A message from Maureen Thune
VP & Chief Procurement Officer
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
As Goodyear’s Chief Procurement Officer, I’d like to welcome you to our corporate website for suppliers. Whether you are a new or existing supplier, this is a key source, while not the only source, of important information that can help you to meet the high levels of service, performance and quality that we expect. Among other things, it includes instructions and terms that may apply generally or in listed regions, as well manuals and policies or policy related documents, such as Goodyear’s Global Supplier Quality Manual, Goodyear’s Global Contractor EHSS Manual and Goodyear’s Natural Rubber Procurement Policy.
The site also includes Goodyear’s Supplier Code of Conduct, which helps ensure that we only do business with reputable companies or individuals, reflecting our corporate commitment to ethical standards and responsible sourcing. We want to highlight the Code, because that commitment is important to everything we do, both in Goodyear Procurement and more generally as a company.
In our own operations, we comply with all applicable laws and regulations, and we expect the same from our suppliers. Our Supplier Code of Conduct spells out these expectations, including prohibitions on the use of child labor and forced labor, such as prison labor, indentured labor, slave labor, human trafficking, and other forms of compulsory labor. And the Code makes clear that Suppliers must provide a reasonably safe working environment supportive of accident prevention and minimizing exposure to health risks, complying with applicable safety and health laws and regulations in the countries in which they operate.
Our Supplier Code of Conduct is also consistent with our continuous work to reduce our environmental impact, work that we also expect of our suppliers. At a minimum, as with safety requirements, our suppliers must comply with the applicable environmental laws and regulations in the countries in which they operate.
At Goodyear, we know our actions—both large and small—impact people and communities, and we want those impacts to only be positive ones. That’s why we work hard to continuously improve our practices and strive to only do business with companies and people who share our goals.
Thank you for all of your efforts. Together, we can make a difference in our communities around the world.
VP and Chief Procurement Officer