AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE: GT) has been named one of the top 50 U.S. companies for social responsibility by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship and the Reputation Institute.
Based on a survey of U.S. consumers, Goodyear earned a rating of 74.4, ranking it 32nd on the 2010 Boston College Corporate Social Responsibility Index. Goodyear is the only company in the automotive or tire industries listed.
The Corporate Social Responsibility Index captures public perceptions about the corporate citizenship, governance and workplace practices of more than 200 companies in the United States.
"We are proud to be recognized as a leader in corporate citizenship and social responsibility," said Donald E. Stanley, Goodyear's vice president, Product Quality and Plant Technology.
"Goodyear is committed to nurturing an inclusive and rewarding workplace for our associates, fostering a high standard for ethical behavior, providing support for our communities and implementing sustainable environmental practices, all while bringing innovative tires to motorists around the world."
The company's corporate citizenship has previously been recognized by inclusion on CRO magazine's list of "100 Best Corporate Citizens," Forbes magazine's America's most-trustworthy companies list, Fortune magazine's ranking of America's most-respected companies and Newsweek magazine's "Greenest Big Companies in America" listing.
Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs approximately 69,000 people and manufactures its products in 56 facilities in 21 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear, go to www.goodyear.com.
SOURCE The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company