Green group questions Goodyear NR procurement plan

Washington—Goodyear’s new natural rubber procurement policy lacks the policy safeguards that would make it a truly effective vehicle for fighting deforestation, land grabbing and human rights abuses, an environmental organisation claims.

Following such companies as Bridgestone Corp., Group Michelin, Pirelli & C. S.p.A. and General Motors Co., Goodyear issued its new policy 23 April. The tire maker said the document was designed to promote a sustainable, environmentally responsible NR supply chain.

However, the environmental group Mighty Earth claimed 26 April that Goodyear’s policy lacks the strong criteria…

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