Pramod Thomas | Feb 14, 2018 | 0
Nokian Tyres is the most sustainable company in the world
Nokian Tyres has been selected again as one of the most sustainable companies in the world. The company received the Bronze Class distinction in the Auto Components category of the RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook 2018. RobecoSAM is an expert on sustainability whose annual assessment is considered to be a particularly reliable and comprehensive report of how sustainability is implemented in companies around the world. RobecoSAM evaluates more than 2,000 publicly traded companies annually. It reviewed companies from 60 industries in 43 countries.
Nokian Tyres also received the Industry Mover award for achieving the industry’s largest improvement in its sustainability performance compared to the previous year.
“We have been doing determined work in many areas of sustainability and managed to implement it as a natural part of our global functions. It feels great to receive recognition for our long-term efforts. Such feedback inspires us to continue on the path that we have chosen and encourages us to work even harder on sustainability”, said Teppo Huovila, who is responsible for sustainability at Nokian Tyres.
Reducing CO2 emissions
Nokian Tyres has specified several sustainability goals for 2020, including reducing the rolling resistance of its tyres by 7%, thereby creating a decrease of 500 million kg in CO2 emissions from traffic by 2020. This goal was met last year well before the target time along with the goal to reduce CO2 emissions from production by 20%.
Nokian Tyres has also set a goal to audit all of its major rubber processor partners and eliminate all landfill waste from production. In Nokia, 100% of production waste is already being recycled and, in Vsevolozhsk, the recycling rate is nearly 90%.