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LJUBLJANA (Slovenia), September 24 (SeeNews) - U.S.-based multinational tire manufacturer Goodyear plans to start procuring 100% renewable energy to its plant in Kranj, Slovenia, it said.
The company intends to purchase 700,000 MWh of electricity generated from renewables, ensuring that manufacturing plants in Slovenia, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Poland, Turkey and the Netherlands will operate on sustainably sourced electricity, Goodyear said in a statement earlier this week.
This shift, part of a multiple-phase plan to procure 100% renewable energy in all Goodyear facilities across Europe, Middle East and Africa by the end of 2022, will reduce the company's carbon footprint by up to 260,000 tonnes, it said.
"Switching to 100% renewable electricity at these production facilities fits perfectly with our commitment to reduce our carbon footprint," Goodyear EMEA president Chris Delaney noted.
Other locations such as Goodyear in South Africa, and Cooper Tire plants in Serbia and UK will be reviewed in a second phase of the plan's roll-out.