Tiremaker encourages largest-ever number of associates to volunteer in the community.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is hosting a “Week of Volunteering” (June 1-7, 2017) to inspire its associates to engage in creating a better future in their communities.
This first-time effort involves more than 1,100 Goodyear associates, retirees and their loved ones who will provide an estimated 5,700 hours of volunteer service to Akron-area non-profit organizations. Company locations in Brazil and China will join the effort with volunteer activities in their local communities.
In addition to hands-on volunteer efforts that will have Goodyear associates rolling up their sleeves, the company also is offering skills-based volunteer programs where associates provide their professional skills and expertise to local non-profits.
“Volunteerism and community engagement are part of Goodyear’s history and the foundation of our corporate social responsibility efforts,” said Richard Kramer, chairman, chief executive officer and president. “The Week of Volunteering represents a step to connect more of our associates with the community and to encourage them to contribute their time, skills and resources on behalf of Goodyear throughout the year.”