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Tire Industry

 

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Companies at the top are the best, at the bottom the worst.

company
overall
ranking
environ-
ment
human
rights
labor
ethics &
governance
health &
safety
1 (tie)

D

n/i

F

C

D

1 (tie)

D

D

D

D

D

Notes: Rankings proceed from top to bottom with companies at the top as more responsible within the industry and those at the bottom as the less responsible. Letter grades go in this order: A (best),B,C,D,F(worst) with plus (+) and minus (-). "n/i" means we don't have enough information to give a letter grade for that category. The color coding is another corporate responsibility indicator, in the order Green (best), Yellow, Orange, Red (worst). Companies in the green zone are sustainable and working towards creating a greener planet (most industries will not have companioes in the green zone as there are no companies that can be considered sustainable in that industry). Companies red zone have poor environmental and social responsibility records and should be avoided if possible. 'Orange' companies are not quite as bad as 'red' and ' yellow' zone are slightly better than orange. Orange and yellow companies have a ways to go before they can be considered green.

Fast facts about the tire industry

  • Human rights abuses on rubber plants are shockingly prevalent:  plantation workers are exposed to hazardous working conditions without adequate training or safety equipment, unfair wages, and inadequate living conditions with poor sanitation.
  • Child labor is still widely used on the plantations, and most children are unregistered and thus unable to benefit from free education and health care.
  • Environmental protection laws are largely disregarded and companies often discharge dangerous agricultural waste products into local communities.
  • Similarly, for twenty years DuPont continued to market Teflon to consumers, concealing the fact that this product, found in nonstick pots and pans, has been shown to release toxic and potentially deadly gases as the material heats up during cooking.
  • Visit Go Green to support companies with better human rights and environmental records.