Tue April 19 07:34 am 2022 in category Company news
Reduced Emissions, Eco-Friendly Design Highlight Nokian Tyres’ 2021 Sustainability Report
DAYTON, Tenn. – Nokian Tyres reduced CO2 emissions from production, earned recognition for its sustainable facilities, and planted tens of thousands of trees in 2021. Those are a few of the highlights of the company’s 2021 sustainability report, which it released in April and can be downloaded here.
LEEDing the Way
Nokian Tyres’ eco-friendly North American factory in Dayton, Tennessee is a shining example of the company’s commitment to sustainability.
The administration building on the production campus earned LEED v4 Gold certification last year. It is fully powered by energy generated by onsite solar panels and features employee amenities such as a sauna, gym and canteen.
In October, Nokian Tyres received the Tennessee Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award, the highest sustainability honor in the state, for its extensive sustainability efforts in Dayton.
Planting Seeds of Sustainability
In 2021, Nokian Tyres teamed up with One Tree Planted and POWDR to plant 50,000 trees in sensitive areas of Vermont, Colorado, Utah and Oregon. Many of these areas have been impacted by wildfires and deforestation.
The trees will absorb nearly 50,000 tons of carbon dioxide during their lifetime, countering the emissions of around 9,800 passenger vehicles driven for one year, as Nokian Tyres and POWDR aimed to offset the carbon footprints of traffic to POWDR resorts.
Going Green Around the Globe
Nokian Tyres continues to strive to lead the tire industry in sustainability efforts at the global level. Accomplishments include:
- Reducing CO2 emissions from tire production by 40 percent since 2015
- LEED v4 Platinum certification for the solar-powered visitor center at the company’s new Hakka Ring test facility in Spain
- A concept tire, Green Step, that consists of 93 percent recyclable or renewable materials
“As Nokian Tyres works to empower the world to drive smarter, driving greener is an important part of that equation,” said Nokian Tyres Senior Communications Manager Wes Boling. “We remain committed to continuing to make our collective journeys more beautiful.”