Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Issues 2016 Global Sustainability Report

FINDLAY, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cooper Tire & Rubber Company today released its fifth annual Corporate
Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability report – “Responsibility
the Cooper Way.” The report is available on the company’s corporate
website at http://coopertire.com/Corporate-Responsibility/Sustainability.aspx.

“Cooper’s sustainability initiatives include our efforts to improve the
lives of our employees, our communities, and the world for future
generations. This report details our progress in terms of environmental
stewardship, employee health and safety, technology, innovation, and
community support,” said Brad Hughes, Cooper’s President & Chief
Executive Officer. “We are making progress on these initiatives and will
continue to report our performance to key stakeholders,” he added.

Highlights from Cooper’s 2016 report include:

  • Energy usage: Cooper has been working for many years to reduce energy
    usage, a key resource in the production of tires. The company has
    reduced energy usage intensity by 18 percent since 2009, and usage
    intensity has declined year-over-year.
  • Water usage intensity: Cooper has reduced water usage intensity by
    7 percent since 2009.
  • Landfill usage intensity: Cooper landfill usage intensity has
    decreased nearly 30 percent since 2009.
  • Greenhouse gas emissions intensity: Cooper greenhouse gas emissions
    intensity has decreased 12 percent since 2009.
  • Tire safety education: Cooper continues to support its signature cause
    of tire and vehicle safety for teens and young adults through the
    Tread Wisely™ program. Cooper employees are active in sharing
    education through this program across the United States, Serbia and in
    the United Kingdom, with plans to expand the program to Asia and Latin
    America. Cooper also launched its first app, the Tread Wisely app, to
    put tire and vehicle safety information directly into the hands of
    young drivers.
  • Sustainable product innovation: Cooper continues to strive toward ever
    more fuel efficient, better performing tires – creating more value in
    our products. We are doing this through a variety of sustainable
    product innovations. This includes Cooper’s recently completed work on
    a five-year Biomass Research and Development Initiative grant to
    develop the guayule plant as an alternative natural rubber source for
    the tire industry. Leading a public-private sector consortium, Cooper
    produced passenger car tires in which all natural and synthetic rubber
    is replaced with guayule rubber.
  • Employee Health and Safety: Cooper continues to promote a zero-injury
    culture through an employee Safety Excellence System and a “Drive to
    Zero” global safety campaign, which demonstrates the company’s
    commitment to continuous improvement toward becoming an injury-free
    workplace. The Total Recordable Incident Rate in Cooper’s tire
    manufacturing plants worldwide has improved more than 70 percent since
    2007.

About Cooper Tire & Rubber Company

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE: CTB) is the parent company of a
global family of companies that specializes in the design, manufacture,
marketing and sale of passenger car, light truck, medium truck,
motorcycle and racing tires. Cooper’s headquarters is in Findlay, Ohio,
with manufacturing, sales, distribution, technical and design operations
within its family of companies located in more than one dozen countries
around the world. For more information on Cooper, visit www.coopertire.com,
www.facebook.com/coopertire
or www.twitter.com/coopertire.


Contacts

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
Megan James, 419-424-4251
majames@coopertire.com