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CLIMATE CHANGE

Climate change continues to impact all regions of the world and all segments of society. Right from shifting weather patterns that threaten food production, to rising sea levels that increase the risk of catastrophic flooding, to the recent forest fires in Australia and California, hurricanes in the US, the impacts of climate change are global in scope and unprecedented in scale. These catastrophic events not only threaten the global economy but also cause severe damage to property and loss of life. If we don't take drastic action today, adapting to these impacts in the future will be more difficult and costly to both the present and future generations. Omni United is committed and doing its part to help save the world’s climate for today’s and tomorrow’s generations.

Our commitment to climate change dates back to 2012 when we first engaged EY(Ernst & Young) to conduct a twelve-month assessment on Radar Tyres’ total greenhouse gas emissions between April 2011 and March 2012. EY’s study involved a rigorous and independent assessment that examined and quantified the amount of greenhouse gases (primarily carbon dioxide) produced from procuring raw materials to manufacturing, distribution, and energy used in the company’s offices and employees' travel. Based on the study recommendations, we undertook a number of changes to our business processes and actions geared to offset the carbon footprint, such as investing in projects that removed or reduced carbon dioxide from the environment. As a result, Radar Tyres became the first tyre brand to be 100% carbon neutral by late 2013 and we have maintained this certification to date.

Our work continues in this direction and we are currently defining new sustainability goals in line with the UNGC’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for beyond 2021. The goals will be inclusive of the entire value chain right from raw material technology and procurement to the end of tyre life. We aim to make a positive impact across each of these stages in our value chain.

NEWS

Approximately Half of World Trees Could Become Extinct, A new Global Study Finds

A 5-year global study finds that up to half of the world tree species are at danger of becoming extinct
September 05, 2021

Historic Drought Resulted in Declaration of Unprecedented Water Cuts for Colorado River

On Monday, the federal government declared a water scarcity on the Colorado River for the first time.
August 17, 2021

COMPANIES ARE SHIFTING TOWARDS A MORE SUSTAINABLE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Tire giant Continental announced last week that it is planning to move towards the standards of a circular economy
August 09, 2021

Europe Burns In The Heat Wave Intensified By Climate Change

Europe burns under one of its worst heat waves in a very long time on Monday, as researchers and governments arranged to
August 06, 2021

Mercedes-Benz targeting to be All Electric by 2030

Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz plans to be ready for an all-electric market by 2030. The automaker intends to invest more than 40 billion
July 23, 2021

STUDY SHOWS THAT PARTS OF AMAZON ARE EMITTING MORE CARBON DIOXIDE THAN ITS ABSORBING

According to a study conducted by Nature Journal, certain parts of the Amazon rainforest are emitting more carbon dioxide than absorbing due to human induced disturbances.
July 15, 2021

The West Is Sweltering due to Massive Wildfires

The West is continually being affected by extreme heat waves. The heat together with drought and lightning strikes, has set fire to more than a million acres
July 13, 2021

U.K. to End use of Coal Power by 2024, Speeding up Emission Reduction Targets

In a bid to boost the country’s climate credentials ahead of an all-important climate summit in November, all coal-fired electricity production will be stopped by the U.K
July 05, 2021

French Government Ordered by the Court to act on Climate Change within Nine Months

The top administrative court of France has ordered its government to take all possible measures within the next nine months, between now and 31 March 2022
July 05, 2021

Yellowstone National Park Report Shows Climate Change Threat

Yellowstone is one of the oldest national parks in the United States and was established in 1872. It houses some of the most famous attraction
June 28, 2021

U.N. Climate Change Report Warns that the tipping points are upon us

According to a report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on climate change, the Earth is headed for a catastrophe
June 25, 2021

Audi to quit developing internal combustion engines in 2026

Back in March, Audi announced that it would be stopping production of its internal combustion engines and would focus on electric powertrains
June 24, 2021

G7 Leaders pledge Climate Action, agree to boost funding

The G7 nations have accorded to accelerate measures on climate change and renewed a pledge to procure $100bn annually to aid poor and developing nations reduce emissions.
June 14, 2021

Carbon Dioxide Levels At 63 Year Record High

Despite the pandemic, Carbon Dioxide levels have hit a record high since accurate measurements began 63 years ago
June 08, 2021

Kerry says that the US plans to introduce carbon border tax after analysing the risks

Washington is looking into the possibility of introducing a carbon tax, which will introduce a fee on imports from countries that do not tax major polluters
May 19, 2021

Greenhouse gases shrinking the stratosphere, a new study finds

A new study which was published in the journal of Environmental Research Letters has found that the release of large amounts
May 12, 2021

Governors urge President Biden to move to zero-emission cars by 2035

A total of 12 governors including New York's Andrew Cuomo, California's Gavin Newsom are urging
April 22, 2021

Free enterprise can be the answer to solving climate change

Biden’s current approach to solving climate change is by thinking globally and acting locally. Local measures such as regulating emissions have limits
April 12, 2021