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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

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

American environmental groups urge the US to 50% emissions by 2030 to inspire other nations to take action

A coalition of American environmental groups urges the administration to cut emissions no lower than 50% by 2030. By doing so, the US would be on track
March 09, 2021

FedEx aims to be carbon neutral by 2040, pledges $2 billion

FedEx, the American multinational delivery services company pledged $2 billion of initial investments to be carbon neutral by 2040.
March 03, 2021

Volvo to fully transition to electric vehicles by 2030

Volvo has announced that it will go fully electric by 2030 and the only place customers will be able to buy a Volvo will be online.
March 02, 2021

Maersk to launch a carbon neutral vessel by 2023, seven years ahead of schedule

In 2019, the International Energy Agency reported that international shipping was responsible...
February 17, 2021

Vehicle manufacturer Ford vows to go all-electric in Europe by 2030

Vehicle manufacturer Ford has announced its plans to convert its entire passenger line in Europe to all-electric by 2030.
February 17, 2021

IBM’s Climate Change Goal: Net-Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2030

The latest to join the list, IBM has pledged to go carbon neutral by 2030.
February 16, 2021

Luxury car brand Jaguar plans to be an all-electric by 2025

The luxury car brand Jaguar announced that it will go all-electric by 2025 and has outlined a plan where it will phase out internal combustion engines.
February 16, 2021

California’s delayed rainy season is prolonging the fire season by a month

Some of the latest research is suggesting that the devastation of the California fires could have been worsened by the delay in rainy season by a month
February 05, 2021

French court convicts state of not doing enough to combat climate change according to its plan

A Paris court has convicted the French state of not keeping up its promises according to its plan for tackling climate change.
February 03, 2021

UN poll finds that close to two-thirds of people believe that climate change is a global emergency

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) collaborated with Oxford University to survey 1.2 million people
January 28, 2021

General Motors to go fully electric by 2035

General Motors (GM) plans to go fully electric by 2035 and completely end production of its diesel and gasoline powered engines for cars, SUVS and trucks.
January 28, 2021

U.S. President Joe Biden vows to replace the government’s fleet with electric vehicles

U.S. President Joe Biden has vowed to shift focus on clean energy, in a recent development
January 26, 2021