Global CEO Message

Our Commitment to Conservation and Community

Corporate Social Responsibility is a very important part of Giti Tire’s DNA. It provides the groundwork of the passion the company engages in, and creates a bigger purpose beyond just selling products and services. Throughout the years, Giti has provided support of resources towards a variety of CSR projects and engagements, as well as developed partnerships with leading organizations that hold similar views towards giving back.

AS part of our CSR commitment, a few key sectors stand out. One is the area of strong Green & Efficient Production, which involves focusing on each of the company’s six factories to make them energy efficient and fully sustainable. Employee Health & Safety creates positive and health work places ad support focused on Giti’s employees and vendors. Finally, a commitment to a Better Community & World includes our dedication to key areas such as education, the environment, economics, and engagement with local communities to support their needs.

Each of these areas is vital for Giti’s short and long-term initiatives to achieve and exceed our Sustainable Development Goals. Together, we are committed to continue growth oru CSR efforts and contributions to make a better world and future.

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Dr. Enki Tan

Executive Chairman of Giti Tire

What are SDG's and

How Can Giti Fulfill Them?

 

Giti Tire endorses the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and
incorporates them into each CSR activity. These goals cover a broad range of social and
economic development issues. Included among them are poverty, hunger, health, education,
climate change, gender equality, water sanitation, energy, environment, and social justice. 

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Goal 1

Ending poverty in all forms everywhere.

 
Goal 1
 
Goal 2

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

 
Goal 2
 
Goal 3

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all

 
Goal 3
 
Goal 4

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

 
Goal 4
 
Goal 5

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

 
Goal 5
 
Goal 6

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

 
Goal 6
 
Goal 7

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

 
Goal 7
 
Goal 8

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

 
Goal 8
 
Goal 9

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

 
Goal 9
 
Goal 10

Reduce inequality within and among countries

 
Goal 10
 
Goal 11

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

 
Goal 11
 
Goal 12

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

 
Goal 12
 
Goal 13

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

 
Goal 13
 
Goal 14

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

 
Goal 14
 
Goal 15

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems and halt biodiversity loss

 
Goal 15
 
Goal 16

Promote peaceful societies for sustainable development and build effective institutions at all levels

 
Goal 16
 
Goal 17

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

 
Goal 17

Ending poverty in all forms everywhere.

The slowdown in progress on poverty reduction since 2015 has been further set back by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the global rate of extreme poverty rising in 2020 for the first time in over 20 years. The triple threat of COVID-19, conflict and climate change makes the global goal of ending poverty by 2030 unachievable unless immediate and substantial policy actions are taken. However, 4 billion people worldwide are still without any social protection, most of whom are poor and vulnerable.

Compounding the threats to poverty eradication posed by climate change and conflict, the pandemic is set to increase the number of poor people in 2020 by between 119 and 124 million, causing the extreme poverty rate to rise for the first time in a generation, from 8.4 per cent in 2019 to 9.5 per cent in 2020 according to “nowcasts”. Of the “new poor”, 8 out of 10 are in middle-income countries and territories. It is predicted that around 600 million people will still be living in extreme poverty by 2030.

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End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

The number of people experiencing hunger globally and suffering from food insecurity has been rising gradually since 2014 and has become even worse during the Covid-19 pandemic. The pandemic has increased the vulnerabilities and inadequacies of global food systems, potentially leaving hundreds of millions more people chronically undernourished and making the goal of ending hunger more difficult to achieve. Between 83 and 132 million more people may already have been pushed into chronic hunger in 2020. In addition, countries and territories around the world continue to struggle with multiple forms of malnutrition.

Global holdings of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture in 2020 reached 5.7 million accessions conserved in 831 gene banks by 114 countries and territories and 17 regional and international research centres. Although the total number of global holdings has risen, the growth rate decreased over the past 10 years, reaching its lowest level in 2020. The world is still far off target for maintaining the genetic diversity of farmed and domesticated animals, either in the field or in gene banks.

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Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, progress had been made in many health areas, including improving the health of mothers and children, increasing immunization coverage and reducing the incidence of communicable diseases, albeit not fast enough to meet the Goal 3 targets by 2030. Among the health services most extensively affected are those for mental, neurological and substance use disorders; neglected tropical diseases; tuberculosis; HIV and hepatitis B and C; cancer screening; services for other non-communicable diseases, including hypertension and diabetes; family planning and contraception; urgent dental care; malnutrition; immunization; and malaria.

Immunization is one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions. While vaccination coverage among infants increased from 72 per cent in 2000 to 85 per cent in 2015 before stalling until 2019, an estimated 19.7 million children did not receive essential vaccines during the first year of their life in 2019. Improvements in essential health services, as measured by the universal health coverage service coverage index, increased from a global average of 45 out of 100 in the year 2000 to 66 in 2017.

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Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

It is estimated that 101 million additional children and young people (from grades 1 to 8) fell below the minimum reading proficiency level in 2020 owing to the consequences of the pandemic, which wiped out the education gains achieved over the past 20 years. Reading proficiency levels could recover by 2024, but only if exceptional efforts are devoted to the task through remedial and catch-up strategies. Just before the pandemic, 53 per cent of young people were completing secondary school globally, although the figure for sub-Saharan Africa was only 29 per cent. The rise in school completion rates may slow or even reverse depending on the duration of school closures, which are resulting in learning losses and affecting the motivation to attend school, and on the extent to which poverty might increase, adding to the obstacles faced by disadvantaged children.

Giti has maintained a relationship of support and cooperation with leading universities in the world for about 20 years. Giti Tire supports the Tsinghua x-lab in terms of soft power aspects such as network platform construction building, resources and expert support. Giti holds a variety of educational workshops and activities around the world, increasing knowledge of youth. These include topics such as road safety, understanding of tires and improvement of the environment and society.

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Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

Discriminatory laws and legal gaps continue to prevent women from fully enjoying their human rights. According to data for 2020 from 95 countries and territories, more than half lacked quotas for women in the national parliament; 83 per cent included budgetary commitments to implement legislation addressing violence against women, although 63 per cent continued to lack rape laws based on the principle of consent; more than 90 per cent prohibited discrimination in employment on the basis of gender, yet almost half continued to restrict women from working in certain jobs or industries; and almost one quarter did not grant women equal rights to men for entering into marriage and initiating divorce proceedings. New estimates based on surveys from the period 2000–2018 confirm that nearly 736 million women, or one in three, have been subjected to physical violence, sexual violence or both by a husband or intimate partner, or sexual violence by a non-partner, at least once in their lifetime from 15 years of age – a figure that has remained largely unchanged over the past decade.

Giti has obtained EDGE Certification by Intertek in 2019. EDGE is the only global assessment methodology and business model standard for gender equality. The EDGE certification helps create an optimal workplace for both men and women. The certification process assesses policies, practices and numbers across 5 different areas of analysis - equal pay for equivalent work recruitment and promotion, leadership development training and mentoring, flexible working and company culture.

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Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

Billions of people worldwide still live without safely managed drinking-water, sanitation and hygiene services, which are critical for protecting human health. Over the past century, global water use has increased at more than twice the rate of population growth. In addition to water stress, countries and territories are facing growing challenges linked to water pollution, degraded water-related ecosystems, water scarcity caused by climate change, and a lack of cooperation on transboundary waters. A dramatic acceleration is needed in the current rates of progress and in integrated and holistic approaches to water management.

Freshwater ecosystems and the multitude of resources that are changing dramatically. One fifth of the world’s river basins are experiencing rapid increases or decreases in surface water area. This unprecedented situation is compounded by pollution in large lakes and the persistent loss and degradation of wetlands and freshwater biodiversity. Between 1970 and 2015, the total area of inland and marine or coastal wetlands declined by approximately 35 per cent, three times the rate of forest loss. Existing efforts to protect and restore water-related ecosystems must be scaled up and accelerated urgently.

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Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

Despite significant progress over the past decade on improving access to electricity, increasing renewable energy use in the electricity sector and improving energy efficiency, the world is still falling short in providing affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. The share of renewable energy in total final energy consumption increased gradually from 16.4 per cent in 2010 to 17.1 per cent in 2018. However, the share of modern renewable sources in total final energy consumption rose by only 2.5 percentage points in a decade, remaining below 11 per cent in 2018.

As the social and environmental impacts of climate change. resource depletion. and biodiversity loss become more pronounced. the Giti Group has established a framework to address these challenges within its operations that allow continued contribution to the larger community. We at Giti Tire strive to be an environmentally sustainable company Guiding Principles:

  • Comply with all environmental laws and regulations
  • Most efflcient use of natural resources
  • Aim to reduce carbon emissions
  • Ensure safe disposal of hazardous waste
  • Reuse / recycle material whenever possible
  • Continuously improve our Environmental Management System and ensure its effectiveness

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Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

Following average growth of about 2 per cent from 2014 to 2018, global real GDP per capita increased by only 1.3 per cent in 2019 and is estimated to have declined by 5.3 per cent in 2020 owing to the pandemic. Global real GDP per capita is projected to increase again by 3.6 per cent in 2021 and 2.6 per cent in 2022.

The real GDP of the least developed countries increased by 4.8 per cent in 2019 and is estimated to have fallen by 1.3 per cent in 2020 because of the disruption caused by the pandemic. They are at high risk of falling into poverty and will experience greater challenges in regaining their livelihoods during the recovery. The median gender pay gap in countries and territories with data from around 2017 is close to 12 per cent, indicating that women’s hourly earnings are an average of 12 per cent lower than those of men in half of all countries and territories with data.

Global unemployment increased by 33 million in 2020, with the unemployment rate increasing by 1.1 percentage points to 6.5 per cent. However, unemployment figures reflect only a small proportion of the jobs lost as a result of the pandemic. A further 81 million people were not actively seeking employment or were simply unable to find employment owing to the COVID-19-related restrictions. Young people and women were particularly hard hit by the crisis, with employment losses in 2020 of 8.7 and 5 per cent, respectively, compared to 3.7 per cent for all adults and 3.9 per cent for men.

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Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

According to data from 2018 and 2019 on the 25 countries and territories in Africa, Asia, South America, Central Asia and the Middle East for which the Rural Access Index of the World Bank was updated using a spatial method, almost 300 million out of 520 million rural dwellers still lack reliable access to roads. Growth in maritime freight volumes and global container port traffic weakened in 2019, expanding at the marginal rates of 0.5 and 2 per cent, respectively, compared to 2018. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the volume of international maritime freight is expected to have fallen by 4.1 percent and global container port traffic by 2.1 per cent in 2020.

The proportion of global GDP invested in research and development rose at a satisfactory pace, from 1.61 per cent in 2010 to 1.73 per cent in 2018. However, countries and territories in most of the developing regions fell short of the world average, some spending less than 1 percent of GDP on research and development. Globally, there has been an increase in the number of researchers per million population from 1,022 in 2010 to 1,235 in 2018, ranging from 3,847 in Europe and Northern America to only 99 in sub-Saharan Africa. In addition, women represented only 30.5 per cent of global researchers in 2018. Total official flows for economic infrastructure in developing countries reached $63.6 billion in 2019, an increase of 39.6 per cent in real terms since 2010. The main sectors assisted were transport ($21.3 billion), and banking and financial services ($15.3 billion).

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Reduce inequality within and among countries.

Data from 44 countries and territories for the period 2014–2020 show that almost one in five people reported having personally experienced discrimination on at least one of the grounds prohibited under international human rights law. Moreover, women were more likely to be victims of discrimination than men. The health and socioeconomic situations of many groups already experiencing higher levels of discrimination have been further affected by the pandemic. The data from 2019 on financial soundness indicators indicated some improvement of overall loan performance, while the levels of capital, which is the main buffer for absorbing losses, remained high despite a slight decline. The share of countries and territories reporting non-performing loans whose value exceeds 5 percent of total loans declined from 41.9 per cent in 2018 to 39.5 per cent in 2019. Meanwhile, the share of countries and territories reporting a ratio of total regulatory capital to risk weighted assets of more than 15 per cent declined from 84.6 per cent in 2018 to 82.1 per cent in 2019, although the median rose from 17.9 per cent to 18.2 percent over the same period.

Globally, in 2019, 54 per cent of the 111 Governments with data reported having instituted a comprehensive set of policy measures to facilitate orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people, which means that they have reported having policy measures in place for at least 80 per cent of the subcategories that make up the six policy domains of this indicator. The degree to which the policy measures were reported, however, varies widely across policy domains, with most countries and territories reporting measures for cooperation and partnerships and for safe, orderly and regular migration, and fewest countries and territories reporting measures for migrant rights and for socioeconomic well-being.

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Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

The number of slum dwellers has continued to grow over the years, exceeding 1 billion in 2018. Slum dwellers are most prevalent in the three regions of Eastern and South-Eastern Asia (370 million), sub-Saharan Africa (238 million) and Central and Southern Asia (226 million).

Data collected for a sample of 911 cities from 114 countries and territories in 2020 indicate that between 1990 and 2019, spatial urbanization occurred at a much faster rate than population growth, and smaller cities were being urbanized more quickly than their larger counterparts. On average, all regions except sub-Saharan Africa and Eastern and South-Eastern Asia recorded a consistent increase in built-up area per capita, with the highest values in Australia and New Zealand. Data on a sample of 911 cities from 114 countries and territories indicate that the share of urban area allocated to streets and open public spaces averaged only about 16 per cent globally in 2020, well below the allocation recommended by United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) of 30 per cent for streets and an additional 10 to 15 per cent for open public spaces.

As of March 2021, 156 countries and territories have developed national urban policies, almost half of which are already at the implementation stage. Of these countries and territories, 38 per cent are in the early stages of plan development, while 13 per cent are monitoring and evaluating the performance of their plans.

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Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

For decades, scientists have been explaining the ways in which humanity is driving the three planetary crises of climate, biodiversity and pollution, all of which are linked to unsustainable production and consumption. Changes in consumption and production patterns can help to promote the decoupling of economic growth and human well-being from resource use and environmental impact.

From 2017 to 2020, 83 countries, territories and the European Union shared information on their contribution to the implementation of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns. In 2020, 136 policies and 27 implementation activities were reported, bringing the total number to over 700. While specific actions have been taken to improve resource use efficiency in a specific industry or area, this has not resulted in their widespread adoption across sectors and industries. Giti Tire involves itself heavily on the following:

  1. Green Energy - Giti utilizes alternative and clean energy methods. including solar panels to generate green electricity
  2. Flue-Gas - Desulfurizatio (FGD). The desulfurization efficiency rate now exceeds 95%, reducing 190 tons since the previous year
  3. Water Recycling - Continued recycling of water usage at Giti's plants has improved local environments
  4. Green Certifications - Giti's plants throughout the world have received environmental management certification and passed clean production audits.
    • Reduce: Thanks to our design approach, our tires are lighter. consume less energy and last longer
    • Reuse: Our tires are repairable, regroovable and retreadable
    • Renew: We use eco design materials from renewable resources.
    • Recycle: We incorporate recycled materials into our new tires

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Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

The six years from 2015 to 2020 are likely to be the warmest on record. Climate change is making the achievement of many Goals less likely. To limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels in accordance with the Paris Agreement, the world would need to achieve net zero carbon dioxide emissions by around 2050. As of April 2020, 118 countries and territories had reported the development and adoption of national or local disaster risk reduction strategies, an increase from 48 countries and territories in the first year of the Sendai Framework.

Giti Tire has collaborated with Conservation International for several years and continues to do so by supporting marine conservation and forestry protection projects. Giti has involved itself in the strengthening of biodiversity in key landscape areas such as the Northern Sumatra Corridor. Protecting these forest areas from conversion into vegetation with lower biomass (tree plantations and agriculture) conserves about 100 tonnes of carbon in total, which is equivalent to 100 years of carbon emissions resulting from coal burning at Giti plants. According to scientists, global emissions should be cut to 45 per cent below 2010 levels by 2030 in order to limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre -industrial levels. Emissions from developed countries were approximately 6.2 percent lower in 2019 than in 2010, while emissions from 70 developing countries rose by 14.4 per cent in 2014.

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Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

More than 3 billion people rely on the oceans for their livelihoods, and more than 80 per cent of world merchandise trade by volume is carried by sea. The oceans, seas and marine resources are under constant threat from pollution, warming and acidification that are disrupting marine ecosystems and the communities they support. These changes have long-term repercussions that require the world to urgently scale up the protection of marine environments, investment in ocean science, support for small-scale fishery communities, and the sustainable management of the oceans. Sustainable fisheries accounted for approximately 0.1 per cent of global GDP in 2017, while contributing more than 0.5 per cent of GDP in certain regions and the least developed countries. The sustainable management of fish stocks remains critical to ensuring that fisheries continue to generate economic growth and support equitable development.

Giti promotes environmental protection and supports measures in Asia and around the World. Part of Giti’s partnership with the Conservational International Organisation includes six years of support of CI’s tagging and preservation efforts. Recently, Conservation International has expanded their efforts to expand technology further, offering the ability to track tagged fish online in real-time, including the world’s largest fish, the whale shark. These fish have been tagged in eastern Indonesia. In addition to that, Giti has its own 4.75 meter shark named after the company which showcased and was able to be tracked on CI’s website.

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Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.

While the rate of deforestation in tropical regions has slowed in the past decade, vigilance and targeted efforts are required to maintain this trend. The proportion of forest area fell from 31.9 per cent of total land area in 2000 to 31.2 per cent in 2020, representing a net loss of almost 100 million hectares of the world’s forests. From 2000 to 2020, forest area increased in Asia, Europe and Northern America, but decreased significantly in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa. Despite the losses in forest cover, above-ground forest biomass per hectare, the proportion of forest area in protected areas and under long-term management plans, and certified forest area all increased or remained stable at the global level and in most of the regions of the world, demonstrating global progress towards sustainable forest management.

For many years. Giti has been working with Conservation International (Cl) in conducting a protection program to preserve forest and biodiversity in Sumatra. India and the southwestern mountains of China. The program has helped to purify carbon emissions that are equivalent to what Giti Tire produces in 100 years. Hoh Xil in Qinghai, China succeeded in its application for a World Heritages site with the largest area in China. Giti donated its 4x4 series tires; these high-quality tires concentrated the latest 4x4 tire research and development technology, which offered reliable guarantee for patrolling rangers, vehicles and the pure land of Hoh Xil.

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Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

The world is still a long way from achieving the goal of building peaceful, just and inclusive societies, with millions of people living in fragile and conflict-affected States. At the end of 2019, 79.5 million people had been forcibly displaced worldwide, equivalent to 1 per cent of the global population. Globally, around 437,000 people were victims of homicide in 2019. However, lethal violence is slowly decreasing, and homicide rates declined from 6 victims per 100,000 population in 2015 to 5.7 per 100,000 in 2019. Two thirds of all homicide victims were in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean, with no sign of numbers falling in sub-Saharan Africa.

The United Nations recorded 69,276 civilian deaths in 12 of the world’s deadliest armed conflicts between 2018 and 2020. In 2020, there were five civilians killed per 100,000 population, one in seven of which was a woman or child. In 2020, the number of independently functioning national human rights institutions in sub-Saharan Africa and Europe increased by three, raising the proportion of countries and territories that had successfully achieved compliance with the Principles and Guidelines on Children Associated with Armed Forces or Armed Groups to 42 per cent. However, progress has stalled in Latin America and the Caribbean, Oceania, Western Asia, and Eastern and South-Eastern Asia, where no new independent national human rights institutions have been recognized or established since 2018.

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Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

With multilateral and global partnerships already challenged by scarce financial resources, trade tensions, technological obstacles and a lack of data, the COVID-19 pandemic has administered an unprecedented shock to the global system. In addition, there is severe pressure on FDI, which is expected to fall by 40 per cent. The fiscal impacts of the pandemic are leading to debt distress in countries and territories and limiting their fiscal and policy space for critical investments in recovery (including accessing vaccines), climate change and the Goals, which threatens to pro long recovery periods. The pandemic has focused attention on the crucial role of global partnerships. The interconnected global economy requires a global response to ensure that all countries and territories, in particular developing countries, can address the compounding and parallel health, economic and environmental crises in order to recover better.

Global flows of FDI were under severe pressure in 2020. These vital resources are expected to have fallen by 40 per cent from $1.5 trillion in 2019 to less than $1 trillion for the first time since 2005, undoing the already lacklustre growth in international investment over the past decade. International private sector investment flows to developing and transition economies in sectors relevant for the Goals were also on course to fall by about one third in 2020. By the end of 2020, the cumulative number of countries and territories that have signed or adopted bilateral investment treaties with the least developed countries and developing economies reached 121 and 183, respectively. The number of countries and territories with bilateral investment treaties in force or implemented reached 102 and 173, respectively. The rate of new countries and territories signing such treaties has slowed in recent years, following a rapid increase in the 1990s.

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