Tokyo (June 26, 2017) - Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone) today announced the release of the Bridgestone Group’s Sustainability Report 2016.
Bridgestone Group’s Sustainability Report 2016:
This report features the Group’s refined global corporate social responsibility (CSR) commitment, “Our
Way to Serve,” and shares an overview, background of the launch and descriptions of the three Priority
Areas: Mobility, People and Environment, as well as Management Fundamentals. With changes in the
global sustainable marketplace, the Group clarifies social and environmental material issues it seeks to
address and shares some of the initiatives it is undertaking to address those issues. For example, the
Group articulates medium-term targets for 2020 as part of the Environmental Priority Areas and outlines
achievements in 2016.
- 28.5% reduction in water intake per unit (compared to 2005)
- 31% improvement in resource productivity (compared to 2005)
- 29% reduction in CO2 emissions per net sales from operations and products’ after-use
(compared to 2005)
- 13% reduction in tire-rolling resistance (compared to 2005)
This report also introduces values generated by the Group in the Priority Areas. “While Bridgestone has
always used innovation to develop a wide range of products and services, going forward we intend to
develop and offer solution businesses that can address social issues while fulfilling customer
expectations,” Masaaki Tsuya, Member of the Board, CEO and Representative Executive Officer,
Bridgestone Corporation, commented in the report. “The result is a high quality, high innovation benefit for our customers, a positive impact on society, and the recognition by our customers that Bridgestone is a trusted solutions provider.”
The Bridgestone Group will proactively address social issues, work to fulfill society’s expectations, and contribute to the realization of a sustainable environment and society. Through active dialogue with a wide range of stakeholders, the Group aims to create common value for our customers and society.
Bridgestone’s Priority Areas and Management Fundamentals
Bridgestone’s CSR web page
Bridgestone’s Our Way to Serve special web page
Bridgestone Group’s Annual Report 2016
About Bridgestone EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa)
Bridgestone EMEA, with headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo-based Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tyre and rubber company. Bridgestone EMEA operates in more than 60 countries and has over 18200 employees. Across the region it has 14 tyre and tyre related plants, a major R&D Centre and a proving ground. Bridgestone EMEA’s premium tyres are sold in Europe, Middle East, Africa and globally.