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Bridgestone Releases Global Social Responsibility Update

Bridgestone has released its 2016 Bridgestone Group’s Sustainability Report. The report details the company’s commitment to global social responsibility and includes an overview and descriptions of the three Priority Areas.

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Bridgestone has released its 2016 Bridgestone Group’s Sustainability Report. The report details the company’s commitment to global social responsibility and includes an overview and descriptions of the three Priority Areas: Mobility, People and Environment, as well as Management Fundamentals. In it, the Bridgestone Group clarifies social and environmental material issues it seeks to address and shares some of the initiatives it is undertaking to address those issues.

Within the report, the Group shared its medium-term goals for 2020 as part of the Environmental Priority Areas and outlined achievements in 2016.

Achievements include:

  • 28.5 percent reduction in water intake per unit (compared to 2005)
  • 31 percent improvement in resource productivity (compared to 2005)
  • 29 percent reduction in CO2 emissions per net sales from operations and products’ after-use (compared to 2005)
  • 13 percent reduction in tire-rolling resistance (compared to 2005)

This report also introduces values generated by the Group in the Priority Areas.

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“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,” said Masaaki Tsuya, member of the board, CEO and representative executive officer, Bridgestone Corporation. “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.”

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