Bridgestone Recognized for Climate Change Response Initiatives
CDP, a global, environmental non-profit, has included Bridgestone Corp. on its Climate Change A List. Bridgestone was one of 270 companies selected for the list, which represents CDP's highest rating.
"The decision to include Bridgestone on the Climate Change A List is a reflection of the company's ability to achieve its mid-term 2020 targets (Milestone 2020) a year ahead of schedule in 2019, as well as optimism regarding the its new targets, Milestone 2030, that target reductions in total CO2 emissions," say Bridgestone officials.
Bridgestone global CEO Shu Ishibashi says that "the Bridgestone Group has defined a vision of providing social value and customer value as a sustainable solutions company toward 2050 and beyond.
"Today, we face numerous threats that are having an increasingly clear impact on society and the environment. Such threats include climate change, resource depletion, and the destruction of the natural environment.
"Accordingly, our responsibilities as an organization extend beyond supporting safe and reliable mobility through our tire, rubber and solutions businesses. We must go further to develop a sustainable business that contributes to mobility, the realization of a circular economy and the reduction of CO2 emissions by increasing value and engaging in co-creation across our entire value chain, which extends from development to production and sales, use of tires and operation of vehicles by customers, and finally recycling and reuse."