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Honda recognizes Bridgestone/Firestone for environmental efforts

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For the second year in a row, Bridgestone/Firestone has been awarded Honda of America Manufacturing Inc.'s Environmental Recognition Award, which acknowledges excellence in environmental management.

"This award is yet another testament to our company's efforts to meet our customers' demands while operating in an environmentally responsible manner," says Tim Bent, Bridgestone/Firestone's director of environmental affairs.

Four of Bridgestone/Firestone's plants manufacture tires used as original equipment by Honda -- LaVergne, Tenn., Oklahoma City, Okla., Wilson, N.C., and Joliet, Quebec. These plants also are certified under QS 9000 and ISO 14001, which sets standards requiring continuous improvement in quality and environmental management, the company says.

The Honda award is the latest in a string of awards Bridgestone/Firestone has earned over the years from environmental and conservation groups for its environmental programs and commitments throughout the Americas, including awards for pollution prevention, recycling and land restoration.

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