Bridgestone Corporation today announced that it has been recognized as a global leader in sustainable water management and has therefore been nominated for this year’s CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) ranking, a global environmental outreach platform. to profit. More than 700 companies have been evaluated by CDP, but only 73, among them Bridgestone, are part of the “A List”.
The Bridgestone Group has been focusing on the Environment, beyond People and Mobility, as one of the Priority Areas to achieve the next phase of sustainable growth. The Group adopted a long-term vision by 2050 to achieve a sustainable society. This vision aims to achieve a positive balance in the Group between its business operations and environmental protection.
The Group’s efforts are focused on Water-related resources, including the use of refrigeration and steam systems in production processes. The continuous use of these processes is a current production requirement that aligns with the Group’s activity. This set a target of reducing water consumption by 35% per unit by 2020 across the Group, based on 2005 levels. By 2016, the Group had achieved a 28.5% reduction.
In addition, Bridgestone is also implementing water risk and risk reduction reports in production facilities and working with partners for sustainable use of water resources. These efforts led to their inclusion in CDP’s “A List” of 2017. For more information, visit the Bridgestone Sustainability Report.
Bridgestone was also assigned a position in the supplier board, receiving the highest rating, A, in the CDP’s 2016 “Supplier Engagement Rating”, which aims to increase consumer involvement in order to trigger positive actions on emissions in supply chains announced by CDP in January 2017.