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GRI-listed items for each data are disclosed here based on the standard disclosure of the GRI Guideline*

*Global Reporting Initiative Sustainability Reporting Guidelines (Fourth Edition (G4))

Management-Related Data

Data items Results in 2014 Results in 2015 Results in 2016 GRI
Sales of the group 3,674 billion yen 3,790 billion yen 3,337 billion yen G4-9
Rubber production volume 1,820,000 tonnes 1,790,000 tonnes 1,800,000 tonnes G4-9
Number of employees 144,632 144,303 143,616 G4-9
Number of manufacturing facilities* 172 172 169 G4-9

*Number of facilities as of April 1 each year (as of the end of December each year for other data).

Environment-Related Data

Data items Results in 2014 Results in 2015 Results in 2016 GRI
Amount of raw materials used 4,844,000 tonnes 4,811,000 tonnes 4,831,000 tonnes G4-EN1
Amount of recycled rubber 17,752 tonnes 16,066 tonnes 16,357 tonnes G4-EN2
Total consumption of primary energy 46,311,000 GJ 45,177,000 GJ 44,795,000 GJ G4-EN3
Energy consumption (fuel)*1 712,000 kl 686,000 kl 677,000 kl G4-EN3
Energy consumption (electricity) 4,701,000 MWh 4,649,000 MWh 4,650,000 MWh G4-EN3
Energy consumption (steam) 1,806,000 GJ 1,864,000 GJ 1,797,000 GJ G4-EN3
Energy consumption per unit of sales 1,261 GJ/100 million yen 1,192 GJ/100 million yen 1,342 GJ/100 million yen G4-EN5
Reduction volume of energy consumption 470,000 GJ 1,134,000 GJ 382,000 GJ G4-EN6
Energy consumption outside of the organization - - 1,674,023,000 GJ G4-EN4
Total water intake 77,649,000 m3 77,545,000 m3 71,581,000 m3 G4-EN8
Water intake (surface water) 4,760,000 m3 4,943,000 m3 4,702,000 m3 G4-EN8
Water intake (groundwater) 12,730,000 m3 11,402,000 m3 11,623,000 m3 G4-EN8
Water intake (water supply, industrial water) 20,410,000 m3 19,999,000 m3 19,543,000 m3 G4-EN8
Water intake (seawater) 39,749,000 m3 41,200,000 m3 35,714,000 m3 G4-EN8
Volume of recycled water 486,142,000 m3 480,506,000 m3 455,646,000 m3 G4-EN10
Greenhouse gas emissions (SCOPE 1) 1,955,000 t-CO2 1,856,000 t-CO2 1,828,000 t-CO2 G4-EN15
Greenhouse gas emissions (SCOPE 2) 2,517,000 t-CO2 2,502,000 t-CO2 2,448,000 t-CO2 G4-EN16
Greenhouse gas emissions (SCOPE 3)*2 125,888,000 t-CO2 122,034,000 t-CO2 122,834,000 t-CO2 G4-EN17
CO2 emissions per unit in lifecycle stages*3 396 tonnes/100 million yen 366 tonnes/100 million yen 414 tonnes/100 million yen G4-EN18
CO2 emission reduction rate in the operations and products’ after-use
(compared with 2005)
32% 37% 29% G4-EN19
NOx emissions (from Bridgestone Corporation 578 tonnes 699 tonnes 376 tonnes G4-EN21
SOx emissions (from Bridgestone Corporation) 424 tonnes 402 tonnes 357 tonnes G4-EN21
Total water discharge 63,008,000 m3 61,744,000 m3 55,671,000 m3 G4-EN22
Waste discharge 314,000 tonnes 297,000 tonnes 298,000 tonnes G4-EN23
Volume of recycled waste 280,000 tonnes 266,000 tonnes 269,000 tonnes G4-EN23
Recycling waste rate 89 % 90 % 90 % G4-EN23
Volume of waste landfill 34,000 tonnes 31,000 tonnes 29,000 tonnes G4-EN23
Investment in environmental preservation*4
(of Bridgestone Corporation)
- - 43.8 billion yen G4-EN31
Expenses for environmental preservation*4
(of Bridgestone Corporation)
- - 53.0 billion yen G4-EN31
Environmental preservation effective amount*5
(of Bridgestone Corporation)
2.3 billion yen 1.7 billion yen 2.1 billion yen G4-EN31
Resource productivity*6 0.758
million yen/tonnes
0.788
million yen/tonnes
0.691
million yen/tonnes
G4-EN1
Sites with ISO 140001 certification*7 99.4 % 99.4 % 99.4 % -

Environment-related data represents Bridgestone Group all plants for the period between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014 for 2014 results, between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015 for 2015 results and between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 for 2016 results. Part of the data includes estimated figures. Because we refined past data, the data above differ slightly from Sustainability Report 2015.

  1. Includes fuels used for in-house power generation.
  2. Category 8 and 15 are excluded of the 15 categories in SCOPE 3 of the GHG protocol.
  3. CO2 emissions per unit of sales produced from lifecycle stages from procurement to manufacturing, distribution and disposal.
  4. Calculated with reference to the Environmental Accounting Guidelines 2005 (Ministry of the Environment, Japan).
  5. Calculated based on the Environmental Accounting Guidelines 2005 (Ministry of the Environment, Japan).
  6. Sales per raw material used.
  7. Sites targeted by Bridgestone for ISO 140001 certification.

Social-Related Data

Data items 2014 2015 2016 GRI
Number of employees Total - - 143,616 G4-9
Japan - - 28,628
Americas - - 60,501
Europe - - 13,518
Middle East, Africa, Russia, Asia Pacific - - 40,974
Number of corporate officers*1 Total 46 person 48 person 38 person G4-LA12
(Men) 45 person 46 person 37 person
(Women) 1 person 2 person 1 person
Number of Managers*2 Total 1,113 person 1,146 person 1,199 person
(Men) 1,099 person 1,129 person 1,174 person
(Women) 14 person 17 person 25 person
Average age*2 Total 38.8 years 39.0 years 39.3 years
(Men) 38.9 years 39.0 years 39.3 years
(Women) 38.5 years 38.9 years 39.5 years
Average service period*2 Total 13.5 years 13.4 years 13.5 years
(Men) 13.6 years 13.4 years 13.6 years
(Women) 12.2 years 12.6 years 13 years
Industrial safety data*2 frequency rate*3 0.25 0.13 0.37 G4-LA6
severity rate*4 0 0.01 0.01
Sites with ISO 9001 certification*5 - - - 98.7 % G4-PR1

as of December 31, 2016

  1. of Bridgestone Corporation and its subsidiaries in Japan.
  2. of Bridgestone Corporation
  3. Frequency rate indicates the frequency of accidents with casualties. Frequency rate = (number of casualties/total actual working hours) x 1,000,000
  4. Severity rate indicates the severity of accidents. Severity rate = (total number of working days lost/total number of working hours) x 1,000
  5. Sites targeted by Bridgestone for ISO 9001 certification.

Governance-Related Data

Data items 2016 GRI
Number of directors in Bridgestone Corporation
(as of December 31, 2016)
Directors 11 persons G4-34
(Men) 9 persons
(Women) 2 persons
Of which, outside director 7 persons
(Men) 5 persons
(Women) 2 persons
Directors* Number of persons 13 persons G4-EC1
Total Fees 213 million yen
of which, outside directors* Number of persons 8 persons
Total Fees 97 million yen
Executive Officer* Number of persons 10 persons
Total Fees 562 million yen
Auditors* Number of persons 4 persons
Total Fees 24 million yen
of which, outside auditors* Number of persons 2 persons
Total Fees 6 million yen
Total* Number of persons 27 persons
Total Fees 800 million yen

*Total number /fees in January-December 2016

Third-party Assurance of Environment Data

The Bridgestone Group received the assurance of a third-party institution to ensure transparency, completeness, and accuracy of water intake results and results of tests concerning 2020 CO2 emission reduction targets.

Independent Verification Report  English (1.16MB) / Japanese (1.03MB)

On-site inspection at Asahi Carbon Co., Ltd., Japan

On-site inspection at Burgos Plant, Spain

CO2 emission data (Scope 1, 2, 3) was provided through evaluation by a third-party institution based on ISAE3000 and conforming to ISO14064-3; water intake data was provided by testing implemented by a third-party verification based on and conforming to ISAE3000. Verification of primarily production based in 4 countries, 5 bases/facilities was conducted by on-site inspection; issues at the various bases were identified and solutions were proposed and implemented. Initiatives to further reduce CO2 emission are also being implemented.

Locations where on-site inspection was implemented for third-party verification in 2017

Name of country Name of facility Main product(s) Function of CO2 emission and water intake report
Japan CSR, Environment & Quality Management Planning Division - Summary and report concerning amounts of CO2 emission (SCOPE 1, 2, 3) and water intake at various facilities
Japan Asahi Carbon Co., Ltd. Carbon black products Measurement of and report concerning amounts of CO2 emission and water intake from facility
China Shenyang Plant Tire Measurement of and report concerning amounts of CO2 emission and water intake from facility
Brazil Sao Paulo Plant Tire Measurement of and report concerning amounts of CO2 emission and water intake from facility
Spain Burgos Plant Tire Measurement of and report concerning amounts of CO2 emission and water intake from facility

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