The taxes the Bridgestone Group pays are an important part of its broader economic and social impact and play a key role in the development of the communities in which it operates. The Group regards taxes as a cornerstone of its commitment to grow in a sustainable, socially responsible way. The Group introduced a Global Tax Policy to employees responsible for corporate taxes with the intent to improve penetration throughout the organization. The Tax Policy will be used as a guide as it strengthens its governance to align with society’s expectations of responsible companies.