Bridgestone works with local communities to help protect scarce water resources. In 2018, the Company initiated a three-year project with UNICEF to improve water conservation and drinking water in Maharashtra, India’s second most-populated state. Water scarcity is one of the key challenges affecting Maharashtra due to long periods of drought that result in crop failure. Bridgestone India is donating JPY 63.6 million/USD 577,900*1 to help ensure that 10 villages have access to a clean, safe water supply.
- Based on the average exchange rate used in the Bridgestone Group’s 2018 Financial Report