The Bridgestone Group launched “The Bridgestone In Harmony with Nature – Promoting Biodiversity Program” in early 2019.
Through the program, we encourage all manufacturing facilities across the globe to promote activities to conserve biodiversity. Many of our facilities already have initiatives in place, such as educational partnerships, conservation efforts, and microhabitats. This program seeks to highlight those facilities for their efforts by recognition based upon measurable KPIs annually.
In 2019, 126 manufacturing facilities participated in this program and 25 sites are recognized as Gold Class.
In 2018, Bridgestone Group held over 385 Environmental conservation/education events such as Eco-art contest, Tree planting campaign and waste tire collecting. The participants of those events exceeded 14,700.
62 manufacturing facilities have partnerships with local schools, NGO/NPOs, national wildlife groups, governments, etc. and have promoted biodiversity conservation. For example, Aiken PSR in the U.S. has partnered with University of South Carolina, Aiken Campus for 4 years to provide educational classroom instruction to Aiken County students.