As a responsible corporate citizen, the Bridgestone Group is paying close attention to science-based CO2 emission reduction goals and ongoing and projected impacts of climate change. Based on the projections of IPCC*1 and other internationally recognized agencies, the Group has established a goal to reduce CO2 emissions in its business operations. The Group’s long-term (2050 and beyond) vision is to contribute to the globally agreed target to reduce CO2 emissions. In the shorter term, the Group is focusing on reducing its CO2 emissions from direct operations and, more impactfully, indirect emissions from our products in-use, which offers the greatest overall CO2 reduction potential—reducing fuel combustion emissions when vehicles are moving.
Difference in CO2 emissions from operations and products’ after-use and contribution to CO2 reduction at the usage stage
To move toward our 2050 vision, the Bridgestone Group has established a primary 2020 mid-term milestone and target: reduced emissions footprint from customers’ use of Bridgestone tires will exceed the Group’s emissions from raw material procurement, product manufacturing, distribution and our products’ after-use.
Combining the CO2 reductions from operations and products' in-use, the Group is 95 percent closer to our 100 percent reduction goal, in comparison with the 2005 baseline*1