The Bridgestone Group has set the Long-term Environmental Vision of reducing its overall CO2 emissions by at least 50%. This vision is based on the objective of reducing global greenhouse gas emissions at least by 50% by 2050, consistent with the goal agreed on by the leaders of G8 countries during the G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit held in July 2008. This objective also was shared at the Major Economies Meeting on Energy Security and Climate Change held the same year.
Difference in CO2 Emissions from Operations and Products’ After-use and Contribution to CO2 reduction at the Usage Stage
To reduce the volume of CO2 emissions over the entire lifecycle of a tire, the Bridgestone Group has set two CO2 reduction-related targets so that by 2020 the contribution from avoided emissions when the customer uses the tire exceeds the emissions from raw material procurement, manufacturing distribution and a tire’s after-use.
Considering the value when CO2 emissions from operations and products’ after-use are offset by contribution of CO2 reduction at usage stage*1, the reduction in 2017 was 86 percent (compared to 2005). The Group is continuing activities with the dual approach aimed at achieving its goal of reducing CO2 emissions generated by the customer’s use of a tire enough to outweigh all other emissions produced during raw materials procurement, manufacturing and the afterlife of the product by 2020.