It is expected that an increase in population and the number of automobiles will boost tire demand in the future. The Bridgestone Group’s goal is to implement business operations in balance with the planet’s ecological capacity. The Bridgestone Group has set the goal of using “100% sustainable materials” in our products as the long-term vision for 2050 and beyond. As necessary activities to achieve this goal, we are committed to taking the following three actions:
(1) reduce raw material consumption (enhance resource productivity),
(2) recycle resources and use them efficiently, and
(3) expand and diversify renewable resources (i.e., technology aimed at zero use of non-renewable materials).
*The Bridgestone Group defines sustainable materials as materials "1) that come from resources with a guaranteed continual supply, 2) that can be used as part of our business over the long-term, and 3) that have a low environmental and social impact over the lifecycle from procurement to disposal."