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Long-Term Vision (For 2050 and beyond) Towards 100% sustainable materials

Activity Concept

An increase in population and the number of automobiles will likely boost tire demand in the future. The Bridgestone Group’s goal is to implement business operations in balance with the planet’s ecological capacity. We have set the goal of using “100% sustainable materials” in our products as the long-term vision for 2050 and beyond. 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 those that:
(1) come from resources with a continual supply;
(2) can be used as part of our business over the long term and;
(3) have a low environmental and social impact over their lifecycle from procurement to disposal.

The Bridgestone approach to resource conservation

To achieve our long-term goal towards sustainable use of natural resources, we continually improve resource productivity and promote circular economy through operational improvements and product design in our operations globally. This is in line with the Bridgestone Approach to Resource Conservation formulated in 2011.

We, the Bridgestone Group, are committed to ongoing improvement to be an ever better steward of our natural resources. We continually innovate our processes, products and services to reduce, reuse or recycle raw materials, water and energy.

Key Activities

  1. We continually improve resource productivity, doing more with less, based on sales per raw material use.
  2. We promote the development of technologies and business practices that encourage the recycling of raw materials, utilization of renewable resources and conservation of finite natural resources.
  3. We reduce water consumption in our manufacturing processes by efficient use and recycling, while also promoting the protection and preservation of water in our global communities.

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