The Group aims to reduce the amount of waste generated at manufacturing facilities. As an
example of the activities, for reducing waste oil of manufacturing equipment, the Group
developed a recycling technology for waste oil at Kurume (Japan) Plant, and verified its
effectiveness with a local college. Introduction of the technology led to reduction of 100
tonnes of waste oil annually.
In 2020, the Group generated a total of 289 thousand tonnes of waste and achieved a
recycling rate of 90%.
The Group promotes waste reduction with ownership in each region. For example, in the
Europe, Russia, Middle East, India and Africa (EMIA) region, its target is to improve waste
generation per production volume to 58kg/tonne by 2021, with the outcome for 2020 at 64.7
kg/tonne. The Burgos Plant in Spain recycles rubber waste into rubber products such as
agricultural and horticultural products. Efforts to reduce waste are underway, including a
75% reduction in spew rubber waste by 2020 compared to 2017.
As part of the enhanced drive to reduce the amount of waste generated and improve
rates, the Group promotes “zero waste to landfill” across the Group. In 2010, all 44
manufacturing facilities in Japan achieved this zero waste to landfill status and continue
to do so today.
In the EMIA region, ten plants in Spain, Italy, Poland, Hungary, Belgium, and Turkey, as
well as eight plants and three research facilities in North and South America, have also
reached zero waste to landfill status. In China, four tire plants have achieved this
status. The Group will continue pursuing initiatives to reduce waste generation and
promote beneficial use of waste as part of its efforts to contribute to a circular
Bridgestone’s waste data is verified by Lloyds Register Quality Assurance, a third-party institution, to ensure the accuracy and transparency of this information.
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