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GRI-listed items for each data are disclosed here based on the reporting requirements of the GRI Standards.*

*Global Reporting Initiative Sustainability Reporting Standards

Management-related data

Data items Unit FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 GRI
Bridgestone Group sales JPY billion (USD billion) 3,643.4 (32.242) 3,650.1 (32.883) 3,525.6 (32.180) 2,994.5 (28.932) 102-7
Rubber production volume tonnes 1,880,000 1,860,000 1,840,000 1,450,000
Number of manufacturing facilities*1 - 164 163 163 165
  1. Number of facilities as of April 1 each year. All other data reported as of December 31 each year.

Environment-related data

FY2020 data items with ✩ are those for which assurance is provided.
FY2020 data items in bold are those reviewed through the verification processes.
Data items Unit FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 GRI
Materials
☆Amount of raw materials used thousand tonnes 5,047 5,229 5,048 4,147 GRI 301-1
☆Resource productivity*1 JPY thousand/tonnes (USD thousand/tonnes) 723 (6.40) 698 (6.29) 698 (6.37) 722 (6.98) -
Improvement rate of resource productivity (compared with 2005) % 38 33 33 38 -
☆Ratio of recycled and renewable material*2 % - - - 37 GRI 301-1
☆(Ratio of renewable material)*2 % - - - 26
☆(Ratio of recycled material)*2 % - - - 11 GRI 301-2
Reclaimed products rate*3 % - - - 66.7 GRI 301-3
Energy
☆Total energy consumption*4 thousand GJ 45,838 46,014 45,002 38,297 GRI 302-1
☆Energy consumption (fuel)*5 thousand GJ 26,932 26,881 26,192 22,032
☆(from renewable sources) thousand GJ 134 119 135 93
☆Energy consumption (purchased electricity) thousand MWh 4,802 4,929 4,852 4,188
☆(from renewable sources)*6 thousand MWh - 190 206 441
☆Energy consumption (purchased steam) thousand GJ 1,630 1,429 1,382 1,191
☆Energy consumption (self-generated renewable electricity from non-fuel sources; solar, etc.) thousand MWh 23.3 22.7 20.8 20.4
☆Electricity sold thousand MWh 26 34 32 21
☆Renewable energy ratio (electricity)*7 % - 4.3 4.7 11.0
☆Total energy consumption (renewable) thousand GJ - 885 953 1,752
☆Total energy consumption (non-renewable) thousand GJ - 45,130 44,049 36,545
Energy consumption outside of the organization thousand GJ 1,549,645 1,631,094 1,461,913 1,315,424 GRI 302-2
Energy intensity (energy consumption per unit of sales) GJ/JPY 100 million (GJ/USD million) 1,258 (1,422) 1,261 (1,412) 1,276 (1,398) 1,279 (1,324) GRI 302-3
Reduction volume of energy consumption thousand GJ -893 -176 1,013 6,705 GRI 302-4
Water and effluents
☆Total water withdrawal*8 thousand m3 68,685 71,303 68,303 63,743 GRI 303-3
☆Water withdrawal (surface water) thousand m3 3,258 2,926 3,131 2,856
☆Water withdrawal (groundwater) thousand m3 10,192 10,312 9,708 8,480
☆Water withdrawal (water supply, industrial water) thousand m3 18,810 18,384 17,294 16,136
☆Water withdrawal (seawater) thousand m3 36,426 39,681 37,844 36,271
☆Total water withdrawal by manufacturing facilities in water stress areas*9 thousand m3 3,450 3,495 3,208 2,875
Water withdrawal by manufacturing facilities in water stress areas (surface water) thousand m3 698 759 790 672
Water withdrawal by manufacturing facilities in water stress areas (groundwater) thousand m3 1,120 1,121 972 833
Water withdrawal by manufacturing facilities in water stress areas (water supply, industrial water) thousand m3 1,632 1,615 1,446 1,370
Water withdrawal by manufacturing facilities in water stress areas (seawater) thousand m3 0 0 0 0
Volume of recycled water thousand m3 357,196 345,194 337,274 298,158 GRI 303
Total water discharge thousand m3 56,994 60,009 57,095 54,005 GRI 303-4
Water discharge (to seawater) thousand m3 38,290 41,639 39,675 38,335
Water discharge (to surface water) thousand m3 13,454 12,678 11,610 10,122
Water discharge (to groundwater) thousand m3 0 0 0 0
Water discharge (to third-party water) thousand m3 5,250 5,692 5,810 5,548
Water consumption (freshwater) thousand m3 31,643 31,139 29,903 26,878 GRI 303-5
Emissions
☆Greenhouse gas emissions (CO2, Scope 1) thousand t-CO2 1,871 1,868 1,807 1,504 GRI 305-1
☆Greenhouse gas emissions (CO2, Scope 2, market-based) thousand t-CO2 2,327 2,263 2,139 1,659 GRI 305-2
☆Greenhouse gas emissions (CO2, Scope 2, location-based) thousand t-CO2 - 2,362 2,285 1,932
☆Greenhouse gas emissions (CO2, Scope 1 + Scope 2, market-based) thousand t-CO2 4,197 4,131 3,946 3,162 GRI 305-1, 2
Greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 1, 2) reduction rate (compared with 2011) % 8.0 9.5 13.5 30.7 GRI 305-5
GHG emissions intensity (CO2, Scope 1 + Scope 2 emissions per rubber production volume, tire business) t-CO2/t 1.506 1.438 1.416 1.411 GRI 305-4
☆Greenhouse gas emissions (CH4, N2O, Scope 1, 2) thousand t-CO2e 15 17 16 14 GRI 305-1
☆Greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 3)*10 thousand t-CO2 128,884 135,669 121,566 109,131 GRI 305-3
☆NOx emissions*11 tonnes 2,055 2,041 1,969 1,629 GRI 305-7
☆SOx emissions*11 tonnes 1,141 937 850 603
VOC emissions from solvent tonnes - - 15,320 11,373
Waste
☆Volume of waste generated*12 thousand tonnes 303 352 360 289 GRI 306-3
☆Volume of recycled waste thousand tonnes 274 311 308 259 GRI 306-4
☆Recycling waste rate % 90 88 86 90
☆Volume of waste to landfill thousand tonnes 30 41 52 30 GRI 306-5
☆Volume of regulated hazardous waste generated*13 thousand tonnes - 20 21 19 GRI 306-3
☆Volume of regulated hazardous waste recycled*13 thousand tonnes - - 18 16 GRI 306-4
☆Volume of regulated hazardous waste to landfill*13 thousand tonnes - - 3 3 GRI 306-5
Environmental management
☆Sites with ISO 14001 certification*14 % 98.7 98.7 98.1 98.0 -

Environment-related data represents all Bridgestone Group plants for the period between January 1 and December 31 of each year. Part of the data includes estimated figures. Because we refined past data, the data above differs slightly from the past.

  1. Sales per raw material used.
  2. Within total material weight for tire products including tire casing for retreading.
  3. Ratio of beneficial use such as material recycle, energy recovery, etc. except for retread based on latest statistical data of tires.
  4. Calculated by "fuel consumption + purchased electricity + purchased steam + solar power generation, etc. - electricity sold".
  5. Includes fuels used for in-house power generation.
  6. Not include renewable energy in grid-power of each country.
  7. Calculated by "(purchased electricity from renewable sources + self-generated renewable electricity)/(purchased electricity + self-generated renewable electricity - electricity sold)".
  8. The water withdrawal does not include the recycled water from third party and the rainwater.
  9. Manufacturing facilities that have water-related risks due to the locations with the risk of deterioration of fresh water resources in terms of quantity and quality.
  10. Category 8 ,13 and 15 are excluded from the 15 categories in Scope 3 of the GHG protocol.
  11. Emissions from combustion of fossil fuels estimated based on fuel consumption data and corresponding emission factors.
  12. Total volume of waste including non-hazardous waste and regulated hazardous waste.
  13. Calculated based on laws of each country (scope of some data is from April 2020 to March 2021).
  14. Within 153 sites that are targeted for ISO 14001 certification.

Social and governance related data

FY2020 data items with ✩ are those for which assurance is provided.
FY2020 data items in bold are those reviewed through the verification processes.
Data items Unit FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 GRI
Number of employees Total persons 142,669 143,509 143,589 138,036 GRI 102-7
Japan persons 28,375 28,793 29,544 29,701
Americas persons 59,750 58,998 57,054 53,204
Europe, Russia, Middle East, India and Africa persons persons 17,510 17,637 18,501 21,935
China, Asia Pacific persons 37,034 38,081 38,490 33,196
Global Executive Committee members Total persons 16 9 14 11 GRI 405-1
Number of foreign members persons 8 5 7 6
Percentage of foreign members % 50.0 55.6 50.0 54.5
Executive Officers, Vice Presidents and Officers*1 Total persons 52 52 60 51
Number of foreign members persons 12 10 11 9
Percentage of foreign members % 23.1 19.2 18.3 17.6
Number of corporate officers*2 Total persons 30 32 35 34
(Men) persons 30 32 35 34
(Women) persons 0 0 0 0
Number of managers*2 Total persons 1,234 1,324 1,380 1,438
(Men) persons 1,203 1,288 1,339 1,394
(Women) persons 31 36 41 44
Average age*2 Total years 39.8 40.1 40.0 40.4
(Men) years 39.8 40.0 39.9 40.3
(Women) years 40.0 40.4 41.1 41.2
Average service period*2 Total years 13.9 14.0 14.0 14.3
(Men) years 13.9 14.0 14.1 14.4
(Women) years 13.5 13.5 13.7 13.7
Number of employees who took childcare leave*2 (Men) persons 18 26 33 38 GRI 401-3
(Women) persons 127 141 153 146
Rate of employees who took childcare leave*2 (Men) % 1.9 3.2 3.6 4.4
(Women) % 90.0 115.0 84.9 100.0
Sites with ISO 45001 certification - % - 32.1 33.0 38.5*3 GRI 403-1
Industrial safety data ☆Lost-time injuries frequency rate of employees*4 - - - 2.86*5 2.57 GRI 403-9
☆Lost-time injuries frequency rate of the contractors*4 - - - 1.86*5*6 2.31
Severity rate*2 *7 - 0.01 0.01 0.24 0.01
☆Occupational illness frequency rate (OIFR)*8 - - - - 0.50*9
Number of fatalities of employees persons 1 0 1 0
Number of fatalities of the contractors persons 2 1 0 2
Product safety Sites with ISO 9001 certification*10 % 99.0 99.3 99.4 100.0 GRI 416-1
Social contributions
Monetary donation *11 USD million - 9.4 9.8 10.0 GRI 201-1
Others *12 USD million - 11.3 9.8 4.2
Political contributions*2 - JPY 0 0 0 0 GRI 415-1
Data items Region Total Top Management positions*14 Managerial positions Other staff and positions GRI
Management positions*15 Junior Management positions*16 Total
☆Female Ratio*13 Japan Total 11.5% 0.0% 1.8% 3.3% 2.4% 13.7% GRI 405-1
Bridgestone Corporation 9.0% 0.0% 1.6% 2.8% 2.2% 10.0%
Americas 12.0% 26.1% 22.6% 8.8% 12.7% 12.1%
Europe, Russia, Middle East, India and Africa 12.0% 10.7% 13.1% 17.6% 15.8% 11.1%
China, Asia Pacific 9.6% 9.3% 13.4% 15.2% 14.9% 9.1%

As of the end of December each year

  1. Including officers of Bridgestone subsidiaries.
  2. Of Bridgestone Corporation.
  3. As of April 2021.
  4. Lost-time injuries frequency rate = (number of lost-time injuries/total working hours) x 1,000,000.
  5. Updated due to revise the scope of data.
  6. The data is for six months from July to December 2019.
  7. Severity rate = (total number of working days lost/total number of working hours) x 1,000.
  8. Occupational illness frequency rate = (number of occupational illness /total working hours) x 1,000,000.
  9. The data is for six months from July to December 2020.
  10. Sites targeted by Bridgestone Group for ISO 9001 certification.
  11. USD 2.8 million in 2018, USD 3.9 million in 2019 and USD 3.6 million donated from our customers and partners for Boys and Girls Clubs of America through the Driving Great Futures program.
  12. Including cost of implementing activities, in-kind donation and employee giving. The data of 2020 will be updated in July 2021.
  13. Data as of December 31, 2020 from 121,276 employers and employees (87.9% of total workforce).
  14. Management positions with a reporting line no more than two levels below the CEO in each company.
  15. All managerial position excluding “Top management positions” and “Junior management positions”.
  16. First-line managers, junior managers and the lowest level of management within a company’s management hierarchy.
Data items Unit FY2021 GRI
Number of directors in Bridgestone Corporation
(as of April 1, 2021)
Total persons 12 GRI 102-22
(Men) persons 10
(Women) persons 2
Independent external directors persons 8
(Men) persons 6
(Women) persons 2
Data items*17 Unit FY2020 GRI
All directors Total fees JPY million (USD million) 299 (2.794) GRI 102-35
Independent external directors Total fees JPY million (USD million) 138 (1.290)
Executive officers Total fees JPY million (USD million) 204 (1.907)

*17 Data on fees for January 1 – December 31, 2020. The figures include remuneration paid to four Executive Officers who resigned during the current period.

Third-party assurance of environmental and social data

The Bridgestone Group received the assurance of a third-party institution to ensure transparency, completeness, and accuracy of environmental and social data.

Independent Assurance Statement (488KB)

On-site inspection

CO2 emission data (Scope 1, 2, 3) was provided through evaluation by a third-party institution based on verification procedure using ISAE3000, and conforming to ISO 14064-3; other data was provided by testing implemented by a third-party verification based on and conforming to ISAE3000. Verification of primarily production based in three countries, four bases/facilities was conducted by on-site inspection and the remote assessment; issues at the various bases were identified and solutions were proposed and implemented.

Locations where on-site inspection and remote assessments were implemented for third-party verification in 2021

Name of country Name of facility Main product(s) Function
Japan Head office in Tokyo, Bridgestone Corporation - Summary and report concerning environmental and social data at various facilities
Japan Kitakyushu Plant, Bridgestone Corporation OR tires Measurement of and report concerning environmental and safety data from facility
China Bridgestone (Wuxi) Tire Co., Ltd. tires Measurement of and report concerning environmental and safety data from facility
Thailand Bridgestone Carbon Black (THAILAND) Co., Ltd. carbon black Measurement of and report concerning environmental and safety data from facility

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