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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 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 GRI
Sales of the group 3,790 billion yen 3,337 billion yen 3,643 billion yen GRI102-7
Rubber production volume 1,790,000 tonnes 1,800,000 tonnes 1,880,000 tonnes GRI102-7
Number of employees 144,303 143,616 142,669 GRI102-7
Number of manufacturing facilities*1 172 169 164 GRI102-7
  1. Number of facilities as of April 1 each year (as of the end of December each year for other data).

Environment-Related Data

✩Data on which assurance is provided
Data items FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 GRI
Amount of raw materials used 4,811 thousand tonnes 4,831 thousand tonnes 5,039 thousand tonnes GRI301-1
Amount of recycled rubber 16,066 tonnes 16,356 tonnes 20,369 tonnes GRI301-2
Reclaimed products rate - - 60.45% GRI301-3
✩Total energy consumption 45,196 thousand GJ 44,822 thousand GJ 46,490 thousand GJ GRI302-1
✩Energy consumption (fuel)*2 686 thousand kl 678 thousand kl 712 thousand kl GRI302-1
✩Energy consumption (electricity) 4,649 thousand MWh 4,650 thousand MWh 4,802 thousand MWh GRI302-1
✩Energy consumption (steam) 1,864 thousand GJ 1,797 thousand GJ 1,609 thousand GJ GRI302-1
Energy consumption per unit of sales 1,192 GJ/100 million yen 1,343 GJ/100 million yen 1,276 GJ/100 million yen GRI302-3
Reduction volume of energy consumption 1,152 thousand GJ 374 thousand -1,667 thousand GJ GRI302-4
Energy consumption outside of the organization - 1,674,023 thousand GJ 1,750,933 thousand GJ GRI302-2
✩Total water intake 77,545 thousand m3 71,584 thousand m3 70,241 thousand m3 GRI303-1
✩Water intake (surface water) 4,943 thousand m3 4,702 thousand m3 4,802 thousand m3 GRI303-1
✩Water intake (groundwater) 11,402 thousand m3 11,623 thousand m3 11,785 thousand m3 GRI303-1
✩Water intake (water supply, industrial water) 19,999 thousand m3 19,545 thousand m3 18,448 thousand m3 GRI303-1
✩Water intake (seawater) 41,200 thousand m3 35,714 thousand m3 35,206 thousand m3 GRI303-1
Volume of recycled water 480,506 thousand m3 455,646 thousand m3 425,854 thousand m3 GRI303-3
✩Greenhouse gas emissions (SCOPE 1) 1,856 thousand t-CO2 1,828 thousand t-CO2 1,922 thousand t-CO2 GRI305-1
✩Greenhouse gas emissions (SCOPE 2) 2,502 thousand t-CO2 2,448 thousand t-CO2 2,336 thousand t-CO2 GRI305-2
✩Greenhouse gas emissions (SCOPE 3)*3 122,034 thousand t-CO2 122,834 thousand t-CO2 128,884 thousand t-CO2 GRI305-3
CO2 emissions per unit in lifecycle stages*4 366 t-CO2/100 million yen 412 t-CO2/100 million yen 380 t-CO2/100 million yen GRI305-4
CO2 emission reduction rate per unit in the operations and products’ after-use
(compared with 2005)
37 % 29 % 35 % GRI305-5
NOx emissions (from Bridgestone Corporation) 699 tonnes 417 tonnes 355 tonnes GRI305-7
SOx emissions (from Bridgestone Corporation) 402 tonnes 357 tonnes 372 tonnes GRI305-7
Total water discharge 61,744 thousand m3 55,671 thousand m3 55,728 thousand m3 GRI306-1
Water discharge (to seawater)*5 43,231 thousand m3 37,679 thousand m3 37,070 thousand m3 GRI306-1
Water discharge (to surface water)*5 13,096 thousand m3 12,571 thousand m3 13,031 thousand m3 GRI306-1
Water discharge (to groundwater)*5 0 thousand m3 0 thousand m3 0 thousand m3 GRI306-1
Water discharge (to third-party water)*5 5,417 thousand m3 5,420 thousand m3 5,626 thousand m3 GRI306-1
Waste discharge 296 thousand tonnes 313 thousand tonnes 310 thousand tonnes GRI306-2
Volume of recycled waste 265 thousand tonnes 284 thousand tonnes 280 thousand tonnes GRI306-2
Recycling waste rate 89 % 91 % 90 % GRI306-2
Volume of waste landfill 31 thousand tonnes 29 thousand tonnes 29 thousand tonnes GRI306-2
Investment in environmental preservation*6
(of Bridgestone Corporation)
- 4.4 billion yen 3.3 billion yen -
Expenses for environmental preservation*6
(of Bridgestone Corporation)
- 5.4 billion yen 7.1 billion yen -
Environmental preservation effective amount*7
(of Bridgestone Corporation)
1.7 billion yen 2.1 billion yen 2.1 billion yen -
Resource productivity*8 0.788
million yen/tonnes
0.696
million yen/tonnes
0.723
million yen/tonnes
GRI301-1
Sites with ISO 140001 certification*9 99.4 % 99.4 % 98.7 % -

Environment-related data represents all Bridgestone Group plants for the period between January 1, 2015, and December 31, 2015, for 2015 results; between January 1, 2016, and December 31, 2016, for 2016 results; and between January 1, 2017, and December 31, 2017, for 2017 results. Part of the data includes estimated figures.
Because we refined past data, the data above differs slightly from the past.

    *2 Includes fuels used for in-house power generation.
    *3 Category 8 ,13 and 15 are excluded of the 15 categories in SCOPE 3 of the GHG protocol.
    *4 CO2 emissions per unit of sales produced from lifecycle stages from procurement to manufacturing, distribution and disposal.
    *5 Including some estimated values.
    *6 Calculated with reference to the Environmental Accounting Guidelines 2005 (Ministry of the Environment, Japan).
    *7 Calculated based on the Environmental Accounting Guidelines 2005 (Ministry of the Environment, Japan).
    *8 Sales per raw material used.
    *9 Sites targeted by Bridgestone Group for ISO 140001 certification.

Social-Related Data

✩Data on which assurance is provided
Data items FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 GRI
Number of employees Total 144,303 143,616 142,669 GRI102-7
Japan 28,616 28,326 28,375
The Americas 60,762 60,798 59,750
Europe, Russia, Middle East & Africa 16,760 17,240 17,510
China, Asia & Pacific 38,165 37,252 37,034
Global Executive Committee (Global EXCO) member Total 13 14 16 GRI405-1
Of which, foreign members 5 6 8
Rate of foreign members 38.5% 42.9% 50.0%
Executive Officers & Vice President and Officers*10 Total 51 52 52
Of which, foreign officers 7 9 12
Rate of foreign officers 13.7% 17.3% 23.1%
✩Number of corporate officers*11 Total 33 27 30
(Men) 32 27 30
(Women) 1 2 0
✩Number of managers*11 Total 1,146 1,199 1,234
(Men) 1,129 1,174 1,203
(Women) 17 25 31
✩Average age*11 Total 39.0 years 39.3 years 39.8 years
(Men) 39.0 years 39.3 years 39.8 years
(Women) 38.9 years 39.5 years 40.0 years
✩Average service period*11 Total 13.4 years 13.5 years 13.9 years
(Men) 13.4 years 13.6 years 13.9 years
(Women) 12.6 years 13 years 13.5 years
✩Number of employees who took childcare leave*11 (Men) 10 19 18 GRI401-4
(Women) 122 130 127
✩Rate of employees who took childcare leave*11 (Men) 1.1 % 1.9 % 1.9 %
(Women) 97 % 94 % 90 %
✩Industrial safety data*11 frequency rate*12 0.13 0.37 0.22 GRI403-2
severity rate*13 0.01 0.01 0.01
Sites with ISO 9001 certification*14 - - 98.7 % 99.0 % GRI416-1

as of the end of December each year

    *10 Including officers who belong to Bridgestone's subsidiaries.
    *11 Of Bridgestone Corporation
    *12 Frequency rate indicates the frequency of accidents with casualties. Frequency rate = (number of casualties/total actual working hours) x 1,000,000
    *13 Severity rate indicates the severity of accidents. Severity rate = (total number of working days lost/total number of working hours) x 1,000
    *14 Sites targeted by Bridgestone Group for ISO 9001 certification.

Governance-Related Data

Data items FY2017 GRI
Number of directors in Bridgestone Corporation
(as of April 1,2018)
Directors 12 GRI102-18
(Men) 10
(Women) 2
Of which, outside director 8
(Men) 6
(Women) 2
Directors*15 Number of 12 GRI102-35
Total Fees 201 million yen
of which, outside directors*15 Number of 7
Total Fees 109 million yen
Executive Officer*15 Number of 9
Total Fees 685 million yen

*15 Total number/fees from January-December 2017

Third-party Assurance of Environment Data and Social Data

The Bridgestone Group received the assurance of a third-party institution to ensure transparency, completeness, and accuracy of water intake results and results of tests concerning 2020 CO2 emission reduction targets, and Social Data.

Independent Verification Report  English (1.13MB) / Japanese (0.93MB)

On-site inspection

CO2 emission data (Scope 1, 2, 3) was provided through evaluation by a third-party institution based on ISAE3000 and conforming to ISO14064-3; water intake data was provided by testing implemented by a third-party verification based on and conforming to ISAE3000. Verification of primarily production based in 2 contries, 4 bases/facilities was conducted by on-site inspection; issues at the various bases were identified and solutions were proposed and implemented. Initiatives to further reduce CO2 emission are also being implemented.

Locations where on-site inspection was implemented for third-party verification in 2018

Name of country Name of facility Main product(s) Function
Japan Bridgestone Corpolation CSR, Environment & Quality Management Planning Division - Summary and report concerning amounts of CO2 emission (SCOPE 1/2/3) and water intake at various facilities
Japan Bridgestone Corpolation CSR, Environment & Quality Management Planning Division, Human Resources and Labor Relations Division, Safety, Disaster Prevention and Environmental Enhancement Division - Calculation and reporting of personnel-related and occupational safety data
Japan Bridgestone Corpolation
Kurume Plant
Tire Measurement of and report concerning amounts of CO2 emission and water intake from facility
Japan Bridgestone Corpolation
Yokohama Plant
Conveyor belt, damping rubber, vibration reduction rubber and other rubber-related products Measurement of and report concerning amounts of CO2 emission and water intake from facility
Indonesia P. T. Bridgestone
Sumatra Rubber Estate
Block natural rubber Measurement of and report concerning amounts of CO2 emission and water intake from facility