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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 FY2018 GRI
Bridgestone Group sales*1 JPY 3,790 billion/USD 31,425 million JPY 3,337 billion/USD 28,646 million JPY 3,643 billion/USD 32,242 million JPY 3,650 billion/USD 32,883 million GRI102-7
Rubber production volume 1,790,000 tonnes 1,800,000 tonnes 1,880,000 tonnes 1,860,000 tonnes GRI102-7
Number of employees 144,303 143,616 142,669 143,509 GRI102-7
Number of manufacturing facilities*2 172 169 164 163 GRI102-7
  1. Based on the average exchange rate used in the Bridgestone Group’s 2018 Financial Report.
  2. Number of facilities as of April 1 each year (All other data reported as of December 31 each year.).

Environment-related Data

✩Data on which assurance is provided
Data items FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 GRI
Materials
Amount of raw materials used 4,811 thousand tonnes 4,795 thousand tonnes 5,039 thousand tonnes 5,223 thousand tonnes GRI 301-1
Resource productivity*1 JPY 788 (USD 6.53) thousand/tonnes JPY 696 (USD 5.97) thousand/tonnes JPY 723 (USD 6.40) thousand/tonnes JPY 699 (USD 6.30) thousand/tonnes GRI 301-1
Improvement rate of resource productivity (from a 2005 baseline) 50% 32% 37% 33%  
Amount of recycled rubber 16,066 tonnes 16,356 tonnes 20,369 tonnes 21,155 tonnes GRI301-2
Reclaimed products rate*2 - - - 66.4% GRI301-3
Energy
☆Total energy consumption*3 45,212 thousand GJ 44,860 thousand GJ 45,756 thousand GJ 46,358 thousand GJ GRI302-1
☆Energy consumption (fuel)*4 26,694 thousand GJ 26,416 thousand GJ 26,932 thousand GJ 27,305 thousand GJ GRI 302-1
☆ (from renewable sources) 98 thousand GJ 132 thousand GJ 134 thousand GJ 119 thousand GJ GRI 302-1
☆Energy consumption (purchased electricity) 4,649 thousand MWh 4,650 thousand MWh 4,802 thousand MWh 4,929 thousand MWh GRI 302-1
☆(from renewable sources)*5 - - - 1,153 thousand MWh GRI 302-1
☆Energy consumption (purchased steam) 1,864 thousand GJ 1,797 thousand 1,630 thousand GJ 1,429 thousand GJ GRI302-4
☆Energy consumption (self-generated renewable electricity from non-fuel sources; solar, etc.) 0.6 thousand MWh 0.6 thousand MWh 0.6 thousand MWh 0.4 thousand MWh GRI 302-1
☆Electricity sold 24 thousand MWh 27 thousand MWh 26 thousand MWh 34 thousand MWh GRI 302-1
☆Total energy consumption (renewable) - - - 4,270 thousand GJ GRI 302-1
☆Total energy consumption (non-renewable) - - - 42,088 thousand GJ GRI 302-1
Energy intensity (energy consumption per unit of sales) 1,193 GJ/JPY100 million (1,439 GJ/USD million) 1,344 GJ/JPY100 million (1,566 GJ/USD million) 1,256 GJ/JPY100 million (1,419 GJ/USD million) 1,270 GJ/JPY100 million (1,410 GJ/USD million) GRI 302-3
Reduction volume of energy consumption 1,152 thousand GJ 352 thousand GJ -896 thousand GJ -602 thousand GJ GRI 302-4
Energy consumption outside of the organization 1,460,987 thousand GJ 1,479,404 thousand GJ 1,549,645 thousand GJ 1,488,972 thousand GJ GRI 302-2
Water and Effluents
☆Total water withdrawal*6 77,445 thousand m3 74,221 thousand m3 71,477 thousand m3 74,039 thousand m3 GRI 303-3
☆Water withdrawal (surface water) 4,943 thousand m3 4,702 thousand m3 4,797 thousand m3 4,782 thousand m3 GRI 303-3
☆Water withdrawal (groundwater) 11,402 thousand m3 11,515 thousand m3 11,589 thousand m3 11,256 thousand m3 GRI 303-3
☆Water withdrawal (water supply, industrial water) 19,881 thousand m3 19,546 thousand m3 18,664 thousand m3 18,321 thousand m3 GRI 303-3
☆Water withdrawal (seawater) 41,200 thousand m3 38,457 thousand m3 36,426 thousand m3 39,681 thousand m3 GRI 303-3
Volume of recycled water*7 480,506 thousand m3 454,054 thousand m3 424,480 thousand m3 389,672 thousand m3 GRI 303
Total water discharge*7 61,744 thousand m3 58,677 thousand m3 56,801 thousand m3 60,146 thousand m3 GRI 303-4
Water discharge (to seawater)*7 43,231 thousand m3 40,423 thousand m3 38,290 thousand m3 41,639 thousand m3 GRI 303-4
Water discharge (to surface water)*7 13,097 thousand m3 12,724 thousand m3 12,860 thousand m3 12,346 thousand m3 GRI 303-4
Water discharge (to groundwater)*7 0 thousand m3 0 thousand m3 0 thousand m3 0 thousand m3 GRI 303-4
Water discharge (to third-party water)*7 5,417 thousand m3 5,530 thousand m3 5,651 thousand m3 6,160 thousand m3 GRI 303-4
Water consumption (freshwater)*7 34,946 thousand m3 34,353 thousand m3 33,558 thousand m3 32,753 thousand m3 GRI 303-5
Emissions
☆Greenhouse gas emissions (SCOPE 1)*8 1,856 thousand t-CO2 1,828 thousand t-CO2 1,871 thousand t-CO2 1,885 thousand t-CO2 GRI 305-1
☆Greenhouse gas emissions (SCOPE 2, market based)*8 2,502 thousand t-CO2 2,448 thousand t-CO2 2,327 thousand t-CO2 2,264 thousand t-CO2 GRI 305-2
☆Greenhouse gas emissions (SCOPE 3)*9 122,034 thousand t-CO2 122,834 thousand t-CO2 128,884 thousand t-CO2 135,670 thousand t-CO2 GRI 305-3
GHG emissions intensity (Scope1+2 emissions per rubber production volume, tire business) 1.621 thousand t-CO2/t 1.589 thousand t-CO2/t 1.506 thousand t-CO2/t 1.447 thousand t-CO2/t GRI 305-4
CO2 emissions per unit in lifecycle stages*10 366 t-CO2/JPY100 million (441 t-CO2/USD million) 412 t-CO2/JPY100 million (480 t-CO2/USD million) 378 t-CO2/JPY100 million (427 t-CO2/USD million) 389 t-CO2/JPY100 million (432 t-CO2/USD million) GRI 305-4
CO2 emission reduction rate per unit in the operations and products’ after-use
(from a 2005 baseline)
37% 29% 35% 33% GRI 305-5
NOx emissions*11 4,066 tonnes 4,022 tonnes 4,069 tonnes 4,083 tonnes GRI 305-7
SOx emissions*11 1,394 tonnes 1,095 tonnes 1,100 tonnes 901 tonnes GRI 305-7
Waste
Volume of waste generated*12 296 thousand tonnes 311 thousand tonnes 312 thousand tonnes 355 thousand tonnes GRI 306-2
Volume of recycled waste 265 thousand tonnes 282 thousand tonnes 282 thousand tonnes 315 thousand tonnes GRI 306-2
Recycling waste rate 89% 91% 91% 89% GRI 306-2
Volume of waste landfill 31 thousand tonnes 29 thousand tonnes 29 thousand tonnes 41 thousand tonnes GRI 306-2
Volume of regulated hazardous waste generated*13 - - - 20 thousand tonnes GRI 306-2
Environmental Management
Sites with ISO 140001 certification*14 99.4% 99.4% 98.7% 98.7%  

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. Ratio of beneficial use such as material recycle, energy recovery, etc. except for retread based on latest statistical data of tires.
  3. Calculated by "fuel consumption + purchased electricity + purchased steam + solar power generation, etc. - electricity sold."
  4. Includes fuels used for in-house power generation.
  5. Calculated based on purchased 100% renewable electricity and average renewable energy ration of grid-power of each country.
  6. The water withdrawal does not include the recycled water from third party and the rainwater.
  7. Including some estimated values.
  8. Calculated CO2 emissions as GHG emissions.
  9. Category 8 ,13 and 15 are excluded of the 15 categories in SCOPE 3 of the GHG protocol.
  10. CO2 emissions per unit of sales produced from lifecycle stages from procurement to manufacturing, distribution and disposal.
  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, 2018 to March, 2019)
  14. Sites targeted by Bridgestone Group for ISO 140001 certification.

Social and Governance related Data

✩Data on which assurance is provided
Data items FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 GRI
Number of employees Total 144,303 143,616 142,669 143,509 GRI102-7
Japan 28,616 28,326 28,375 28,793
Americas 60,762 60,798 59,750 58,998
Europe, Russia, Middle East and Africa 16,760 17,240 17,510 17,637
China, Asia Pacific 38,165 37,252 37,034 38,081
Global Executive Committee members Total 13 14 16 9 GRI405-1
Number of foreign members 5 6 8 5
Percentage of foreign members 38.5% 42.9% 50.0% 55.6%
Executive Officers, Vice Presidents and Officers*1 Total 51 52 52 52
Number of foreign members 7 9 12 10
Percentage of foreign members 13.7% 17.3% 23.1% 19.2%
✩Number of corporate officers*2 Total 33 27 30 32
(Men) 32 27 30 32
(Women) 1 2 0 0
✩Number of managers*2 Total 1,146 1,199 1,234 1,324
(Men) 1,129 1,174 1,203 1,288
(Women) 17 25 31 36
✩Average age*2 Total 39.0 years 39.3 years 39.8 years 40.1 years
(Men) 39.0 years 39.3 years 39.8 years 40.0 years
(Women) 38.9 years 39.5 years 40.0 years 40.4 years
✩Average service period*2 Total 13.4 years 13.5 years 13.9 years 14.0 years
(Men) 13.4 years 13.6 years 13.9 years 14.0 years
(Women) 12.6 years 13 years 13.5 years 13.5 years
✩Number of employees who took childcare leave*2 (Men) 10 19 18 26 GRI401-3
(Women) 122 130 127 141
✩Rate of employees who took childcare leave*2 (Men) 1.1 % 1.9 % 1.9 % 3.2%
(Women) 97 % 94 % 90 % 115%
Sites with OHSAS 18001 certification*3 - - - - 32.1% GRI403-1
Industrial safety data ☆Frequency rate*2 *4 0.13 0.37 0.22 0.25 GRI403-9
☆Severity rate*2 *5 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.01
Occupational illness frequency rate
(OIFR)*2 *6
0.22 0.22 0.50 0.31
Number of fatalities of employees - 1 1 0
Number of fatalities of the contractors - 2 2 1
☆Number of fatalities of the contractors*2 - - - 0
☆Number of lost time injuries of the contractors*2 - - - 3
Product safety Sites with ISO 9001 certification*7 - 98.7 % 99.0 % 99.3% GRI416-1
Data items Region Total Top Management positions*10 Managerial positions Other staff and positions GRI
Management positions*11 Junior Management positions*12 Total
Female Ratio*8 Japan Total 11.1% 0.9% 1.8% 2.2% 1.9% 13.3% GRI405-1
Bridgestone Corporation 8.8% 0.0% 2.7% 0.0% 1.9% 9.9%
Americas 11.2% 24.0% 15.5% 10.9% 12.2% 11.1%
Europe and Middle East*9 11.7% 19.0% 13.6% 10.9% 11.5% 11.7%
China, Asia Pacific 8.1% 0.0% 10.0% 14.1% 13.1% 7.3%

as of the end of December each year

  1. Including officers of Bridgestone subsidiaries.
  2. Of Bridgestone Corporation.
  3. Sites targeted by Bridgestone Group for OHSAS 18001 certification.
  4. Frequency rate indicates the frequency of accidents with casualties. Frequency rate = (number of casualties/total actual working hours) x 1,000,000.
  5. Severity rate indicates the severity of accidents. Severity rate = (total number of working days lost/total number of working hours) x 1,000.
  6. Occupational illness frequency rate = (number of occupational illness /total working hours) x 1,000,000.
  7. Sites targeted by Bridgestone Group for ISO 9001 certification.
  8. Data as of December 31, 2018 from 117,663 employers and employees (82 percent of total workforce).
  9. Excluding Turkey, South Africa and Russia.
  10. Management positions with a reporting line at most two levels away from the CEO in each company.
  11. All managerial position excluding “Top management positions” and “Junior management positions".
  12. First-line managers, junior managers and the lowest level of management within a company’s management hierarchy.
Data items FY2018 GRI
Number of directors in Bridgestone Corporation
(as of April 1, 2019)
Directors 11 GRI102-22
(Men) 9
(Women) 2
Of which independent external directors 8
(Men) 6
(Women) 2
Directors*13 Number of 13 GRI102-35
Total Fees JPY 228 million/ USD 2.073 million
Independent external directors*13 Number of 9
Total Fees JPY 130 million/ USD 1.182 million
Executive officers*13 Number of 7
Total Fees JPY 577 million/ USD 5.245 million

*13 Data on numbers/fees for January 1–December 31, 2018

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 withdrawal results and results of tests concerning 2020 CO2 emission reduction targets, and Social Data.

Independent Verification Report (303KB)

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 AA1000AS, and conforming to ISO 14064-3; other datas were provided by testing implemented by a third-party verification based on and conforming to ISAE3000 and AA1000AS. Verification of primarily production based in 3 contries, 3 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 2019

Name of country Name of facility Main product(s) Function
Japan Bridgestone Corpolation
Corporate Sustainability Department
- Summary and report concerning amounts of CO2 emission (SCOPE 1/2/3) and water withdrawal at various facilities
Japan Bridgestone Corpolation
Public Relations Department,
Organization Planning Department,
Labor Relations Department,
Safety, Disaster Prevention & Environmental Basis System, Engineering Promotion Department
- Calculation and reporting of social data
Poland Bridgestone Poznan Sp. z o.o. tire Measurement of and report concerning amounts of CO2 emission and water withdrawal from facility
Indonesia P.T. Bridgestone Tire Indonesia tire Measurement of and report concerning amounts of CO2 emission and water withdrawal from facility