The taxes the Bridgestone Group pays are an important part of its broader economic and social impact and play a key role in the development of the communities in which it operates. The Group regards taxes as a cornerstone of its commitment to grow in a sustainable, socially responsible way. The Group introduced a Global Tax Policy to employees responsible for corporate taxes with the intent to improve penetration throughout the organization so that an appropriate global tax governance can be introduced to the Group based on the Policy. The Group is evolving its global tax governance structure and continuing to enhance its risk management system to align with society’s expectations of responsible companies.