Regarding our approach to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the Bridgestone Group has disclosed detailed information on our corporate website and published the CSR Report and the Environmental Report as tools to facilitate stakeholder understanding of our activities. To communicate the Group’s position on sustainability and related activities more effectively to our stakeholders, starting in 2016, we are integrating the CSR Report and the Environmental Report.
To communicate initiatives intended to increase corporate value over the medium to long term, the Group reports financial and non-financial information in accordance with the following reporting framework: specifically the International Integrated Reporting Framework proposed by the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC). In the following report, intended for a wide range of stakeholders, the Group describes its fundamental management policies for achieving sustainable growth, clarifying the social and environmental issues that it seeks to address and protectively disclosing the initiatives to address those issues. The Sustainability Report focuses on non-financial information disclosure. It is a companion to the Annual Report, which conveys mainly financial information.
Reporting cycle: Once a year
This report focuses on data and activities for fiscal 2018 (the period from January 1 to December 31, 2018), although it also includes some information applicable to years before and after fiscal 2018.
This report covers the initiatives of the Bridgestone Group, including Bridgestone Corporation and subsidiaries and affiliates around the world. Throughout the text, “Bridgestone” or “the Company” refers to Bridgestone Corporation, while “the Bridgestone Group” or “the Group” refers to all group companies, including subsidiaries and affiliates around the world. Notes are provided where this distinction does not apply.