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Create value to society through
sustainable procurement practices
We are committed to creating procurement programming that drives action to realize long-term environmental, social, and economic benefits by incorporating the following into our entire supply chain:
  1. Transparency
  2. Compliance
  3. QCD & Innovation
  4. Sustainable Procurement Practices

Procurement Policy

In 2018, Bridgestone Group introduced a new Global Sustainable Procurement Policy, which reflects our commitment to creating a thriving and sustainable supply chain including natural rubber.

Guided by the Group's global commitment to corporate social responsibility, “Our Way to Serve,” the policy sets expectations for key business partners and suppliers to operate with Respect of Human Rights, Environmental Standards and Product Quality while including additional requirements for Land Conservation and Rights, Point of Origin Traceability and Resilience, as we work toward realizing Group's goal of using “100% percent sustainable materials*” in our product as the long-term vision by 2050 and beyond.

*The Bridgestone Group defines sustainable materials as materials "1) that come from resources with a guaranteed continual supply, 2) that can be used as part of our business over the long-term, and 3) that have a low environmental and social impact over the lifecycle from procurement to disposal."

The Global Sustainable Procurement Policy will help identify and evaluate qualified suppliers, promote best practices, and serve as a communication and improvement tool for the industry. It applies to all purchased materials, products and services, as well as all suppliers globally.


The Bridgestone Sustainable Procurement Policy is organized into four areas, each with both minimum requirements suppliers must meet to do business with Bridgestone, as well as preferred practices that are intended to enhance the company’s various supply chains. The four areas of focus are:

  • Transparency – including traceability and good governance;
  • Compliance – adhering to laws and regulations in the countries and regions in which Bridgestone conducts business;
  • Quality, Cost and Delivery (QCD) & Innovation – ensuring high quality materials, products and services are delivered on time and at reasonable costs, while also pursuing innovative technologies that support improvements across global communities;
  • Sustainable Procurement Practices – incorporating environmentally responsible procurement, such as compliance with environmental laws and regulations, respect for human rights, water use, land use and conservation, health, safety, disaster prevention and resilience.

Engaging with Suppliers to Implement the Policy

We expect our suppliers and partners to work with us in pursuit of sustainable supply chains, efforts which are never-ending and which require collaborations with all industry players, including communicating with the various audiences in order to generate broader public awareness.

As an immediate first step, Bridgestone will prioritize working closely with its employees, suppliers and customers and other industry experts to implement the policy.

Over the next 18 months, Bridgestone will work with its suppliers and partners to ensure that they have received the policy and understand it. Following acknowledgment of the policy, suppliers will then receive a self-assessment questionnaire. Bridgestone Group is currently developing an additional supplier assessment for the traceability of natural rubber and will be working to partner with the industry and other qualified experts to help support ongoing monitoring of supplier compliance.

Further, Bridgestone Group is committed to working with external stakeholders, including universities, industry associations, and NGOs to continually review its sustainability approaches.

Management Structure

To promote Group-wide sustainability activities, Bridgestone created a structure comprising a global CSR management system, a regional CSR management system, and working groups (WGs) for each area of activity.
The global CSR management system prioritizes initiatives in areas pertaining to a variety of global issues, formulates global sustainability strategies, confirms the progress of activities in each area, reports to the Global EXCO,*1 and confirms the in-house penetration of CSR activities conducted by the Global CSR Enhancement Committee (GCEC).

The Procurement WG, in consideration of the current demands of society, checks the progress of the matters and activities for the whole procurement activity that is embraced on a global scale, and reports outcomes to the top managements of GCEC and each SBU*2 region. We endeavor to fulfill the expectations from society in a proactive manner and apply this attitude to our activities.

  1. Global Executive Committee: The highest-level committee associated with Bridgestone Global Group business execution
  2. Strategic Business Unit

Previous activities for sustainable procurement are shown in Sustainability Reports.