In early 2018, the Bridgestone Group introduced its Global Sustainable Procurement Policy to help identify and evaluate qualified suppliers, promote best practices, and serve as a communication and improvement tool for the industry.
In formulating the policy, we paid close attention to international norms and fundamental principles for human rights reflected in a wide range of recognized commitments, including the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, various International Labour Organization conventions, ISO 26000 and 20400 standards on sustainable procurement and social responsibility. Working with suppliers, our goal is to contribute to the faster realization of a sustainable supply chain for the environment and communities around the world.
We work toward realizing the Group's goal of using “100% sustainable materials*” in our products as the long-term vision by 2050 and beyond.
*The Bridgestone Group defines sustainable materials as materials "1) that come from resources with a 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."