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.