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Bridgestone Bloomington Plant Recognized for Safety

Bloomington, Illinois plant recertified by Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Voluntary Protection Program as Star participant
Press Release

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  (August 5, 2019) ― Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) announced that its off-the-road (OTR) tire plant in Bloomington, Illinois was recently recertified for continued participation in the Illinois Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program as a Star participant. The program is part of the U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).

Bridgestone Ready to Welcome the World to its Home City for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020

Press Release

TOKYO, July 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone), the world’s largest tire and rubber company and the only Worldwide Olympic and Paralympic Partner with its global headquarters in Tokyo, is celebrating one year to go until the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 by inviting the world to follow its journey to the next Olympic Games and experience what it means to help people chase their dreams.

Bridgestone Gives Continuity to Project on Traffic Education in Public Schools

The company raises awareness among students and teachers about traffic rules and good practices through the project "Bridgestone Traffic Education"
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São Paulo, Brazil, July 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Bridgestone, the world’s largest tyre and rubber company, gives continuity to the project “Bridgestone Traffic Education”, this year with the theme #Intraffic, #lifeleadstheway. The purpose of the educational initiative is to raise awareness among children and teachers from public schools about traffic rules and good practices. The project started in May and will be developed throughout the month of June, in the municipalities of Santo André (SP), Campinas (SP), São Pedro (SP), Camaçari (BA), and Mafra (SC). 

Bridgestone to Attend the Program Presentation of 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge

53 teams from 24 countries entries from Darwin to Adelaide on October 13-20
Press Release

TOKYO, July 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Bridgestone Corporation attended the 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge program presentation held in Adelaide, Australia on June 11, 2019. 

During the presentation, organizers of the world's foremost solar car race, the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, announced the largest lineup in history for this year’s running of the biennial event,  which aims to promote technological innovation of solar cars and support the development of young engineers. 

Bridgestone Group’s Sustainability Report Details Environmental Success and Reports on Strengthened Sustainable Procurement Practices, Including Human Rights Protection

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TOKYO, June 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Today the Bridgestone Group published its Sustainability Report 2018-2019 highlighting strong progress toward its global commitment to help achieve a more sustainable society. Two years ahead of schedule, the Group exceeded its 2020 goal of reducing global water withdrawal by 35 percent1.

Bridgestone to be Included in Euronext Vigeo World 120 ESG Investment Stock Index

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TOKYO, June 27, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Bridgestone Corporation today announced it has been included in the Euronext Vigeo World 120 index, a leading stock investment index focused on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors, for the first time in company history.

Closing the Skills Gap Through the East Community Learning Center Automotive Technology Center

by Bob Lux, Consumer Program Engineering, Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
Article

One of the biggest challenges facing today’s workforce is the technical skills gap, partly created by a lack of accessible education opportunities for young professionals. To combat this challenge, Bridgestone and Firestone Complete Auto Care in collaboration with United Way of Summit County and Akron Public Schools (APS) developed the Bridgestone Academy of Applied Engineering and Technology which brought a Firestone Complete Auto Care (FCAC) to East Community Learning Center (CLC) in October 2018.  

Bridgestone Promotes Sustainability and Transparency Across Global Tire and Rubber Supply Chain

by Rachel Evans
Article

Bridgestone has made steady progress in implementing its Global Sustainable Procurement Policy, which outlines the company’s path to achieving the ambitious goal of using only sustainable materials in all of its products by 2050.

Through its partnership with EcoVadis, a provider of sustainability, risk and performance ratings for global supply chains, the tire maker assesses suppliers’ current sustainability practices, and looks at what support is needed to improve on this.

Nike, Bridgestone and a Dozen Others Join Businesses Pushing Back on Controversial Tennessee Bills

by Meg Garner, Reporter, Nashville Business Journal
Article

Locally, the Nashville LGBT Chamber distributed its own letter that was signed by seven of its major corporate members, including Bridgestone Americas Inc., Dell Technologies, Salesforce.com Inc. and Postmates. AllianceBernstein, Curb Records and Warner Music Group also signed on to the chamber's letter, after previously speaking out individually on the bills. Joe Woolley, the chamber's CEO, said in an email that 20 small businesses have also endorsed the letter.

Partners in Purpose: Bridgestone Nature Reserve at Chestnut Mountain

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Since the 1970s, Bridgestone has owned and managed 6,000 acres east of Nashville, Tennessee. In June 2018, this land was donated to The Nature Conservancy. In addition to being an ideal and protected home for wildlife, the reserve also offsets the carbon emissions produced by Nashville's Bridgestone Tower.

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