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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
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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.
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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
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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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Video | Bridgestone Donated Nearly 6,000 Acres to Nature Conservancy in Tennessee

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In June 2018, Bridgestone Americas made the largest land donation to The Nature Conservancy in Tennessee’s history. The land is in White County, approximately 80 miles east of Nashville, and is connected to 10,000 acres previously donated by Bridgestone.

"This will be a place for birds, rabbits, quail, and other animals to nest," says Billy Bryant, Bridgestone's Chestnut Mountain Propery manager since 1973. "People can also enjoy it, hike it, horseback ride through it...you can't reproduce it."

Bridgestone Continues Advancing Sustainability and Transparency Across Global Tire and Rubber Supply Chain

Policy, training, supplier acknowledgements and third-party assessments underscore company’s commitment and progress toward sustainable procurement practices
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TOKYO, April 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Bridgestone Group, the world’s largest tire and rubber company, today announced steady progress in implementing its Global Sustainable Procurement Policy – which aims to create thriving and sustainable supply chains – and ultimately ensure alignment with the company’s use of “100 percent sustainable materials*” by 2050 and beyond.

Bridgestone Continues Advancing Sustainability and Transparency Across Global Tire and Rubber Supply Chain

Policy, training, supplier acknowledgements and third-party assessments underscore company’s commitment and progress toward sustainable procurement practices
Press Release

TOKYO, April 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Bridgestone Group, the world’s largest tire and rubber company, today announced steady progress in implementing its Global Sustainable Procurement Policy – which aims to create thriving and sustainable supply chains – and ultimately ensure alignment with the company’s use of “100 percent sustainable materials*” by 2050 and beyond.

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