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Bridgestone Named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the Third Consecutive Year


BBridgestone Named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the Third Consecutive Year

Achieved the highest score in the Auto Components industry sector in the environmental dimension

Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone) has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for the third consecutive year and the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index for the ninth consecutive year. These indices, maintained collaboratively by S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM, measure the performance of the world’s sustainability leaders based on a comprehensive analysis of long-term economic, environmental and social criteria.

Bridgestone achieved again the highest score in the Auto Components industry sector in the environmental dimension and the maximum score of 100 in the environmental assessment criteria: environmental reporting. Bridgestone also obtained the highest score in its sector for climate strategy in the environmental dimension.

In February 2018, Bridgestone launched a new Global Sustainable Procurement Policy for further driving sustainable procurement. It is applicable to all purchased materials and services, as well as all suppliers globally. Such an advanced effort that enhanced the sustainability of Bridgestone is highly evaluated.

In March 2017, the Bridgestone Group launched its global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) commitment, Our Way to Serve. This commitment organizes Bridgestone’s CSR efforts under three Priority Areas: Mobility, People and Environment to improve the way people move, live, work and play through innovation and technology. Along with these Priority Areas, the Group continues to strengthen the basic governance, compliance and behavioral characteristics expected of any responsible company through its Management Fundamentals.

About DJSI World

DJSI World is a stock index that was launched through collaboration between S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM. Every year, DJSI World evaluates and quantifies the sustainability of roughly 2,500 major companies around the world from an environmental, economic and social perspective. Companies within each industry that rank in the top 10 percent are selected for inclusion in the index. This year, nearly 320 companies were selected for inclusion, with Bridgestone being selected within the Automobiles & Components industry group category.

Related links:

Bridgestone’s CSR web page


Bridgestone Group’s Sustainability Report 2017-18


Bridgestone Group’s Annual Report 2017


Bridgestone’s Sustainable Procurement web page


Our Way to Serve special web page


External Assessments for Bridgestone


Media information: Liesbeth Denys, Head of PR and Corporate Communications, Bridgestone in EMEA: +32 478 78 26 22

About Bridgestone in Europe, Middle East and Africa

We're the EMEA business of the world’s number one tyre and rubber company. For almost 90 years, we've been providing the confidence to get people and goods where they need to go as conveniently as possible, without interruption. That’s as true today as ever and means we’re trusted where it matters most: where the vehicle meets the road. We’re brilliant chemists, engineers and data scientists with some of Europe’s most advanced factories, world-beating technology, and leading R&D investments. We’re uncompromisingly focused on providing real solutions to the real problems that drivers face on the road every day. We keep them going, no matter what.

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