Bridgestone gains place on CDP’s Water ‘A’ List

CDP, the UK-based non-profit global environmental disclosure platform formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, has named Bridgestone Corporation to this year’s Water A List. More than 700 companies were assessed by CDP, and Bridgestone one of only 73 companies named to the A List.

The Bridgestone Group identifies the environment as one of three priority areas for its next stage of sustainable growth, and its efforts in regards to water resources include employing cooling water and steam in the production process. The company aims for a 35 per cent reduction in water intake per unit (based on 2005 levels) by 2020. Bridgestone manages water intake by unit of production volume and net sales for each business; a weighted average efficiency of the reduction rate is used as an index. As of 2016, it had achieved a 28.5 per cent reduction. The Bridgestone Group has also implemented water risk assessment and risk reduction in its production facilities, and cooperates with business partners for sustainable water resource use.

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