Bridgestone joins Euronext Vigeo World 120
Bridgestone Corporation reports its inclusion in the Euronext Vigeo World 120 index, a leading stock investment index focused on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors.
Euronext Vigeo World 120 is a stock index jointly developed by Netherlands-based Euronext, an organisation operating multiple security exchanges in Europe, and Vigeo Eiris, a global provider of sustainability research for investors and issuers. The index is comprised of 120 companies exhibiting excellence in ESG areas selected from among the 1,500 market capitalisation leaders of the European, North American, and Asia-Pacific markets.
The Bridgestone Group employs procurement activities aimed at improving the long-term vitality of the environment, society, and economy in accordance with the Global Sustainable Procurement Policy established in February 2018. Furthermore, the Bridgestone Group Global Human Rights Policy, formulated in May 2018, guides initiatives fostering appropriate labour environments that ensure respect for basic human rights. The Group is also developing precision docking tires and curbs to remove barriers to individuals boarding and disembarking at bus stops as one facet of its efforts to contribute to the resolution of socials issues. Bridgestone says these efforts, combined with other initiatives that contribute to a sustainable society, resulted in its inclusion in the Euronext Vigeo World 120 index.
Through the Bridgestone Group’s ‘Our Way to Serve’ global corporate social responsibility commitment, the organisation has defined three priority areas to guide its employment of innovation and technology: Mobility, People, and Environment. Additionally, six management fundamentals, including procurement, human rights and labour practices, have been put forth as “indispensable elements of a responsible company.” Bridgestone aims to continue implementing “innovative initiatives” in these areas.