23 March 2020 - Bridgestone, the world’s leading tyre producer, announced that the full operations of three of its manufacturing plants in Europe are now being powered by 100 per cent renewable energy sources. The three plants located include Tatabanya in Hungary, as well as in Stargard and Poznan in Poland joined the three other plants in Spain’s Bilbao, Puente San Miguel, and Burgos, which started sourcing its electricity from renewables in 2018.
The latest move is a major achievement for the company in line with its way to serve global commitment to take part in building a more sustainable society, which include a responsibility to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions. The company has been implementing several initiatives that support environmental sustainability through in-depth evaluation of its value chain that contributes to CO2 emissions – from logistics and manufacturing operations to fuel efficiency of its tyres, as well as the volume of raw materials used in its products.
Bridgestone now consumes 90 per cent of electricity in all its European manufacturing plants using renewable energy, which extends the positive impact of its efforts to the environmental goals of car manufacturers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), including their own value chain.