The Bridgestone Group currently operates 179 production facilities* located in 25 countries. We locate factories close to our customers so that we can manufacture and deliver products to the exact quality and performance standards that they demand. We have also taken advantage of our global network to construct a worldwide distribution organization in order to optimize the supply of products for which demand is rising, such as high-performance passenger car tyres.
Our Management Principles
From our fateful beginning in 1931, the Bridgestone Group has been dedicated to one steadfast mission - “Serving Society with Superior Quality.” As the world changes and individuals' lifestyles shift, the Bridgestone Group continues to evolve to suit the mobility landscape and meet society's needs.
Bridgestone's “second foundation” came in 1988 after merging with Firestone Tyre & Rubber Company. “Bridgestone 3.0,” or the “third foundation” came in 2020 when sustainability became the central focus of management and business practices with a goal of carbon neutrality in the Group's long-term environmental vision. “Towards 2050, Bridgestone continues to provide social value and customer value as a sustainable solutions company.”
Bridgestone E8 Commitment
To guide management and ensure social and customer value, Bridgestone launched its personal E8 Commitment in March 2022 - a corporate axis driving the movement towards a sustainable society. Through each of the 8 principles beginning with the letter “E,” Bridgestone aims to prove the longevity of its values and realise a sustainable future for generations to come.
Further details on our E8 Commitment can be found here.
Business Strategy in the Mid-Long Term
The Group carefully put together its Mid-Long Term Business Strategy so that “Towards 2050, Bridgestone continues to provide social value and customer value as a sustainable solutions company.” Bridgestone aims to bring this strategy into actuality from framework to execution with the core principles of sustainability and mobility at heart.