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Bridgestone Americas Commitment to Supplier Diversity

Following the Bridgestone E8 Commitment values of Economy, Emotion and Empowerment, we have a shared focus that helps us pursue co-creation opportunities with like-minded partners. We’re focused on delivering value for society and our customers by improving the way people move, live, work and play today and for generations to come. Supplier diversity is an integral part of that mission, and we believe in the economic importance of developing, mentoring, and supporting the long-term growth of diverse businesses.

As part of our commitment, we strive to give all suppliers equal opportunities to support Bridgestone with a focus on building strong, sustainable partnerships while generating potential opportunities for business development and localized economic growth. It is our desire to purchase materials, goods and services from diverse suppliers to enhance the efficient performance of our business. We know that partnering with suppliers who provide innovative ideas in addition to supporting our operations globally will yield significant competitive advantages for our company and supplier partners.

At Bridgestone Americas, we are building a team as diverse as the world we serve. We appreciate and value our relationship with all suppliers as we work in partnership and continue to create a more diverse and sustainable supplier base.

As part of our commitment, Bridgestone Americas recognizes the following diverse types of businesses

  • Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
  • Women Business Enterprise (WBE)
  • Small Business Enterprise (SBA or SBE) 8(a) business designation
  • Self-Certified Small Disadvantaged Business (SC-SDB)
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
  • Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB)
  • Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (ED-WOSB)
  • HUB Zone (HUBZone)
  • Veteran Owned Business (VBE)
  • Service-Disabled Veteran (DVBE, SDVOSB)
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBTQ+)
  • Alaskan Native
  • Disabled
  • Ability One Program
  • Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE)

Advantages for Certified Diverse Businesses

  • Marketing and promotion to prospective organizations that have similar commitments to supplier diversity
  • Visibility to customers through participation in match-making events, organizational events and other interactions within the communities we serve
  • Access to programs offered by various certifying organizations and support agencies including networking, business support, education, and mentoring, all poised to help improve the success of diverse and small businesses

National, State, and Regional Certifying Organizations

To Register as a diverse supplier please click here

If you have any questions, you can email Bridgestone Supplier Diversity at