Nov 17, 2017
Bridgestone Americas wins two SEAL Awards
On November 15, the Sustainability, Environment, Achievement & Leadership (SEAL) Awards announced winners of the inaugural Business Sustainability Award, which is dedicated to celebrating leadership and commitment to sustainable business practices. Bridgestone was the only company recognized in both award categories, Organization Impact and Environmental Initiatives.
"We're thrilled to be recognized by the SEAL Business Sustainability Awards for two separate category awards this year," said Jim DeMouy, Vice President Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHSS) for Bridgestone Americas. "At Bridgestone, we're committed to improving the sustainability of our operations and our products. These awards highlight the importance of our businesses' collective commitment to the environment and to serve current and future generations by assisting to create sustainable society. We're honored to be in such great company."
Bridgestone received the SEAL Organizational Impact Award for its dedication to "Serving Society with Superior Quality" through its commitment to Our Way to Serve. Bridgestone was recognized for its contributions to help to build a sustainable society by balancing operations with environmental impact, being in harmony with nature, and improving the quality of life for all. Bridgestone is dedicated to improving natural resource conservation through operational improvements and product design. The company's goal is to achieve a 35 percent reduction in CO2 emissions by 2020 and a 50 percent reduction by 2050 and beyond.
Bridgestone was also awarded the SEAL Environmental Initiative Award for its Tires4ward tire recycling program and embracing corporate responsibility through Our Way to Serve. The Tires4ward program is the first Bridgestone program created to help achieve the long-term vision of creating a waste-free tire industry. Through the Tires4ward community clean-up program, Bridgestone supports volunteer organizations and aids communities in the proper recycling of tires collected in organized clean-up events of rivers and waterways.