May 25, 2016 TOKYO
Bridgestone to Release Sustainability Report 2015 Digest
Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone) today announced the release of the Bridgestone Group’s Sustainability Report 2015 Digest.
Regarding its approach to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the Bridgestone Group has disclosed detailed information on our corporate website and published the CSR Report and the Environmental Report as tools to facilitate stakeholder understanding of the Group’s activities. To communicate the Group’s position on sustainability and related activities more effectively to stakeholders, starting in 2016, the Group is integrating the CSR Report and the Environmental Report and discloses non-financial information in the Sustainability Report as a complement to the Annual Report, which covers mainly financial information. This time, Bridgestone has released the digest version of the Sustainability Report which conveys a summary of our position on sustainability and related activities; more detailed information, including Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) key performance indicators (KPIs), will be disclosed in the full version of the Sustainability Report 2015 published in June.
To communicate initiatives intended to increase corporate value over the medium to long term, the Group reports financial and non-financial information through various communication tools. In preparing these reports, the Group referred to the International Integrated Reporting Framework proposed by the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)*.
For a wide range of stakeholders, the Group describes its fundamental management policies for achieving sustainable growth, clarifies the social and environmental issues that it seeks to address, and proactively discloses the initiatives that it is taking to address those issues.
* The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) is a global coalition of regulators, investors, companies, standard setters, the accounting profession and NGOs. The coalition is promoting communication about value creation as the next step in the evolution of corporate reporting.