TOKYO — Bridgestone Corp. has begun sourcing electricity for six tire and raw materials plants in Japan from renewable energy sources as part of its "Green & Smart" factory initiative.
Bridgestone did not elaborate on what type of renewable energy is involved, but said these latest conversions move Bridgestone closer to its goal of achieving 90% renewable electrical energy at its production bases in Japan.
These conversions also build on similar moves the company made in 2021 at four other tire plants in Japan. In addition, the company said it has begun transitioning to renewable energy sources at two chemical and industrial products plants and plans to expand use systematically of renewable energy sources going forward.
These efforts are being taken in line with the company's goal for a carbon-neutral mobility society and with its "E8 Commitment" that calls for an accelerated transformation to a sustainable solutions company.