LONDON — International non-profit group CDP Worldwide has named Bridgestone Corp., Pirelli & C. S.p.A., and Yokohoma Rubber Co. Ltd. to its 2020 list of companies being recognized for their efforts to minimize carbon emissions.
CDP, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, is a London-based non-profit that gathers, distributes and promotes information on environmental issues. Its 2020 list includes more than 300 companies being touted as A-list firms for their efforts.
This is Pirelli's third straight year and Yokohama's second on the CDP list, while Bridgestone returns after a year's hiatus.
In addition to Bridgestone, Pirelli and Yokohama, braking systems maker Brembo S.p.A and Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd., which makes specialty chemicals for the rubber industry, were recognized.
"The recognition of the CDP confirms once again our commitment to sustainable development through the fight against climate change," Pirelli CEO Marco Tronchetti Provera said. "It's what we try to do every day through our research — developing processes and products that are always more sustainable, safer and better performing,"
Cristina Bombassei, chief corporate social responsibility officer at Brembo, said: "Being part of the 'A List' is the result of our strong commitment to the environment and motivates us to do more. We are taking additional actions that tackle our footprint with an ambitious goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2040."
Turkey-based tire textile reinforcements producer Kordsa Teknik Tekstil A.S., meanwhile, said it increased both its climate change and water security scores with CDP to A- from B in the 2020 reporting.
"With our tire reinforcement and composite technologies, we aim to reduce fuel consumption and lighten vehicles," Kordsa CEO Ali Çalışkan said.
"As a keen follower of responsible production and consumption mindset within the scope of United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, we aim to reduce our emission values and therefore work on improvements at our production processes as well as lightening technologies which are an output of these processes."