Wednesday 24 March 2021

Bridgestone powered by 100% renewable energy in Europe

Bridgestone powered by 100% renewable energy in Europe

Tyre manufacturer Bridgestone has announced all its European plants are now powered by fully renewable sources.

This includes its European R&D Centre in Italy, its plant and EMIA headquarters in Belgium and its textile plant in Spain.

The commitment follows its previous announcement in March 2020 that 90% of the electricity used by its European plants came from renewables, as well as its pledge to achieve carbon-neutrality by 2050.

The company has been investing to reduce carbon emissions across the lifecycle of its products and the entire value chain.

Chief Operating Officer, Emilio Tiberio, commented: “Reducing our carbon emissions is a key pillar of our long-term sustainability vision, which is why I can’t emphasise enough the significance of this milestone.

“It’s inspiring to see how far we’ve come in a relatively short chapter of Bridgestone’s long history. 100% was the goal for a long time but there’s so much more to achieve in emissions reduction and beyond. Let’s use this achievement as inspiration to go out and deliver yet again.”

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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