About Bridgestone



Bridgestone Americas traces its roots to two distinguished companies: The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company, founded by Harvey Firestone in Akron, Ohio in August 1900, and the Bridgestone Tire Company Ltd., founded by Shojiro Ishibashi in Japan in 1931.

The two companies merged in 1988 when Bridgestone Corporation purchased Firestone, transforming the companies’ combined operations into the world’s largest tire and rubber company. As part of its integration with Bridgestone’s existing U.S. operations, Bridgestone Americas established its headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee in 1992.

Today, Bridgestone Americas consists of an international family of enterprises, with more than 50 production facilities and more than 55,000 employees throughout the Americas.

Bridgestone Americas remains committed to being a global leader in tire technology, providing world-class service and being an outstanding corporate citizen in the communities in which we live and work. The company’s culture and mission remains rooted in the words of founder Shojiro Ishibashi, who said Bridgestone is dedicated to “serving society with superior quality.”


The Bridgestone Group’s environmental mission is to help ensure a healthy environment for current and future generations. We believe that “we are all in this together” – One Team, One Planet – and that every business has a part to play and a responsibility to uphold. This commitment to a more sustainable society is evident in our mission’s three main objectives:

1. Be in harmony with nature

We have taken on the responsibility of contributing to biodiversity protection through habitat enhancement on the land we own, leading environmental education programs and promoting environmental research for innovation in our products at our research and development facilities.

2. Value natural resources

We continually work to decrease the amount of natural resources required for our products and processes through operational improvements and our product designs. We also continue to decrease the amount of waste we generate. For example, six of our facilities have achieved zero-waste-to-landfill status.

3. Reduce our CO2 and other significant emissions

We continually work to reduce our emissions, not only in our direct footprint, but also within the lifecycle of our products. Our corporate goal is to reduce CO2 emissions by 35% before 2020. We have invested our time and money in our value chain in many innovative partnerships, including the EPA’s SmartWay program. Likewise, we have invested greatly in educating consumers on how they can conserve fuel and lengthen the useful life of their tires and vehicles through educational programs in our network of 2,200 company-owned retail stores.

We are proud of our commitment to the environment, our achievements and the recognition we’ve received for our environmental efforts. We invite you to read our Environmental Mission Statement and learn about our company-wide efforts to reduce CO2 emissions.

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