Back in 2015, when Bridgestone EMIA was first assessed by EcoVadis, the globally-recognised provider of business sustainability ratings, we were awarded a Silver rating and ranked in the top 12 percent of businesses globally that manufacture rubber products.
Fast-forward to 2018, and Bridgestone is awarded a Gold rating by EcoVadis for the first time and ranked in the top four percent. Today, two years later, we maintain Gold and again progress in the rankings, this time journeying to the top two percent of businesses in our field.
The developments we’ve made in those five years have transformed Bridgestone. This has been achieved through hard work, focus and dedication to our global CSR strategy, ‘Our Way to Serve’, and its three core priority areas: People, Mobility and the Environment, and six management fundamentals addressing Compliance, Business Continuity, Human Rights, Safety, Procurement and Quality.
We sat down with Bridgestone EMIA’s General Manager of CSR, Isabelle de Cambry, to learn more about these efforts, what the latest EcoVadis results mean to Bridgestone, and to hear a first take on plans to improve them even further in the future.