TRANSITION TO RENEWABLE ENERGY
Tapping on solar power as an inexhaustible energy source, as we move towards a carbon-neutral future by 2050.
Towards Bridgestone’s targets of reducing CO2 emissions, we have adopted a multi-pronged approach. This includes other energy alternatives such as biomass and a substantive commitment to the use of solar energy to reduce our carbon footprint.
Leveraging the large surface area of rooftops of our manufacturing plants, we’ve installed solar panels to tap on solar power as a clean, alternative energy source for our tyre production needs. This reduces fossil fuel dependence in the process.
Bridgestone is anchored in extensive global solar projects, which includes plants in the U.S., Spain, South Africa. In Asia, too, solar facilities in Japan, India, China, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan and Indonesia underscore our serious commitment to generate energy from the inexhaustible power of solar.
Concurrently, we are encouraging our other non-manufacturing sites, warehouses and retread shops to seriously consider the viability of installing solar rooftops, even as we collaborate with like-minded partners to co-create new solutions to reduce fuel dependency.
These collective efforts are in line with our target to reduce 50% CO2 emissions from 2011 levels by 2030. In 2021 alone, we have achieved a CO2 emissions reduction of 25%. This bodes well for our longer term goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.