The Bridgestone Americas passenger/light truck tire manufacturing facility in Wilson, North Carolina, has received International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) PLUS recognition for its transparency and traceability of sustainable raw materials. This includes the use of bio, bio-circular and circular-based materials in place of synthetic rubbers during manufacturing.
The Bridgestone plant produces tires for passenger tires, light truck radial tires and original equipment tires. Previously, the site led production of the Turanza EV tire; the manufacturer’s first replacement tire developed specifically for EVs.
The ISCC PLUS certification is a positive step toward Bridgestone’s 2050 sustainability targets of carbon neutrality and the production of tires made using 100% renewable materials.
“This recognition speaks to the commitment, dedication and diligence of each of our Wilson teammates who are committed to safe, sustainable operations that ultimately provide our customers with high-quality tires,” said Barry Owens, senior vice president, Bridgestone Americas Manufacturing Group. “We continue to implement enhanced sustainable operational systems and processes across our global manufacturing footprint.”
“The ISCC PLUS certification for our Wilson, NC, manufacturing facility is an important mile marker in our journey to a sustainable solutions company as it is just the second tire plant in America to receive the certification, following Bridgestone’s Aiken County passenger/light truck tire facility,” added Hans Dorfi, senior vice president of engineering, Bridgestone Americas.
“Sustainable manufacturing is a core element of our 2050 commitments, and we will continue to implement changes to the processes at our manufacturing facilities to work toward a sustainable mobility future.”