Bridgestone supports sustainable natural rubber economy guidelines

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Bridgestone Singapore has registered to support and abide by worldwide guidelines for responsible procurement of natural rubber.

In signing this declaration, the Bridgestone Group commits to maintaining active involvement in the pilot phase of the sustainable natural rubber initiative (SNR-i) established by the International Rubber Study Group.

The SNR-i program is aimed at creating criteria that balance economic, environmental and societal aspects to secure a global sustainable natural rubber economy benefiting all industry constituents.

It also supports the improvement of natural rubber plantation productivity, the enhancement of natural rubber quality, and supports forest sustainability through the protection/conservation of protected areas. The initiative also looks at appropriate water management and human and labor rights.

The company’s fundamental stance on procurement is publicly available online, but the main elements address the need for open and fair procurement; improved quality, cost and delivery; the advancement of eco-friendly procurement; lawful and ethical compliance and security protection; and application of the guidelines throughout the entire supply chain.

March 10, 2016

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