Bridgestone Corporation is providing ventilators, oxygen concentrators and other devices to help India as the country currently suffers critical shortages on them due to the COVID-19 pandemic in India. The aid includes 56 ventilators, 120 oxygen concentrators and 10,000 N-95 masks. The company will send supplies through its global network in Japan, United States, and Europe to Bridgestone India Private Limited, the group company in the country. Bridgestone believes this group-wide initiative will contribute to improving the health care system in India, with the aid utilized by as many people as possible, including the Bridgestone Group’s employees and those in the area where it operates.
The Bridgestone Group has committed to supporting people and communities where it operates, guided by the Group’s CSR framework “Our Way to Serve,” to realize a sustainable society. Our Way to Serve focuses on three Priority Areas – Mobility, People and Environment – to help improve the way people move, live, work and play. The Bridgestone Group’s People Priority Area mission is to employ its strength to support communities and enhance the way people live, learn and work. Through contributing to a safer society, the Group will ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages, one of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Bridgestone Group has defined a vision of providing social value and customer value as a sustainable solutions company toward 2050 and established its Mid-Term Business Plan to serve as a guide in accomplishing this vision. Acting in accordance with the Mid-Long Term Business Strategy, the Bridgestone Group leverages its strengths and competencies including a global network to help realize a sustainable society. The Bridgestone Group continues to be committed to supporting people and communities, building trust to propagate value co-creation.