Bridgestone is a Japanese company dedicated to the production and marketing of tires and diversified products, and is committed to Serving Society with Superior Quality through its operations, corporate activities, internal policies, and service to stakeholders. These aspects are in alignment with the corporate philosophy: The Bridgestone Essence.
Bridgestone’s corporate philosophy offers a guide to building better products as well as better communities. Bridgestone’s mission, values, and commitment to sustainability and innovation define who we are, driving us to remain the global leader in tire technology and other diversified products.
Bridgestone’s mission came about as a result of the commitment of its founder, Shojiro Ishibashi, to Serve Society with Superior Quality.
Since beginning as a small tire supplier in Japan in 1930, and through the present day as a leading global company, Bridgestone has always worked with the conviction that it can make the world a better place. At a time when others were focused primarily on generating profits, Shojiro Ishibashi believed that a company that contributes to society will always be successful.
To achieve its mission, Bridgestone has established a set of shared values called Foundations, which demonstrate our commitment to providing customers with products and services of the best quality while giving back to the communities in which we operate. The Bridgestone Essence is comprised of the philosophy of the company’s founder, our corporate culture, and the diversity that the company has achieved.
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Globally, the Bridgestone Corporate Group has a governance structure that allows it to maintain transparency and trust with its stakeholders.
Bridgestone’s Board of Directors is the Company’s highest governing body. The Board is comprised of eight outside directors and three internal directors.
The CEO, COO, and executive officers report to the Board of Directors and are ultimately responsible for Bridgestone’s performance. In order to implement the Board’s most important strategic decisions, the Company has established a Global Executive Committee that is comprised of key executives from across the global organization and determines and oversees implementation of these policies and strategies.
The CEO is responsible for the Company’s global CSR commitment, Our Way to Serve. An Executive Vice President and Executive Officer of Bridgestone Corporation leads the Company’s CSR strategy, engaging Global Executive Committee members, Strategic Business Unit presidents, members of the Global CSR Enhancement Committee, the Global Quality Management Committee, and Bridgestone employees worldwide.
For further information on Bridgestone's corporate governance system, please refer to the Bridgestone's Corporate Governance Code Report: https://www.bridgestone.com/corporate/governance/