Halcyon Agri project focuses on sustainability

YAOUNDE, Cameroon—Halcyon Agri, the world’s largest natural rubber producing company, is undertaking a major project in Cameroon to address sustainability and human rights issues at its operations there.

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TGI extends Bahamas relief efforts with free tire offer

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MIAMI — Tire Group International L.L.C. is offering private citizens of Grand Bahama and Abaco Islands free industrial, off-the-road and agricultural tires as part of its effort to help Bahamas residents rebuild from the devastating effects of Hurricane Dorian.

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LANXESS included in Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, again

Starting from September 23, 2019, speciality chemicals company LANXESS will be listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) World for the ninth time in succession, at fourth place in the “Chemicals” category. LANXESS will also be included in the DJSI Europe for the third time in a row – as the second-best company in its industry.

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Cooper touts stustainablity strides in CSR Report

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FINDLAY, Ohio — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has published its seventh annual Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability report, which outlines the company’s efforts on a number of fronts.

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Michelin renews, expands its work with WWF France

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The 2015-initiated collaboration between the Michelin Group and the French office of the World Wide Fund for Nature has been renewed for a further four years. The tyre maker will continue working with WWF France towards sustainability within the natural rubber market. In the coming four years, the partnership will further develop an existing pilot project in Indonesia and additionally open up the collaboration to include sustainable mobility and the protection of biodiversity.

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BKT shows social commitment

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You’ve probably heard about Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), a term that identifies the ethical and social initiatives companies undertake in order to protect the environment and the community. CSR activities are increasingly common nowadays. Fortunately, you don’t have to operate in a specific industry in order to make a positive difference in the world. 

At BKT, we have always been committed in this field. For years, we have been implementing a production and business model that pays close attention to protecting the environment and surrounding communities. Our goal is to put people and their well-being at the center of our decisions. Over the last decade, we have launched a series of initiatives aimed at improving the quality of life in the communities nearby.

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Bridgestone’s Aiken tire plant achieves LEED Green Building Certification

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Bridgestone Americas announced that its Aiken County Off-Road Tire Plant (Aiken ORR), located in Trenton, South Carolina, has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED recognizes buildings that are designed, constructed, and operated for improved energy, environmental, and human health performance.

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Bridgestone Group Awards 2019 Recognizes the Best Global Projects

Bridgestone Group Awards 2019 Recognizes the Best Global Projects During the ceremony, the Group acknowledges the best Socially Responsible Projects NEWSROOM: Bridgestone Americas
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TOKYO, May 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Bridgestone Corporation announced the winners of the “Bridgestone Group Awards 2019” at a ceremony held on March 27, 2019. The Bridgestone Group Awards began in 2008 as an annual recognition program open to all employees and organizations of the Bridgestone Group.

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Bridgestone: 98% of tier 1 suppliers acknowledge procurement policy

The aim at Bridgestone Group is to use “100 per cent sustainable materials” by 2050 and beyond, and last year the tyre and rubber company introduced a new procurement policy to steer it towards this end. Under a partnership it began with CSR evaluation specialist EcoVadis in 2018, Bridgestone is now assessing its suppliers’ current sustainability practices and looking at what support may be needed to improve performance.

Together with EcoVadis, Bridgestone is monitoring and rating the environmental, social and ethical performance of its suppliers to help identify and evaluate qualified suppliers, promote best practices, and serve as a communication and improvement tool for the industry as a whole.

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Nokian recognised for sustainability efforts

Nokia, Finland – Nokian Tyres has received a ‘silver class’ distinction in the RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook 2019, the Finnish tire maker announced 14 Feb.

RobecoSAM carries out an annual evaluation of companies’ efforts to minimise the environmental-impact of their products and activities.

Nokian, which last year received a ‘bronze’ rating, is following a sustainability-improvement plan, with several specific targets for 2020.

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