NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 23, 2019) – Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) today announced the company was recently named Sustainability Supplier of the Year at FCA’s Annual Supplier Conference and Award Ceremony in Detroit, Michigan. The Sustainability Supplier of the Year recognition highlights Bridgestone and its ongoing efforts to adhere to social, ethical and environmental principles throughout the organization’s entire supply chain.
“At Bridgestone, we are dedicated to changing the storyline for major corporations by actively working to establish a more sustainable society for our customers, partners, communities and the world around us,” said Jim DeMouy, vice president of environment, health, safety and sustainability, Bridgestone Americas. “We are honored to receive this award alongside an esteemed group of recipients. Sustainable supply chain operation is a critical step toward the industry’s overall commitment and we’re pleased to have likeminded partners such as FCA.”
“FCA is in the midst of transformational changes and these suppliers are helping enable a stronger future for all of us,” said Scott Thiele, Head of Purchasing and Supply Chain at FCA – North America. “It is an honor to recognize their contributions and dedication, as they represent the best in the industry.”
Bridgestone was honored alongside 18 North American suppliers for its exceptional commitment to FCA, and for its continuous efforts to provide innovative products that meet the needs of consumers. As a longstanding supplier, Bridgestone has supplied premium tires for various FCA brands, including Jeep® and Ram.
“This award is a testament to the dedication of our employees to provide innovative, high-quality products in the most sustainable and responsible ways,” said Shannon Quinn, president, original equipment, U.S. and Canada, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with FCA to create and deliver advanced mobility solutions that improve the lives of consumers around the world.”
As a global company that prioritizes sustainability, Bridgestone was recognized for its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) commitment, Our Way to Serve, which capitalizes on improving the way people move, live, work and play through three Priority Areas: Mobility, People and Environment. The FCA award celebrates recent environmental and sustainability achievements made by Bridgestone, including a water savings project implemented at the company’s passenger and light truck tire plant in Joliette, Quebec; a land donation of the Bridgestone Nature Reserve at Chestnut Mountain and the launch of the company’s Global Sustainable Procurement Policy.
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About Bridgestone Americas, Inc.:
Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (BSAM) is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tire and rubber company. BSAM and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries. The companies are engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles. The BSAM family of companies also operates the world’s largest chain of automotive tire and service centers. Guided by its global corporate social responsibility commitment, Our Way to Serve, the company is dedicated to improving the way people live, work, move and play in all of the communities it calls home.