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Bridgestone Americas Announced Its First Ground Solar Array Providing Power to the Manufacturing Process

Bridgestone | March 03, 2021

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone), an entirely possessed auxiliary of Bridgestone Corporation and a worldwide innovator in manageable portability arrangements, announced its first ground solar array giving power straightforwardly to the manufacturing process. The new solar array is situated at the organization's Aiken County, South Carolina, Passenger/Light Truck Tire Plant in Graniteville, South Carolina. The new establishment incorporates roughly 8 sections of land of solar boards that produce 2 megawatts of energy while lessening 1,400 metric huge loads of CO2 outflows every year, identical to the yearly power utilization of more than 200 homes .1

"At Bridgestone, sustainability is core to our business and integrated into every level of our operation. Our global sustainability framework includes important goals in reducing CO2 emissions by 50 percent by 2030, as we strive toward our long-term environmental target of becoming carbon neutral by 2050," said Paolo Ferrari, president & CEO, Bridgestone Americas, and executive vice president and executive officer, Bridgestone Corporation. "This solar array is another positive step in Bridgestone's journey to contribute to a more sustainable and equitable society for all."

Consistent with Bridgestone's obligation to ensure the climate, the Aiken County Passenger Tire Plant sends zero tasks waste to the landfill.

"Renewable energy has many benefits for the environment and Bridgestone, most notably the reduction in CO2 emissions and reduced energy costs," said Jim DeMouy, vice president, Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability, Bridgestone Americas. "Bridgestone is grateful for the support of state and local leaders and community partners who worked with us to make this solar array a reality."

The Aiken County Passenger Tire Plant was LEED affirmed by the U.S. Green Building Council and is a Certified Habitat by the National Wildlife Habitat Council. Moreover, Bridgestone offers an assortment of projects through its on location learning focus in Aiken County where it gives free local area effort and preparing as a component of Bridgestone Environmental Education Program which has gotten state and public acknowledgment. The Aiken County Passenger Tire Plant has been respected by acquiring enrollment toward the South Carolina Environmental Excellence Program in July 2018 which required a broad assessment of the many intentional endeavors by the plant to advance ecological security. As of late, the plant collaborated with Clemson University, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and the U.S. Branch of Agriculture to use its solar array as a pilot for the improvement of a supportable ground covering using local South Carolina plants to energize local, low-upkeep biodiverse vegetation in and around solar arrays in the state.

About Bridgestone Americas, Inc.:

Nashville, Tennessee-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. is a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, a global leader providing sustainable mobility and advanced solutions. Bridgestone Americas develops, manufactures and markets a diverse portfolio of original equipment and replacement tires, tire-centric solutions, mobility solutions, and other rubber-associated and diversified products that deliver social value and customer value. Guided by its global corporate social responsibility commitment, Our Way to Serve, Bridgestone is dedicated to shaping a sustainable future of mobility and improving the way people move, live, work and play.

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