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Bridgestone Corporation

Natural rubber assessment
  • Latest update: March 2022
  • Next scheduled: March 2023

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Company assessment: Bridgestone Corporation – March 2022

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Total: 40.2% 70 / 174
  • Organisation: 13.5 / 40 33.8%
  • Policy: 41.8 / 79 52.9%
  • Practice: 14.8 / 55 26.8%
  • Self-reported: 11.3 / 55 20.5%
  • External: 3.5 / 55 6.4%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    10.25 / 11 93.2%
    • Organisation: 5.5 / 6 91.7%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 3 91.7%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 3 58.3%
    • External: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      1. Sustainable natural rubber policy or commitment for all its operations?

      The company has a global procurement policy that specifies criteria for natural rubber sustainability for all its operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      2. Sustainable natural rubber policy or commitment applies to all suppliers?

      The company has a global sustainable procurement policy which includes natural rubber sustainability policy that applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company's Global Chief Sustainability Officer (G-CSTO) is the high-level position of responsibility for sustainability.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      4. One or more members within the board of the company have responsibility for sustainability?

      The company states that the CEO is responsible for the company's global CSR commitment and the CEO is the Chairman of the Board. Information is between two and five years old.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      5. Percentage or number of women in senior management team?

      The company reports the percentage of female employees in top management positions for all regions. Japan 0%, America 26.1%, Europe, Russia, Middle East, India and Africa 10.7%, and China, Asia Pacific 9.3%.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      2 (17%) - Two out of twelve directors are women.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      7. Member of multiple industry schemes or other external initiatives to reduce negative environmental or social outcomes associated with natural rubber production?

      [Externally verified] SNR-i, WBCSD.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      8. Collaboration with stakeholders to reduce negative environmental or social outcomes associated with natural rubber production?

      The company reports collaborations to reduce the environmental impact of tyres, improve factory water efficiency, and improve due diligence processes to uphold human rights and safeguard the environment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      The company's latest sustainability report was published in 2021.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      The company states to have prepared reports in accordance with GRI, but does not specify Core or Comprehensive standards. It has also submitted multiple CDP questionnaires.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      11. Climate risks assessment available?

      The company has made its climate risk assessment publicly available through its CDP Climate Change questionnaire.

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    3.5 / 27 13%
    • Organisation: 2 / 18 11.1%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 3 50%
    • Practice: 0 / 6 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      12. Lists countries and operations?

      The company has rubber estates in Liberia and Indonesia, processing facilities in Liberia, Indonesia, and Thailand, manufacturing facilities in the USA, China, and Japan.

    • 13. Lists countries sourcing from?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

      14. Total land area managed/controlled for natural rubber (ha)?

      The company's subsidiary states that it manages a rubber farm of approximately 119,000 acres in Liberia but the information is undated. No information on the company's Indonesia estates could be found.

    • N
      0 / 1

      15. Total natural rubber planted area (ha)?

    • 16. Scheme smallholders/outgrowers planted area (ha)?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

      17. Unplanted area (areas designated for future planting) (ha)?

    • N
      0 / 1

      18. Conservation set-aside area, including HCV area (ha)?

    • N
      0 / 1

      19. Maps of estates/management units?

    • N
      0 / 1

      20. Management plans for natural rubber production are available for all estates/management units?

    • N
      0 / 1

      21. Monitoring of management plan implementation available for all estates/management units?

    • 22. Maps of scheme/outgrower smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

      23. Names and locations of all third-party supplying industrial estates/management units?

    • N
      0 / 1

      24. List of jurisdictions where sourcing from smallholders?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      25. Number of company owned natural rubber processing facilities?

      4 - The company reports it has one raw materials plant in Liberia, two in Indonesia and one in Thailand.

    • N
      0 / 1

      26. Names and locations of company owned natural rubber processing facilities?

    • N
      0 / 1

      27. Number (or percentage) of company-owned processing facilities that source from company-owned operations and/or third parties?

    • N
      0 / 1

      28. Reports total volumes (or percentages) sourced by company-owned processing facilities that come from company's own operations and/or third-parties?

    • N
      0 / 1

      29. Number of third party supplying processing facilities?

    • N
      0 / 1

      30. Names and locations of all third party supplying processing facilities?

    • N
      0 / 1

      31. Number (or percentage) of third party supplying processing facilities that source from their own plantations and/or third party plantations?

    • N
      0 / 1

      32. Reports total volume (or percentages) sourced from third-party supplying processing facilities that come from the supplying facilities' own operations and/or third parties?

    • N
      0 / 1

      33. Total volume (or percentage) sourced for manufacturing that comes from intermediary traders rather than directly from processing facilities?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      34. Time-bound commitment to achieve 100% traceability to processing facility level?

      The company provides a time-bound commitment to achieve 100% traceability by 2023, however this commitment only applies to direct suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      35. Percentage of supply traceable to processing facility level?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      36. Time-bound commitment to achieve 100% traceability to industrial plantation level?

      The company provides a time-bound commitment to achieve 100% traceability by 2023, however this commitment only applies to direct suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      37. Percentage of supply from own processing facilities traceable to industrial plantation level?

    • N
      0 / 1

      38. Percentage of supply from third-party processing facilities traceable to industrial plantation level?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      39. Time-bound commitment to achieve 100% traceability to jurisdictional level for smallholders?

      The company provides a time-bound commitment to achieve 100% traceability by 2023, however this commitment only applies to direct suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      40. Percentage of supply from own processing facilities traceable to smallholder at jurisdictional level?

    • N
      0 / 1

      41. Percentage of supply from third party processing facilities traceable to smallholders at jurisdictional level?

  • Certification standards/Sustainability initiatives Certification standards/Sustainability initiatives
    2.5 / 9 27.8%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 0 / 2 0%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 6 25%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 6 8.3%
    • External: 1 / 6 16.7%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      42. Member of the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR)?

      [Externally verified] The company is a member of GPSNR. This has been verified via the GPSNR website.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      43. Submitted self-declaration form for the Sustainable Natural Rubber Initiative (SNR-i)?

      The company has submitted a self-declaration to SNR-i.

    • N
      0 / 1

      44. Percentage area (ha) FSC certified?

    • N
      0 / 1

      45. Time-bound plan for achieving FSC FM certification of estates/management units?

    • 46. Percentage of scheme/outgrower smallholders (ha) FSC-certified?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 47. Time-bound plan for achieving FSC certification of scheme/outgrower smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • N
      0 / 1

      48. Percentage of natural rubber supply (tonnes) from independent smallholders/outgrowers/third-party natural rubber suppliers that is FSC-certified?

    • N
      0 / 1

      49. Percentage of all natural rubber products handled/traded/processed (tonnes) that is FSC-certified?

    • N
      0 / 1

      50. Percentage area (ha) PEFC certified (excluding FSC certified area)?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      51. Certified under voluntary sustainability certification scheme?

      The company has reported that 153 sites were targeted for ISO 14001 certification, out of which 150 sites are certified (98%).

    • N
      0 / 1

      52. Commitment to become 100% certified under voluntary sustainability certification scheme?

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    7.25 / 21 34.5%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 6.5 / 13 50%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 6 12.5%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 6 12.5%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

      53. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

    • N
      0 / 1

      54. Commitment to zero conversion of natural ecosystems applies to all suppliers?

      The company has no commitment to zero conversion.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      55. Commitment to zero deforestation?

      The company commits to no deforestation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      56. Commitment to zero deforestation applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to no deforestation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      57. Criteria and cut-off date for defining deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion?

      The company defines forest using the GPSNR definition, inclusive of HCV and HCS areas, and specifies any deforestation/conversion past 1st April 2019 will not be accepted.

    • N
      0 / 1

      58. Evidence of monitoring deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion?

    • N
      0 / 1

      59. Evidence of monitoring deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion in supplier operations?

    • N
      0 / 1

      60. Amount of deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion recorded in own operations since cut-off date?

    • N
      0 / 1

      61. Amount of deforestation and/or ecosystem conversion recorded in supplier operations since cut-off date?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      62. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion?

      The company commits to restore ecosystems (primary forests, HCV and HCS areas) in their own operations to their prior condition. The cut-off date beyond which deforestation/conversion is not accepted, and therefore will be restored, is 1st April 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      63. Commitment to restoration of deforestation/conversion applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits suppliers to restore ecosystems (defined as primary forests, HCV and HCS areas) in their operations to their prior condition. The cut-off date beyond which deforestation/conversion is not accepted, and therefore will be restored, is 1st April 2019.

    • N
      0 / 1

      64. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

    • N
      0 / 1

      65. Biodiversity policy?

      The company reports its commitment to the protection of biodiversity with no detail given on scope in its sustainable procurement policy.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      66. Biodiversity policy applies to all suppliers?

      The company has included biodiversity in its sustainable procurement policy which applies to all the suppliers, however, the policy only provides limited details.

    • N
      0 / 1

      67. Identified species of conservation concern, referencing international or national system of species classification?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      68. Examples of species and/or habitat conservation management?

      The company has provided examples of habitat conservation management in its operations. The information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      69. Commitment to no hunting or only sustainable hunting of species?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      70. Commitment to no hunting or only sustainable hunting of species applies to all suppliers?

      The company only prohibits its suppliers to hunt endangered, rare, threatened species.

    • N
      0 / 1

      71. Commitment to protect areas from illegal activities?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      72. Commitment to protect forest areas from illegal activities applies to all suppliers?

      The company provides a commitment to protect forest areas from certain forms of illegal activities.

    • N
      0 / 1

      73. Evidence of protecting forest areas from illegal activities?

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    4 / 11 36.4%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 6 66.7%
    • Practice: 0 / 5 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 5 0%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      74. Commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments?

      The company commits to conduct HCV assessments.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      75. Commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits suppliers to conduct HCV assessments.

    • N
      0 / 1

      76. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments available for all new plantings since 1st April 2019?

    • N
      0 / 1

      77. High Conservation Value (HCV) management and monitoring plans available for all new plantings since 1st April 2019?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      78. Commitment to the High Carbon Stock (HCS) approach?

      The company commits to apply the HCS Approach, as defined by the HCS Approach Toolkit.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      79. Commitment to the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to apply the HCS Approach, as defined by the HCS Approach Toolkit.

    • N
      0 / 1

      80. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

    • N
      0 / 1

      81. Peer review of all High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments undertaken since April 2015 by the HCSA Quality Assurance Process?

    • N
      0 / 1

      82. Commitment to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs)?

    • N
      0 / 1

      83. Commitment to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs) applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      84. Social and environmental impact assessment (SEIAs) undertaken, and associated management and monitoring plans?

  • Soils, fire and GHG emissions Soils, fire and GHG emissions
    6.25 / 20 31.3%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 5 10%
    • Policy: 4.5 / 10 45%
    • Practice: 1.3 / 5 25%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 5 10%
    • External: 0.8 / 5 15%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      85. Commitment to no planting on peat of any depth?

      The company commits to no planting on peatlands, but does not refer to a definition of peat or specify no planting on peat of any depth.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      86. Commitment to no planting on peat of any depth applies to all suppliers?

      The company provides a commitment to no planting on peat of any depth applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      87. Landbank or planted area on peat (ha)?

    • N
      0 / 1

      88. Implementation of commitment to no planting on peat of any depth?

    • N
      0 / 1

      89. Commitment to best management practices for soils and peat?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      90. Commitment to best management practices for soils and peat applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits suppliers to a limited number of practices for peat and mineral soils. A full commitment to best management practices could not be found.

    • N
      0 / 1

      91. Evidence of best management practices for soils and peat?

    • N
      0 / 1

      92. Commitment to best/sustainable tapping practices?

    • N
      0 / 1

      93. Commitment to best/sustainable tapping practices applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      94. Evidence of best/sustainable tapping practices?

      The company has specified that in 2018 and 2019, hundreds of smallholders participated in sessions to learn techniques such as how to grow quality rubber trees, prevent disease, and best practices for tapping trees. The information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      95. Commitment to zero burning?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      96. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits all suppliers to no burning.

    • N
      0 / 1

      97. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      The company does not provide any evidence of fire monitoring and management for its own operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      98. Details/number of hotspots/fires in company estates/management units?

    • N
      0 / 1

      99. Details/number of hotspots/fires in suppliers operations/jurisdictions?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      100. Time-bound commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity?

      The company is committed to reduce its absolute CO2 emissions (Scope 1 and 2) by 50% by 2030. However, the commitment is not specific to natural rubber operations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      101. GHG emissions intensity?

      1.411 t-CO2/t - figure represents GHG emissions intensity (Scope 1+2 emissions per rubber production volume, tyre business) for 2020.

    • N
      0 / 1

      102. GHG emissions from land use change?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      103. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      [Externally verified] The company reports its progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity. However, the figure does not cover the whole scope of natural rubber operations. The company's environmental data is verified by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      104. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      WBCSD GHG Protocol.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    3.75 / 21 17.9%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Policy: 0.5 / 11 4.6%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 8 34.4%
    • Self-reported: 2 / 8 25%
    • External: 0.8 / 8 9.4%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      105. Time-bound commitment to improve water use intensity?

      The company has a commitment to improve water use intensity but, it is not specific to natural rubber operations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      106. Water use intensity?

      The company reports total water withdrawal figures and not water use intensity.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      107. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      [Externally verified] The company exceeded its target with a 31% reduction in water withdrawal per unit in 2020. The information is audited by Lloyds Register Quality Assurance however it is unclear if this figure includes all rubber operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      108. Time-bound commitment to improve water quality (BOD or COD)?

    • N
      0 / 1

      109. Progress towards commitment on water quality (BOD or COD)?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      110. Treatment of effluents from processing facilities?

      The company treats effluents from processing facilities. Information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      111. Treatment of effluents from manufacturing facilities?

      The company treats effluents from manufacturing facilities. Information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      112. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • N
      0 / 1

      113. Implementation of commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      114. Reducing odours from natural rubber processing or manufacuring facilities?

      The company has specified reducing odours from natural rubber manufacturing facilities only.

    • N
      0 / 1

      115. Commitment to minimise the use of chemicals, including pesticides and chemical fertilisers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      116. Commitment to minimise the use of chemicals, including pesticides and chemical fertilisers, applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      117. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

    • N
      0 / 1

      118. Commitment to no use of paraquat applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      119. Commitment to no use of World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides?

    • N
      0 / 1

      120. Commitment to no use of World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      121. Commitment to no use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention?

    • N
      0 / 1

      122. Commitment to no use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      123. Chemical usage per ha or list of chemicals used?

    • N
      0 / 1

      124. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

    • N
      0 / 1

      125. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    22.5 / 35 64.3%
    • Organisation: 4 / 5 80%
    • Policy: 14.8 / 22 67.1%
    • Practice: 3.8 / 8 46.9%
    • Self-reported: 3.8 / 8 46.9%
    • External: 0 / 8 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      126. Commitment to human rights?

      The company commits to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      127. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits suppliers to human rights but doesn't specify the Universal Declaration of Human Rights or UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human rights.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      128. Progress on human rights commitment?

      The company provides evidence of actions taken to implement its human rights commitment. The information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      129. Commitment to respect Indigenous and local communities' rights?

      The company provides a commitment to respect Indigenous and local communities' rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      130. Commitment to indigenous and local communities' rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company provides a commitment to indigenous and local communities' rights that applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      131. Commitment to respect legal and customary land tenure rights?

      The company provides a commitment to respect legal and customary land tenure rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      132. Commitment to legal and customary land rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company provides a commitment to legal and customary land rights that applies to all suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      133. Commitment to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC)?

      The company provides a commitment to free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      134. Commitment to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) applies to all suppliers?

      The company provides a commitment to free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC) that applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      135. Details on Free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) process available?

    • N
      0 / 1

      136. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

    • N
      0 / 1

      137. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      138. Supports the inclusion of women across natural rubber operations, including addressing barriers faced?

      The company supports the inclusion of women across natural rubber operations. The information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      139. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      140. Progress on commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      The company provides only one example for progress on commitment to mitigate impacts on food security.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      141. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company specifies a commitment to provide essential community services and facilities.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      142. Progress on commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company provides multiple examples of facilities and services provided to communities including education and health services. The information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      143. Commitment to provide business/work opportunities for local communities?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      144. Commitment to Fundamental ILO Conventions or Free and Fair Labour Principles?

      The company commits to all Fundamental ILO Conventions.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      145. Commitment to Fundamental ILO Conventions or Free and Fair Labour Principles applies to all suppliers?

      The company commits suppliers to respect freedom of association and collective bargaining, and prohibit forced labour, child labour, and discrimination.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      146. Progress on commitment to respect all workers' rights?

      In 2019 and 200, the company trained 84,000 employees on it's human rights policy. Information is not externally verified. Additionally, in 2020 the company conducted a pilot human rights assessment at a subsidiary, this was a pilot study and will inform the company's due diligence approach.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      147. Commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment?

      The company provides a commitment to eliminate gender-related discrimination with regards to employment.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      148. Commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment applies to all suppliers?

      The company provides a commitment to prevent gender-related discrimination that applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      149. Progress on commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment?

      The company states in 2019 and 2020 that 84,000 employees were trained on its human rights policy which contains elements of gender discrimination. However, no details of the training are disclosed, because it is unclear what was taught in relation to eliminating gender discrimination a higher score cannot be awarded. Information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      1,186 (7.39%) - The figure for 2020 includes the number of temporary employees across all operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      151. Percentage or number of women employees?

      1,427 (8.89%) - The figure for 2020 includes the number of women employees across all operations.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      152. Commitment to pay a living wage?

      The company only commits to pay a minimum wage.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      153. Commitment to pay a living wage applies to all suppliers?

      The company only commits to pay a minimum wage that applies to all suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      154. Progress on commitment to pay a living wage?

    • N
      0 / 1

      155. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      156. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company provides a commitment to address occupational health and safety.

    • N
      0 / 1

      157. Commitment to address occupational health and safety applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      158. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      The company provides evidence of safety training to its employees however, no information on providing PPE was found. The information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      159. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      0.01 - The company reported a severity rate of 0.13 in 2020 for rubber product manufacturing and 0.01 for the whole company.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      160. Number of fatalities as a result of work-based accidents?

      0 - The company has reported that in 2020, there were 12 serious injuries and no fatalities among employees.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    4.75 / 12 39.6%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 3.5 / 5 70%
    • Practice: 1.3 / 6 20.8%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 6 20.8%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      161. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company has published a commitment to support smallholders.

    • N
      0 / 1

      162. Percentage of supply from smallholders?

    • 163. Programme to support scheme smallholders/outgrowers?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • 164. Percentage of scheme smallholders/outgrowers involved in programme?

      This indicator is disabled as it is not applicable to this company.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      165. Programme to support independent smallholders?

      The company hosts a Seeding Success program to support independent smallholders. The information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      166. Percentage of independent smallholders involved in programme?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      167. Process used to engage smallholder suppliers on compliance with company's policy and/or legal requirements?

      The company describes the process of engaging suppliers in compliance with the company's policy and legal requirements.

    • N
      0 / 1

      168. Number or percentage of smallholder suppliers engaged on compliance with company's policy and/or legal requirements?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      169. Process used to prioritise, assess and/or engage non-smallholder suppliers on compliance with company's policy and/or legal requirements?

      The company specifies the process used to prioritise, assess and engage non-smallholder suppliers in compliance with the company's legal requirements.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      170. Number or percentage of non-smallholder suppliers assessed and/or engaged on compliance with company's policy and/or legal requirements?

      60% - The company reports that as of April 2021, 60 percent of the Group's Level 1 and 2 tyre material suppliers had been assessed on compliance with the company's commitment to Sustainable Procurement Practices.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      171. Suspension or exclusion criteria for non-smallholder suppliers?

      The company only states criteria for suspension of non-smallholder suppliers with no timeframes for action or steps taken.

    • N
      0 / 1

      172. Time-bound action plans (including Key Performance Indicators) for suppliers to be in compliance with natural rubber sourcing commitments?

    • N
      0 / 1

      173. Proportion of direct and indirect supply that comes from natural rubber plantations which are compliant with natural rubber sourcing policies?

    • N
      0 / 1

      174. Percentage of supply coming from agroforestry?

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    5.25 / 7 75%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4.5 / 5 90%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 2 37.5%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 2 37.5%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      175. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company has published a commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      176. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption applies to all suppliers?

      The company provides a commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption that applies to all suppliers.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      177. Progress on commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company provides evidence of actions taken to implement the company's anti-bribery and corruption policies. The information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      178. Disclosure of the company’s management approach to tax and payments to governments?

      The company only discloses a tax strategy that covers parts of the company's operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      179. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company has specified a whistle-blowing web-based reporting system and phone hotline.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. Own grievance or complaints system open to all stakeholders?

      The company has a grievance system which is open to all stakeholders.

    • N
      0 / 1

      181. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

Media monitor: Bridgestone Corporation

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