WHO WE ARE
Wherever vehicles carry people and goods, Bridgestone supplies world-class tyres and supports these tyres with world-class services. Bridgestone strives to define the standard for excellence in all tyre cateogories in every nation around the world.
Bridgestone was founded by Shojiro Ishibashi in 1931. From the beginning, he held international aspirations for his business, and named the company “Bridgestone”. The surmane “Ishi-bashi” literally means “stone-bridge”. Reversing the order produced a name that the founder hoped would feel more familiar to everyone.
Our corporate mission is “Serving Society with Superior Quality”, words used by Bridgestone’s founder to describe his vision for the company. Superior quality is not merely a goal to which we aspire in connection with our products, services and technology. It is something that Bridgestone pursues in its corporate activities as well. Bridgestone’s commitment to quality is a worldwide commitment – sharing the values of the community, including the universal desire for a sound environment, and working conscientiously to improve the quality of life for people everywhere.
Bridgestone Tire Sales Korea Ltd was officially set up in Seoul on August 2001. It is currently managed by Mr. Henry Kim, Managing Director of Bridgestone Tire Sales Korea Ltd.
Bridgestone Tire Sales Korea Ltd distributes Bridgestone brand tyres for Passenger Cars, Commercial Trucks & Buses, Light Trucks & Vans.
ONE TEAM, ONE PLANET
The Bridgestone Group’s environmental mission is to help ensure a healthy environment for current and future generations. We believe that “we are all in this together” – One Team, One Planet – and that every business has a part to play and a responsibility to uphold. This commitment to a more sustainable society is evident in our mission’s three main objectives:
1. Be in harmony with nature
We have taken on the responsibility of contributing to biodiversity protection through habitat enhancement on the land we own, leading environmental education programs and promoting environmental research for innovation in our products at our research and development facilities.
2. Value natural resources
We continually work to decrease the amount of natural resources required for our products and processes through operational improvements and our product designs. We also continue to decrease the amount of waste we generate. For example, six of our facilities have achieved zero-waste-to-landfill status.
3. Reduce our CO2 and other significant emissions
We continually work to reduce our emissions, not only in our direct footprint, but also within the lifecycle of our products. Our corporate goal is to reduce CO2 emissions by 35% before 2020. We have invested our time and money in our value chain in many innovative partnerships, including the EPA’s SmartWay program. Likewise, we have invested greatly in educating consumers on how they can conserve fuel and lengthen the useful life of their tires and vehicles through educational programs in our network of 2,200 company-owned retail stores.
We are proud of our commitment to the environment, our achievements and the recognition we’ve received for our environmental efforts. We invite you to read our Environmental Mission Statement and learn about our company-wide efforts to reduce CO2 emissions.