Bridgestone Donates RMB 3 Million to Support Efforts Against COVID-19

Shanghai, China (March 10, 2020) — Bridgestone Corporation and Bridgestone (China) Investment Co., Ltd. announced a joint donation of RMB 3 million (about US $430,000) to China Charity Federation and other provincial charity organizations to assist with COVID-19 relief and recovery efforts in China.

The donation will go towards charity organizations for the supply of medical equipment for hospitals and other recovery activities across the nation. The funds will also provide direct support to healthcare staff on the frontline of this crisis.

“Guided by Bridgestone’s global CSR commitment ‘Our Way to Serve’, we’re committed to supporting our local communities in their efforts against COVID-19. In addition, we extend our highest appreciation to all healthcare staff and volunteers who are working tirelessly during this period,” said Yasuhiro Morita, President & CEO of Bridgestone China.

“We would also like to express our deepest sympathy to those who have been affected by COVID-19, especially those who have lost family members and loved ones”, Mr. Morita added.

Apart from this donation, Bridgestone has been closely monitoring the situation and has undertaken a series of business continuity initiatives to ensure employees’ safety and well-being.

List of Recipients

English Name Chinese Name Donation Amount (RMB)
China Charity Federation 中华慈善总会 1,500,000
Jiangsu Charity Federation 江苏省慈善总会 1,500,000
Liaoning Charity Federation 辽宁省慈善总会
Tianjin Charity Association 天津市慈善协会
Guangdong Charity Federation 广东省慈善总会
Shanghai Charity Foundation 上海慈善基金会
Beijing Charity Association 北京市慈善协会
Shandong Charity Federation 山东省慈善总会

About Bridgestone Corporation:
Bridgestone Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, is the world’s largest tire and rubber company. In addition to tires for use in a wide variety of applications, it also manufactures a broad range of diversified products, which include industrial rubber and chemical products and sporting goods. Its products are sold in over 150 nations and territories around the world.

In the Asia Pacific region, Bridgestone locates its regional headquarters in Singapore, overseeing the operations of tyre production and sales facilities, as well as supplying its products across more than 25 over countries in the region. Bridgestone Asia Pacific plays a key role in facilitating this large and growing market as it contributes significantly to the entire Bridgestone Group.