Firestone Building Products Co. released its 2015 Global Sustainability Report detailing the company’s progress in achieving its environmental goals and fulfilling its long-standing commitment to contributing to an environmentally sustainable society. The report, which provides a comprehensive overview of the company’s environmental performance measured using criteria set forth by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), demonstrates how Firestone is using clear metrics to drive performance across its business.
Firestone had a number of significant accomplishments that are outlined in the 2015 report. By focusing its efforts on three key areas: people, process and products, Firestone:
- Launched two new products with near zero Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), making it safer for contractors, building occupants and the environment;
- Increased the number of voluntary reporting indicators from 10 to 37 for greater transparency in reporting;
- Decreased wastewater discharge by 23 percent between 2014 and 2015.
“As a global company, Firestone has a long-standing commitment to driving the type of innovation that will enable our products to meet the highest global standards throughout their lifecycle – from production to performance,” said Tim Dunn, president, Firestone Building Products. “It is through the dedication and hard work of our employees worldwide that we are able to make environmentally significant improvements in our products and processes, and demonstrate leadership in our industry.”
Firestone is adhering to the GRI G4 reporting standard to ensure the most comprehensive and highest level of sustainability reporting. The company expects certification to the new G4 standard later this year.
As part of Bridgestone Americas, Firestone is committed to being a good corporate citizen globally, nationally and especially in the communities where it has manufacturing facilities, sales facilities and offices. Bridgestone Americas’ parent company, Bridgestone Corporation, was recently named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the first time, and the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index for the seventh consecutive year. Firestone’s corporate citizenship commitments extend beyond sustainability. In 2015, Firestone employees generously gave their time and talents in plant and headquarters communities to organizations that support education, the arts, health and wellness, and work to improve peoples’ lives.
To learn more about Firestone Building Products, or to download a copy of the 2015 Firestone Building Products Global Sustainability Report, visit firestonebpco.com.