18. August 2022 ecokontor

Firestone Polymer Engineering Pilot Center gets international sustainability and carbon certification

In Ohio, Bridgestone Americas said its Firestone Polymer Engineering Pilot Center (PEPC) in Akron, has obtained the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) PLUS recognition for its transparency and traceability of sustainable raw materials to replace synthetic rubber.

“Transparency and traceability are core elements to the success of our company’s sustainability journey and this ISCC PLUS certification demonstrates the progress we’re making to deliver sustainable synthetic rubber made with bio-sourced and recycled materials*” said Nizar Trigui, CTO & Group President, Bridgestone Americas.

The pilot plant is the first Bridgestone production facility in North America to receive ISCC PLUS certification.

Bridgestone said it aims to produce tires made from 100% renewable materials by 2050, including the use of recycled and bio-sourced feedstocks to produce synthetic rubber.

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