Bridgestone Group Companies Donate to Relief Efforts following The 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami
Tokyo – Bridgestone Corporation today announced that its group subsidiaries and other related companies will donate approximately US$ 0.9 million (approximately ¥77 million) in total following The 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami.
Bridgestone Corporation has announced on March 14, 2011 that it will donate ¥200 million (approximately US$2.3million), and products such as bicycles and bedclothes worth ¥100 million (approximately US$ 1.2 million) to help those who have been impacted by the disaster. In addition to the efforts, its group subsidiaries and other related companies worldwide have donated to respected relief agencies such as the Japanese Red Cross Society to support the relief efforts. The subsidiaries include Bridgestone Americas, Inc., a group subsidiary controlling the operations of the Americas, which has donated US$ 0.25 million, and Bridgestone Europe NV/SA, a group subsidiary controlling the operations of Europe, which has donated 0.25 million Euro.
The Bridgestone Group would like to express our deepest condolences to the families who have lost loved ones as a result of The 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami, and we truly hope the area will see a swift recovery.
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.