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HCMC – 23 May 2014, Going along with the society rapid development, people are more aware of environment protection. Showing the message about climate change and environment pollution is always an urgent issue for the future. As part of ECO-Activity, Bridgestone Tire Sales Vietnam LLC., has defined the mission “Serve Society With Superior Quality” by dynamic environment activities.

 Our activity is not just producing & selling tires. One of our core activities is to contribute to the local society. From the Contribution Society view point, Eco activity became an important activity and Environment activity appeared all over the world Bridgestone brand present.
This was the motivation to put Eco technology into production of the ECOPIA tire to save resource, reduce CO2 emission and be friendly to the environment. Besides, the Bridgestone Bandag plant has been operated  since the beginning of year 2013, producing the Bandag Retread tire with only 32% of resource and under 1/2 amount of rubber comparing with new tire production. By reducing CO2 emission and industrial waste of product production to the minimum, Bridgestone Bandag has actively contributed to a cleaner environment.
Next to the participation in “Earth Day 2014” event which has taken place in HCMC on 20th April 2014, Bridgestone Vietnam also continued with Green Talk project which is under the UNESCO Cultural  and Education to organize the program “Nationwide Green Hour” on May 04th 2014 in Binh Duong city. With the message that encourages people to protect environment, the program has diverse Eco-activities which had the participation of more than 500 volunteers in Binh Duong city and reports of green hours during the program from January 2013 until now.
Green Hour is the time of “Action for environment” on every Sunday, starting from 01/2013 until now. There are more than 18 Green Hours taking place in HCMC and 1 Green Hour happening at the same time in 10 Northern – Central – Southern provinces and cities  on Vietnam nationwide with meaningful activities such as: planting tree, cycling, exchange for biodegradable bags, delivering – pasting sticker in supermarkets and schools, calling people to turn off vehicle engines when stopping for traffic lights, and especially litter handpicking on main street groups…
As a co-organizer with UNESCO, Natural Resources and Environment Division , Bridgestone Vietnam hopes the programs could help to change of Binh Duong citizens’* awareness as well as Vietnamese in general. And “Environmental Mission Statement” will continue to be proved by Bridgestone Vietnam. That is a guarantee for a cleaner environment for today and the next generations.
* Bridgestone Bandag factory headquarter at My Phuoc III Industrial Park, Binh Duong.

Some photos of the event:



“Nationwide Green Hour” volunteers visit and clean the Binh Duong cemetery

Volunteers not only exchange……

…but also conduct to plant tree with pupils. Beside, Bridgestone Vietnam gave 10 chairs which were made by old tires for An My high school - Bình Dương

In addition to the activities on the environment, Bridgestone Vietnam also gave gifts for 5 poor families in Binh Duong