Tokyo – Bridgestone Corp has been included, for the first time, in the Stoxx Global ESG Leaders Index, a stock investment index focused on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors.
Organised by Stoxx Ltd of Switzerland, part of Deutsche Börse, the index compiles companies that meet the necessary criteria based on surveys of 1,800 major companies, Bridgsetone announced 9 Oct.
The survey is conducted by The Netherlands-based Sustainalytics, a leading independent ESG evaluation companies.
Bridgestone has upped its ESG efforts, through the introduction of its code of conduct in October last year.
The blueprint, according to the Japanese company, serves as a guideline for employees and business partners in addressing a wide range of compliance issues including the prevention of corruption and conflicts of interest.