NASHVILLE, TN, Nov. 16, 2011 /CNW/ - Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (BSAM)
has been named the recipient of the 2011 William W. Howard C.E.O.
(Conservation, Education, and Outreach) Award from the Wildlife Habitat
Council (WHC) for its work in creating wildlife habitat areas at its
facilities and its ongoing commitment to environmental education and
Different than other recognition levels through the WHC, this award
honors not a single program, but rather an entire organization, for its
combined efforts in providing educational experiences, access to
quality educational opportunities, and the opportunity for personal
contact with the natural world to its employees and the surrounding
"Bridgestone Americas has been an exemplary partner to the Council for
the past 15 years, creating a roadmap for how a major corporation can
make a substantial difference in the natural world around us, while
teaching others how to be involved in the values of nature" said Robert
Johnson, President of the WHC. "This award, named in honor of our late
president, is meant to recognize utmost excellence in Conservation,
Education and Outreach demonstrated by a company and it is well
deserved by Bridgestone Americas."
This is not the first time the WHC has honored BSAM for its work in
environmental education and outreach through its wildlife habitats. In
2009, the Bridgestone Environmental Education Classroom and Habitat
(BEECH) at the company's Warren County, Tenn., truck and bus tire
manufacturing facility was named the Corporate Habitat of the Year.
That award recognizes one certified Wildlife at Work program each year
for outstanding environmental stewardship and voluntary employee
"Our wildlife habitats are the embodiment of our environmental mission -
'to help ensure a healthy environment for current and future
generations'," said Tim Bent, Director of Environmental Affairs for
BSAM. "We firmly believe that what we make, and how we make it can help
improve our environment and our future. Our habitat projects teach the
importance of biodiversity and environmental conservation and help us
carry that important message to the communities in which we operate and
to industry as a whole."
BSAM maintains 10 wildlife habitats certified by the WHC throughout the
U.S. Each provides a preserve for native flora and fauna, while many
also offer a tailored environmental learning experience for their local
Learn more about BSAM's environmental activities at www.OneTeamOnePlanet.com/Americas.
About Bridgestone Americas, Inc.:
Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (BSAM) is the U.S.
subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world's largest tire and
rubber company. BSAM and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and
market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires
to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including
consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment
manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining
industries. The companies are also engaged in retreading operations
throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing
materials, and industrial fibers and textiles. The BSAM family of
companies also operates the world's largest chain of automotive tire
and service centers. Guided by its One Team, One Planet message, the
company is dedicated to achieving a positive environmental impact in
all of the communities it calls home.
SOURCE Bridgestone Canada Inc.
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