So far, we have express our stance toward the environment through our environmental philosophy, however, being a body within the Group and in order to accelerate our environmental management activities, the three areas of environmental progress and the two core strategies for growth that support them are clearly shown in the Environmental mission statement. Based on this, the Bridgestone Group aims for higher levels of environmental activities in all its businesses.
Of these three areas, "Products and services" and "Operations" are Bridgestone Group businesses activities themselves, with "Community Activities" introduced from a different field. They represent the environmental activities that we promote. And as the two core strategies to support and continually improve the activities of these areas, the Bridgestone Group's environmental management system TEAMS (Total Environmental Advanced Management System) and "Environmental Communication" to positively communicate with all our stakeholders, were established.