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Sumitomo Rubber Establishes Group Policy for Sustainable Procurement of Natural Rubber

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) recently announced that it is participating in the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR) as a founding member. At the same time, the company revealed that it has formulated its own Sustainable Natural Rubber Policy to use throughout its group – this being aimed at ensuring the sustainability of natural rubber as a resource...

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Mondo Design Makes Speakers by Recycling Used Tires

Mondo Design Co. Ltd., which reuses tires and their inner tubes to manufacture bags and other consumer products, has been creating a stir with its SEAL Speaker line of audio speakers that use old motorcycle tires as-is for a structural frame. Part of the company’s SEAL brand of environmentally friendly products, the wireless speakers also incorporate cedar lumber produced from...

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CEOs of 11 Tire Makers Meet in US to Discuss Environment, Health, ELTs

CEOs from major Japanese tire manufacturers such as Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108), Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) and Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105), along with their counterparts from Europe, the U.S. and South Korea, gathered in California on Nov. 17, 2017 for a seventh meeting of global tire industry CEOs. In total, the event was attended by leaders from...

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Yokohama Rubber Launches Limited Web Sales of New Cutting-Edge Tire

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) began limited domestic sales of its new BluEarth-air EF21 tire on Dec. 5. With sales via Yokohama’s website limited to 100 units, the tire is being sold as a special model equipped with leading technology. The new product has adopted Yokohama Rubber’s advanced lightweight design technology in a bid to contribute to overall vehicle weight...

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Sumitomo Rubber Obtains Highest Environmental Rating From DBJ

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) recently announced that it has obtained the highest rating under the Development Bank of Japan Inc.’s (DBJ) Environmentally Rated Loan Program. The program uses a screening system developed by the DBJ to evaluate companies on their environmental management. Companies with excellent environmental ratings are selected to receive special loan conditions based on their rating. Sumitomo...

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Sumitomo Rubber Submits Updated Eco-First Commitments

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110), a company certified under the Ministry of the Environment’s Eco-First Program, recently announced that it has submitted its updated Eco-First Commitments to the Minister of the Environment. The Eco-First Program is an initiative in which companies pledge their own efforts to protect the environment, including measures against global warming, to the Minister of the Environment....

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