Bridgestone 2nd Edition of Mobility Social Impact Awards

Promoting use of innovative mobility solutions as a tool for social advancement -to provide access, safe and smart mobility across areas of Healthcare & Nutrition, Livelihoods, Education and Social Inclusion Awards have a total prize of Rs 30 lakh

Bridgestone India invites applications for the 2nd edition of the prestigious ‘Bridgestone Mobility Social Impact Awards’ 2022. The awards are aimed at identifying, recognizing and promoting sustainable mobility innovations through advanced technologies and solutions for social advancement by not-for-profit organisations.

The three key leading areas for Mobility Social Impact awards are accessible, safe, and smart mobility solutions. The First is Accessible Mobility that gives better access to healthcare & nutrition, livelihoods, education and social inclusion. Secondly, Safe Mobility to boost safety and admittance thereby bridging gender gap, contributing to disaster mitigation and road safety. The third includes Smart Mobility solutions that bring positive social impact, defeating poverty, encouraging biodiversity conservation and rural development.

“Mobility solutions are an essential link in keeping communities connected and can be very effectively used to enhance the quality of lives. There are many who strive relentlessly to use mobility solutions and related technologies for the betterment of society. Our endeavor is to further the progress of safe and sustainable mobility solutions, with a focus on our guiding principle of serving society. We had an encouraging response to our first edition of the Bridgestone Mobility Social Impact Awards in 2021 and I am glad to see to that we are able to create a positive impact in our communities through this platform.” ” said Parag Satpute, Managing Director, Bridgestone India.

Winners of 2021:

The Social Impact Foundation was awarded the 'Mobility Social Impact Award' last year for their project Asbah, which aims at providing access to clean drinking water to underprivileged communities in both rural and urban slums at a low cost.

Motivation India Bengaluru received the first runner-up award for their project Improving Mobility, which provides smart and safe mobility solutions to Persons with Disabilities.

AICAPD (All India Citizens Alliance for Progress and Development) of Delhi won second runner up for their School initiative Aapke Dwar project, in which the bus acts as school, travels to temporary hutments/ jhuggies usually near construction sites to ensure access to affordable education for migrant workers.

Furthermore, the Samaan Social Development Society Indore was honored with a special recognition award for its Women Mechanic Project, which aims to use mobility as solution towards changing gender norms by promoting livelihood skills among girls and young women in unconventional sector.

Detailed guidelines for the submission of the application form and eligibility criteria are available on https://msia.bridgestone.co.in.

Inquiries can be sent to mobilityaward@bridgestone.co.in .

Applications will be accepted till 15th September 2022.


About Bridgestone in Europe, Russia, Middle East, India and Africa:

Bridgestone in Europe, Russia, Middle East, India, and Africa (Bridgestone EMIA) is the regional Strategic Business Unit of Bridgestone Corporation, a global leader in tyres and sustainable mobility solutions.

Headquartered in Zaventem (Belgium), Bridgestone EMIA employs more than 20,000 people and conducts business in 40 countries across the region.

Bridgestone offers a diverse portfolio of premium tyres, tyre technologies and advanced mobility solutions. The company’s vision is to provide social and customer value as a sustainable solutions company.

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About Bridgestone India:

Bridgestone India Pvt. Ltd started its operations in 1996. In March 1998 with the setup of its manufacturing facility in Kheda, Madhya Pradesh, Bridgestone achieved its objective of running Indian manufactured Bridgestone tyres on Indian Roads. It expanded its facilities by setting up one more facility in Chakan, Pune in 2013. In a short stint of more than 20 years, Bridgestone India Pvt. Ltd has become one of the leading tyre companies in both the OEM & Replacement market.