WHO ARE WE?

Firestone Natural Rubber

Firestone Natural Rubber has been a trusted partner of the people and country of Liberia for more than 90 years. The company makes unparalleled contributions to the economic and social development of the country, leading Liberia’s private sector in employment, education, and healthcare opportunities for thousands of its citizens.

FAST FACTS

Economy

Investment in the Liberian Economy

Investment exceeding US $2.0 billion since 2003 

Employment

Sustainable Local Employment

More than 4,000 teammates – 99.7% of whom are Liberian

Development

Providing Social Development

Free healthcare and education for thousands

About Us

About Us

Firestone Liberia traces its roots in the country of Liberia to the early 20th century, when an exploratory group from the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company went in search of a location to grow and process natural rubber for the purpose of tire manufacturing. The company entered into its first agreement with the Government of Liberia in 1926. Today, Firestone Liberia LLC is a legally registered company in Liberia, a direct subsidiary of Firestone Natural Rubber Company, and an indirect subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas – part of the Bridgestone Group. As one of the the country’s largest private employers, Firestone Liberia is making vital contributions to the health and wellbeing of Liberian society with a strong focus on economic opportunity, education, health, human rights and critical environmental protections.

Featured News


participants and instructors at the comsec training workshop organized by the plant protection department
Newsroom
Mon July 4, 2022

Firestone Liberia Holds Investigative Training Workshop for Community Affairs & Security (COMSEC) Department and HR

  • Twenty staff members from Firestone Liberia’s COMSEC & Human Resources departments completed the two-week workshop led by international security consultant, Hillary Lombard.
  • Organized by the Plant Protection Department, the workshop is designed to enhance work performance and develop skills to help further teammates’ careers.
  • Participants and Firestone Liberia displayed the ‘Empowerment’ and ‘Efficiency,’ two of the eight values outlined in Bridgestone’s E8 Commitment.

Our Commitment to Sustainability

Firestone Natural Rubber is proud of its enhanced environmental stewardship policies and procedures. The company’s commitment to the environment is reflected in the comprehensive Environmental Management Plan (EMP).

First established as part of a 2005 agreement with the Government of Liberia, the EMP continues to serve as Firestone Liberia’s daily guide for enhanced and improved environmental stewardship, as well as for safe and environmentally sound operational practices.

Investing in the Liberian Community

Investing in the Liberian Community

Firestone Natural Rubber has been a trusted partner of the people and country of Liberia for more than 90 years. The company makes unparalleled contributions to the economic and social development of the country, leading Liberia’s private sector in employment, education, and healthcare opportunities for thousands of its citizens.

OUR SCHOOLS

Firestone Natural Rubber runs the largest concession-operated school system in the country


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Schools with >7,000 students

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Children of

Teammates

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Cost to Attend

Classes

Healthcare

Healthcare

Firestone Health Services, which includes a full-service referral hospital with 300 beds at Duside and two regional clinics operated as part of its fully funded community infrastructure, holds a “Level 2 Training Hospital” grading from the Liberian government’s Ministry of Health. This certification allows Firestone to train health practitioners such as doctors, nurses, pharmacists, laboratory technicians, anesthetists and other health professionals.