About Us

Covering almost 185 square miles, 118,990 Acres we are the largest contiguous natural rubber operation in the world.

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Who We Are

Firestone Liberia has been a trusted partner of the people and country of Liberia since 1926. We make 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.

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 the country’s largest private employer, we make 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.  

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In Partnership with Liberia

In the spirit of mutual respect and cooperation, Firestone Liberia continues to honor its obligations and commitments under the company’s concession agreement with the Government of Liberia. Recognizing the crucial role the private sector plays in the welfare of the country’s economy, we look forward to continuing a working relationship with the government and the people of Liberia. 

Fast Facts



Firestone Liberia provides teammates and their dependents free medical care


Sustainable Local Employment

Firestone Liberia employs more than 4,000 teammates



Firestone Liberia operates 24 schools, educating more than 7,000 students.

Investment in the Liberian Economy

Since the end of the Liberian Civil War in 2003, Firestone Natural Rubber has invested more than USD $2 billion in Liberia’s economy.  

  • $131 million Government of Liberia for taxes and fees
  • $573 million Rubber purchased from Liberian rubber farmers 
  • $302 million Payroll and pensions (net after tax)
  • $324 million Local goods and services
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Social Development


Liberia’s largest privately operated school system is run by Firestone Natural Rubber. We have over 250 teachers and approximately 7,000 students, many of whom receive scholarships to higher education. 


  • In 2021, Firestone Natural Rubber’s medical operation delivered 535 babies, providing healthcare services and support that are largely unavailable to Liberia’s people in other areas of the country.
  • Our ongoing partnership with Children’s Surgery International has resulted in more than 1,000 free surgeries for children from all over Liberia.
  • Firestone was on the front lines of the Ebola crisis in 2014 with our efforts saving thousands of lives in the concession area and surrounding communities. 
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Our Team

The management of Firestone Natural Rubber is committed to ensuring that employment practices are consistent with our parent company, Bridgestone Americas Global Human Rights Policy, the Decent Work Act of 2015, the laws of Liberia, and the Collective Bargaining Agreement with our workers. Our consistency guides us to often exceed the requirements of these laws and agreements.

Firestone Liberia employs more than 4,000 teammates and we are proud that 99.7% of the current workforce are Liberian. In addition to the competitive salaries our teammates earn, they also receive a variety of benefits including free housing, free medical care, and free education for themselves and their dependents.


Rebuilding After the Civil War

While most other major concessionaires operating in Liberia at the time of the civil war’s outbreak in 1989 left the country, many to never return, the management of Firestone Natural Rubber worked to maintain a presence to the long-term benefit of its employees, their dependents, and the country as a whole.

During the conflict, most all of Firestone’s infrastructure and trees were destroyed. Since the end of the devastating civil war period, we have invested in excess of USD $200 million in rebuilding and bringing the farm to where it is today and we continue to invest toward its full operational capacity. Despite these efforts, the farm produces less than half of its pre-war volumes due to the length of time needed to replant, and for the rubber trees to mature.