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.
Firestone Liberia traces its roots 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 country’s largest private employers and taxpayers, 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.
Firestone Natural Rubber is proud of its enhanced environmental protection policies and procedures. The company’s commitment to the environment is reflected in its 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 protection, as well as for safe and environmentally sound operational practices.
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.
Firestone Health Services includes a full-service referral hospital with 300 beds at Duside and two regional clinics operating as part of its fully funded community infrastructure. These healthcare facilities hold a “Level 2 Training Hospital” grading from the Liberian government’s Ministry of Health. This certification allows Firestone to train doctors, nurses, pharmacists, laboratory technicians, anaesthetists and other healthcare professionals.