We are working to protect and preserve the local environment and the natural water resources Liberians depend on.


Environmental Policies

Firestone Natural Rubber is proud of its enhanced environmental protection policies and procedures. Our 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’s daily guide for enhanced and improved environmental protection, as well as for safe and environmentally sound operational practices.

The EMP continues to evolve with new technologies, strategies, and techniques that reflect industry best practices and ongoing collaboration with the Liberian Environmental Protection Agency. 

Clean Water Fast Facts

Well Water

Well Construction

Teammates and their families have clean drinking water through 334 wells created within the free housing facilities supplied by Firestone Liberia.


Wastewater Treatment

New state-of-the-art wastewater treatment facility allows the use of recycled water in its processing operations.

Drinking Water

Safe Drinking Water

Drinking water is regularly monitored, sampled, tested and treated providing a continuous clean supply.  

person getting clean water

Drinking Water in Local Communities

Firestone Natural Rubber is committed to improving the living conditions of its teammates, their families, work partners and the surrounding communities, including a company managed borehole program that helps ensure clean and safe drinking water for thousands of Liberians.

firestone plant

Wastewater Treatment

Firestone operates within the regulatory requirements of the Liberian EPA and conducts regular and ongoing testing of wastewater from its operations. In April 2021, a new state-of-the-art Activated Sludge Effluent Treatment (ASET) facility was commissioned, and it along with the constructed wetlands, meet all the Liberian Government EPA permit requirements.

firestone water treatment

Clean Power

Firestone Natural Rubber has used clean, safe and low-emission hydroelectric power since the 1950s to provide the majority of its electricity needs. In 2021, 77.9% of the company’s electricity needs were met by hydro power, with only 22.1% derived from the use of diesel-powered generators with a fuel consumption of 319,583 gallons.


Community Partnership

Environmental protection cannot happen in a vacuum. Firestone Natural Rubber continuously communicates with its neighbors, surrounding communities, and other stakeholders regarding its environmental practices. The company ensures its commitment to natural resource conservation through operational improvements and proactive management of its environmental impacts.