Michelin Performance and Responsibility

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Michelin Performance and Responsibility

Michelin's mission is to contribute to progress in mobility. It has opted to do this through innovation and quality, grounding its development in the core values of respect for customers, people, shareholders and the environment.

Michelin Performance and Responsibility

The Michelin Performance and Responsibility (PRM) approach was launched in 2002 at the initiative of the company's Managing Partners, Édouard Michelin and René Zingraff. An initial diagnosis had shown that, in order to fully respect the Group's values, they needed to define specific improvement points to either rectify certain weaknesses or, on the contrary, stand firm on strengths. Twelve specific focus areas were defined: 

  • 1. The responsible performance of our products and services
  • 2. The environmental impact of tire use
  • 3. The recovery, reuse and disposal of end-of-life tires
  • 4. The environmental management of our sites
  • 5. Quality of working life on our sites
  • 6. Diversity within our teams
  • 7. Community relations
  • 8. Corporate risk management
  • 9. Our contribution to sustainable mobility
  • 10. Purchasing relations
  • 11. CO2 emissions from our Logistics operations
  • 12. Ethics and human rights

Meeting the new mobility challenges

Michelin Performance and Responsibility (MPR) sets out the Michelin Group's strategy for sustainable development and corporate social responsibility. Michelin's technological leadership leads the entire Group to tackle the new challenges of mobility. By innovating and developing new skills and even new organizations, Michelin intends to make a responsible contribution to progress in mobility and anticipate its major developments.

Six ambitions for 2020

Defined in 2013 and deployed across the Group, the six ambitions for 2020 are designed to make Michelin a global leader in sustainable mobility, as well as one of the world’s most innovative, responsible and top-performing companies in fulfilling its financial, environmental and social responsibility commitments.

Content from this campaign

Yellowstone Park Foundation and Michelin Help Build New Ecological Pathway at Old Faithful Geyser
GREENVILLE, S.C., Sept. 3, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Old Faithful, one of the world’s most iconic natural wonders, now has an even more ecofriendly surrounding thanks to the installation of a newly paved walkway that creates a porous, clean and flexible surface that uses recycled Michelin tires along with other materials. Unlike asphalt, the new pavement, called Flexi-Pave by KBI, is a durable...
Sep 3, 2015 3:15 PM ET
Michelin and Barito Pacific Group Create a Joint-Venture to Produce Eco-Friendly Rubber and Projects to Help Protect and Restore the Fauna and Flora in the Regions Concerned
PARIS, May 19, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Michelin today announces the creation of a joint-venture in Indonesia with Barito Pacific Group (BPG) for producing natural, eco-friendly rubber. According to the terms of the agreement, this new joint-venture will be owned 53% by BPG and 47% by Michelin, with Michelin's contribution to the joint-venture amounting to US $55 million. The project involves...
May 19, 2015 1:30 PM ET
Michelin Development Celebrates 100th Loan to Small Businesses
GREENVILLE, S.C., May 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Michelin Development--a subsidiary of Michelin North America, Inc. that provides business loans to upstart businesses in many of the communities the tire company operates--today approved another loan to a small but growing South Carolina transportation company that now needs one more driver and truck to keep ahead of demand. Michelin launched...
May 11, 2015 10:00 AM ET
Michelin Wins Factory Safety Awards for 2014
  GREENVILLE, S.C., May 5, 2015 /3BL Media/ –  At its annual meeting today, the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) presented eight of its 20 safety awards this year to U.S. Michelin manufacturing plants. Two Michelin production facilities were recognized for excellence in worker health and safety, and six were acknowledged for significant improvements in these...
May 5, 2015 4:30 PM ET
Michelin Publishes 2014 Annual and Sustainable Development Report
Since 1889, Michelin has constantly innovated to facilitate the mobility of people and goods. Today, it is setting the benchmark across every tire and travel-related services market, while leading a global strategy to drive responsible, sustainable and profitable growth. Michelin's 2014 Annual and Sustainable Development Report is now available. Titled "Open Minded", the 94-page report...
Apr 13, 2015 8:00 AM ET