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051120 Michelin Goes Green

Michelin plans to go green post-COVID

May 11, 2020
In line with its ‘Everything Sustainable’ strategy, the company is planning a green economic restart for the post-COVID-19 period, collaborating with the foundation Solar Impulse and others.

Michelin Group’s vision, promoted by the foundation Solar Impulse and its partners – who together employ more than one million people worldwide – is to build a new sustainable economic and industrial model; a world that is at once cleaner and more sustainable, fairer, more efficient and more respectful of biodiversity and the climate, with no trade-offs between environmental, economic and industrial interests.

“Tomorrow, everything will be sustainable at Michelin,” stated the Group’s CEO Florent Menegaux. “Our aim is to achieve sustainable growth that creates a value balance, meaning it is profitable for the company and beneficial for our employees, the planet and its inhabitants."

Michelin is to pursue its long-time focus on the development of new environmentally friendly technologies. This pledge is reflected not only in the production of tires that save on energy and raw materials, but also in the employment of biosourced materials and in fuel-cell-based mobility solutions as a response to the major climate issues we face.

The Group is also firmly committed to responsible rubber farming, the circular economy and the preservation of biodiversity. It is these values that drove Michelin to create Movin’On Summit, a conference that brings together leading collective and individual players in the field. The aim of the Summit is to offer innovative solutions that meet mobility needs for all, in order to contribute to societal progress while protecting the planet. 

The success of the new economic and industrial model for Michelin in the wake of the novel coronavirus will depend on the ability to reconcile economic, societal and environmental interests.

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