SUSTAINABLE NATURAL RUBBER, MICHELIN'S APPROACH

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Michelin buys 51% of Royal Lestari Utama (RLU), a pilot project of sustainable rubber tree plantations in Indonesia

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Michelin tops the 2022 SPOTT assessment.

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Ouro Verde Bahia Program: Michelin expands the area dedicated to the conservation of fauna and flora.

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Michelin is contributing to an agroecological approach for sustainable rubber cultivation.

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Porsche and Michelin support small natural rubber farmers in Indonesia.

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Michelin is working with the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR) on an agroforestry project in Thailand.

There can be no mobility without tires... and no efficient tires without natural rubber: its properties make it irreplaceable, and it can be beneficial on a social, economic, and environmental scale. 

As one of the world's leading buyers of natural rubber, the Michelin group is a preferred partner of this complex and highly fragmented value chain, owing to its strong and recognized expertise acquired over 100 years.
 The Group is committed to making the industry more sustainable and beneficial to everyone
by involving its stakeholders in a collaborative and transparent approach.

 Michelin's history is closely tied to natural rubber, with the Group's first expeditions to secure
its material supplies in the 1890s.

 True to its values, particularly in terms of respect for the environment,
the Group made a zero-deforestation commitment in 2015. 

Testimonies

For Michelin, sustainable natural rubber means upholding Human Rights, improving livelihoods, and protecting forests and ecosystems. In line with its “All-Sustainable” approach and together with its stakeholders, the Group has led the transformation of the Natural Rubber industry through its ambitious strategy, actions, and partnerships.

Nicolas BEAUMONT - Senior Vice President, Sustainable Development and Mobility, Michelin.

As one of the world’s biggest purchasers of natural rubber, the Michelin Group aims to lead the way in sustainable management of the natural rubber supply chain.

Hélène Paul - Chief Procurement Officer, Michelin.

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Natural Rubber by Michelin

An essential raw material in the tire industry and other applications, generating income for millions of smallholder farmers.

Commitments and transparency

As one of the world’s biggest buyers of natural rubber, Michelin is committed and taking actions in achieving sustainability in the natural rubber value chain.

Activities

Michelin is taking action to ensure that the natural rubber industry is managed responsibly – a core component of the Group’s sustainable development strategy.