News - Improving rubber farmers’ livelihoods at the heart of Michelin's commitment

Michelin poursuit son soutien aux producteurs de caoutchouc naturel en Thaïlande en les formant à l’agroforesterie dans le cadre d’un projet de la Plateforme mondiale pour du caoutchouc naturel durable (GPSNR) initié fin 2021.

News - Spott ranks Michelin #1 tire maker in the natural rubber industry

For the 3rd consecutive year, Michelin has been ranked the number one tire maker in SPOTT’s - Sustainability Policy Transparency Toolkit -, assessment of the natural rubber sector.

News - 1,000 rubber farmers trained for sustainable agriculture

The CASCADE project has trained many small Indonesian producers in sustainable rubber cultivation.

News - inclusion of natural rubber in the EU regulation on deforestation-free products

Michelin supports the inclusion of natural rubber in the EU regulation on deforestation-free products.

News - Michelin buys 51% of Royal Lestari Utama

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

News - 2022 SPOTT assessment

Michelin tops the 2022 SPOTT assessment.

News - Ouro Verde Bahia Program

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

News - an agroecological approach

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

News - Porsche and Michelin support small natural rubber farmers in Indonesia

Porsche and Michelin support small natural rubber farmers in Indonesia.

News - Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber

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. 


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.

Pierre-Martin HUET - Senior Vice President Sustainable Development and Impact.

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.

Vincent Rousset-Rouvière - 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.


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

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