NATURAL RUBBER BY MICHELIN

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

Michelin reaffirms its longstanding commitment to sustainable and responsible management of this raw material and is active across the entire natural rubber value chain to advance the best practices.

Natural rubber at a glance

A unique material offering unparalled properties such as elasticity, permeability, mechanical resistance, and electrical insulation.

History

Supporting a sustainable industry and supply chain, with a strategic material central to the Group.

Challenges

The Group is aware that rising global demand may result in poor practices, which could be detrimental to forests, biodiversity and the lives of smallholder farmers.

Partners

Over the years, Michelin has fostered close relations with its stakeholders to transform the natural rubber industry towards sustainable practices.