It was set up to address five issues in all the countries where the Group does business:
- Sustainable mobility
- Sport and health
- Solidarity and education
- Environmental protection
- Culture and heritage
The Foundation supports outstanding, innovative projects that are aligned with Michelin’s humanist culture and values of respect.
The Selection Committee approves projects valued at between €5,000 and €100,000. Each project is overseen by a patron, i.e. a volunteer Group employee who follows the initiative on a long-term basis.
78 projectssupported by the Michelin Corporate Foundation in 2017, representing more than €13 million.
More than 120 innovative projects have become reality during the past four years thanks to support from the Michelin Foundation.
- A road safety program for young South Africans in cooperation with the South African Department of Transport.
- A study by the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) on the potential for transforming mobility in order to achieve a resilient, carbon-free national economy in France, Japan and Mexico.
- Scientific research to fight potentially fatal diseases such as malaria and dengue in emerging countries in collaboration with the Pasteur Institute.
- Emergency relief to assist the victims of the October 2017 wildfires in Northern California.