It was set up to address five issues in all the countries where the Group does business:

  1. Sustainable mobility
  2. Sport and health
  3. Solidarity and education
  4. Environmental protection
  5. 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.

  • Chiffres clés

    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.


Examples are:

  • 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.

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