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 Executive Director approves projects worth €5,000 or less.

The Selection Committee is made up of seven members who represent Group activities or major functions. It is tasked with approving projects worth between €5,001 and €99,999.

The Executive Board is chaired by Florent Menegaux. It is made up of four members of the Michelin Group’s Executive Committee, one staff representative, and three outside individuals. It defines the foundation’s strategy and approves projects worth €100,000 or more.


  • Key figures

    115 projects supported in 2018

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    €16.5 million allocated to the 2018 projects

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    32 countries worldwide

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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