At the 2018 global Movin’On summit – an annual event attended by the world’s major sustainable mobility players – Michelin made a commitment to SBTi to set greenhouse gas reduction targets within two years. Submitted in October 2019, these targets have now been approved by SBTi because they are compatible with the goal of limiting global warming to below 2°C.

  • What is the SBTi?
    • The SBTi is a collaboration between CDP, the UN Global Compact (UNGC), World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The SBTi defines and promotes best practice in science-based target setting and independently assesses companies’ targets. Science-based targets are emissions reduction goals in line with what the latest climate science says is needed to prevent the worst impacts of climate change.     
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Our priorities are to continue to combat global warming, protect the environment, develop the circular economy and preserve biodiversity.
Florent Menegaux, CEO, Group Michelin

Michelin’s global warming targets in numbers

Michelin commits to reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 38% by 2030 from a 2010 base year*. Michelin commits to reduce absolute scope 3 GHG emissions from fuel- and energy-related activities; upstream and downstream transportation and distribution; and end-of-life treatment of sold products by 15% by 2030 from a 2018 base year. Michelin also commits that 70% of its suppliers by emissions covering purchased goods and services will have science-based targets by 2024.

*The target boundary includes biogenic emissions and removals from bioenergy feedstocks.


Since 2019, decarbonizing transportation and setting greenhouse gas emissions-reduction targets have been a core aspect of the partnership between Michelin and WWF.

The commitment by the Michelin Group to reduce its carbon footprint over the long term confirms the transformation that is occurring within the mobility sector. We hope that Michelin’s example will inspire other companies in the sector to commit to a low-carbon future.
Arnaud Gauffier, Program Director for WWF France
  • What are Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions?
    • Scope 1: Emissions from stationary or mobile sources, owned or controlled by the company.
    • Scope 2: Emissions from the generation of energy that is purchased and consumed by the company (electricity, steam, etc.).
    • Scope 3: Emissions resulting from the company's business but generated by sources not owned or controlled by the company. The standard* establishes 15 categories of activity in the value chain.

*“The Greenhouse Gas Protocol. A Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard, revised edition”, World Business Council for Sustainable Development and World Resources Institute

Making a difference at every step of the tire life cycle

Faced with the urgency of global warming, the Michelin Group takes action at every step of its product life cycles while advancing the circular economy.

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To reduce the carbon footprint of its worldwide production and thereby reduce its Scope 1 and 2 emissions, Michelin has defined two priorities: improve energy efficiency in its manufacturing facilities, and further expand its use of renewable energy. This strategy has already produced positive results, particularly in Europe where 85 percent of its plants’ electricity supply comes from sources whose origin is guaranteed renewable. This led CO2 emissions to fall by 24.8 percent between 2010 and 2019. By 2050, the Group aims to achieve net-zero emissions at its production facilities.

Reducing Scope 3 emissions generated by activities in Michelin’s value chain requires a long-term commitment with suppliers and external partners. The Group’s goal is to facilitate the energy transition and the development of innovative solutions based on a circular economy model.

Whether in the design and manufacture of its products and services or at its various plants, protecting the environment is an integral part of the Michelin Group’s strategy. The vision of the future promoted by the Group is: “Tomorrow, everything at Michelin will be sustainable.” The health crisis currently affecting the world has only reinforced the Group’s determination to step up all initiatives aimed at protecting the environment and preventing climate change.

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