No sustainable tire without sustainable factories

When manufacturing tires, Michelin undertakes to reduce the environmental footprint of all its production factories, in terms of solvent and energy consumption, waste generated, CO₂ emissions and water extraction. Since 2005, the Group has already reduced its impact by 50%. By 2050, Michelin aims to reach:

  • Zero net CO₂ emissions for all Michelin factories
  • Zero impact on water availability for the collectivities in which the Group is established
  • Total elimination of solvents from tire manufacture

"Since 2005, we have succeeded in halving the environmental impacts of our 71 factories across the globe.

Jean-Christophe Guerin, Executive Vice President, Manufacturing - Member of the Group Executive Committee


"We have found solutions that we are deploying in Shenyang, replacing the steam curing presses with electric ones. [...] Thanks to solutions like this one, our energy efficiency improved by 35% between 2015 and 2021. Our aim is to reduce by 18% between 2021 and 2030, and by 50% between 2021 and 2030.

Christophe Gelloz, Plant Manager at Michelin Shenyang

Christophe Gelloz, live from Shenyang plant

No sustainable tire without sustainable factories

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The tires of the future will be 100% sustainable, throughout their entire life cycle:

  • Design: tires composed of 100% bio-sourced or recycled materials by 2050 and 40% by 2030.
  • Manufacture: net zero CO₂ emission production plants by 2050.
  • Logistics: transporting less and better and developing alternative means of transport.
  • Use: low rolling resistance, long-term performance, lessening tire wear particles and connected tires.
  • End-of-life and recycling: making today’s waste into the resources of tomorrow for tires and beyond. Michelin and Bridgestone call for structure to be given to the segment.

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