Tire use, a key lever for reducing environmental impact

During the use stage, which concentrates between 75% and 90% of the tire’s environmental impact, Michelin is acting on several performance levers: low rolling resistance, performance over time, reducing wear particles and developing the connected tire.

Verbatim Gary Guthrie

"In all, last year, Michelin contributed to saving 2.7 billion liters of fuel by improving the rolling resistance of our car, van and truck tires.

Gary Guthrie, Gary Guthrie, Automobile Business Line Director at Michelin



Verbatim Cyrille Roget

"The work done in mastering material, i.e., being able to put less material into our tires in order to make them lighter, but so that they also give a greater lifespan and performance, has led the group to control emissions, and thus the abrasion level of these tires. [...] Michelin reduced emissions, the abrasion level of these products by 5% between 2015 and 2020.

Cyrille Roget, Technical and Scientific Communication Director at Michelin

Tire use, a key lever for reducing environmental impact

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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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