The fundamentals

Involving suppliers in the Group’s CSR approach

Michelin’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy, as outlined in the Michelin Performance and Responsibility Charter, “A Better Way Forward”, is a reflection of our core values. It applies to our relations with our suppliers and their subcontractors, since we expect them to apply sustainable development principles and international standards to all their activities and sites, all around the world.

The Michelin Purchasing Principles reflect these commitments and the Group’s values. They guide our actions to ensure that our customers and other market stakeholders continue to trust our brand.

Michelin works in partnership with our suppliers in a joint approach to CSR progress.

Governance

Since purchasing represents close to 60% of Michelin’s sales, for the past several years the company has been taking a proactive approach towards responsible procurement with our suppliers. This means that we select goods and services that are produced in compliance with the highest social, ethical, and environmental standards, according to the Michelin Purchasing Principles.

This approach, which is implemented through a global network, is based on:

  • Training of Purchasing staff
  • Inclusion of sustainable development criteria in calls for tenders
  • Management of CSR risks in the supply chain

 

Governance

Since purchasing represents close to 60% of Michelin’s sales, for the past several years the company has been taking a proactive approach towards responsible procurement with our suppliers. This means that we select goods and services that are produced in compliance with the highest social, ethical, and environmental standards, according to the Michelin Purchasing Principles.

This approach, which is implemented through a global network, is based on:

  • Training of Purchasing staff
  • Inclusion of sustainable development criteria in calls for tenders
  • Management of CSR risks in the supply chain

 

Supplier diversity

Our selection process is based on quality, cost, and performance and seeks to increase procurement from:

  • Small and medium-sized businesses
  • Local or fair trade businesses
  • Suppliers in the sheltered and adapted employment sectors, etc.

in addition to international suppliers who comply with our standards and adhere to our sustainable development principles.

Michelin North America, Inc. is committed to using diverse suppliers and small businesses: smalls disadvantaged businesses, small businesses owned by veterans or service disabled veterans, companies located in disadvantaged areas, minority owned businesses, and women owned businesses. These companies are a vital segment of the economy and help give us a competitive advantage in the market.

Supplier diversity

Our selection process is based on quality, cost, and performance and seeks to increase procurement from:

  • Small and medium-sized businesses
  • Local or fair trade businesses
  • Suppliers in the sheltered and adapted employment sectors, etc.

in addition to international suppliers who comply with our standards and adhere to our sustainable development principles.

Michelin North America, Inc. is committed to using diverse suppliers and small businesses: smalls disadvantaged businesses, small businesses owned by veterans or service disabled veterans, companies located in disadvantaged areas, minority owned businesses, and women owned businesses. These companies are a vital segment of the economy and help give us a competitive advantage in the market.

Minerals from high-risk areas

As part of Michelin’s commitment to corporate social responsability and endeavor to respect human right in our own operations and in our supply chain, it is our goal to seek to procure materials and components that do not directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups from conflict-affected regions. This applies to the several minerals or their derivatives, such as tantalum, tin, tungsten, gold and cobalt.

 

To comply with these requirements and check the origin of these minerals in our supply chain, we require some of our suppliers and subcontractors to fill in the “Conflict Minerals Reporting Template” available here and send it back to their usual contacts in the Michelin Group Purchasing Department.

 

You will find the Michelin Conflict Minerals Policy below.

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