Responsible and Sustainable Management of Natural Rubber

Michelin respects and undertakes to promote the five following commitments in the area of natural rubber .

1. RESPECTING PEOPLE

- Encourage the resolution of conflicts related to land ownership

- Improve working conditions and living conditions

2. PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT

- Combat deforestation

- Control the potential impact of rubber growing activities on the local fauna, flora and environment

3. IMPROVING AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES

- Promote the best agricultural practices to its suppliers, professional organizations,  local cooperatives or planters’ groups

- Take action to increase agricultural yields

4. CAREFUL USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES

- Increasing the material efficiency of natural rubber

5. GOOD GOVERNANCE

- Fight all forms of corruption

- Conduct dialogue with the local and international stakeholders  to contribute to the development of a sustainable natural rubber industry

- Act transparently

The natural rubber procurement principles and the sustainable natural rubber policy are available on http://purchasing.michelin.com/Espace-documents

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