Respect for people is one of five core values at Michelin. The company and its employees strive to make a positive impact on local communities through a variety of platforms.
Michelin Challenge Education
The Michelin Challenge Education program provides support to public Title 1 elementary schools in the form of tutors, mentors, lunch buddies and financial contributions. Michelin’s goal for the program is to provide human capital to positively impact the lives of disadvantaged children.
With emphasis on reading, science and math, the program has spread throughout all Michelin locations in the U.S. and is being introduced in Canada this year. Improved test scores validate that the involvement of Michelin employees is making a difference.
Michelin Junior Bike
Michelin Junior Bike events promote bicycle and helmet safety for young bike riders in Canada. Sponsored by Michelin North America (Canada) Inc., nearly 900 children participate on two-wheels, training wheels and even tricycles each year. Each child is fitted for a new complimentary bike helmet.
Michelin and Special Olympics Nova Scotia (SONS) first came together nearly 25 years ago in an effort to improve the lives of Nova Scotians with intellectual disabilities through sport.
Michelin’s support has grown significantly over the years and now includes the Annual Torch Run and SONS’s largest school-based awareness program. Dedicated committees at each of the three Nova Scotia Michelin facilities provide SONS awareness programs in their respective communities.
Michelin volunteers, along with SONS representatives, visit schools in the local communities. The school program helps educate students and faculty on the history and importance of Special Olympics and brings a message of diversity.
Tire Rack Street Survival
The Tire Rack Street Survival was founded in 2002 by the BMW Car Club Foundation of America. The program teaches students to avoid accidents by thinking and looking ahead through classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction. Tire Rack Street Survival is unique in that it offers students instruction in their own cars so that they learn the limitations of the car they drive daily. Michelin, as a mobility company, is supportive of this program to educate inexperienced drivers in an effort to stem the tide of teen fatalities experienced in the U.S. every year.
Michelin and the United Way share the common goal of making a positive impact on local communities. Like Michelin, the United Way is an international operation but a majority of its efforts are focused on supporting local charities. United Way’s goals include improving education, financial stability and promoting healthy lives.
Michelin’s employees throughout North America established a new company-best for United Way giving during the 2011 campaign.