Michelin Tamilnadu Tyre Manufacturing Plant, Skill Training & Career Counselling Program.
In 2009, Michelin Group and Tamil Nadu government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Michelin’s tyre manufacturing plant, 50 km north of Chennai at SIPCOT Thervoy Kandigai Industrial Park. This 290 acres facility is currently focussed on manufacturing a range of Radial Truck/Bus tyres.
In Q1, 2014, the manufacturing plant near Chennai started commercial production of MICHELIN radial truck tyres. Over 700 people helped bring the plant on stream, of which 350 Indian employees were trained in 12 countries. 4,500 tonnes of machinery requiring 280,000 meters of cable were installed to operationalize the facility.
Michelin has adopted and implemented the Group’s “Green Factory” concept at the Chennai plant. Through this initiative, over 6000 saplings have been planted at the site. The plant is currently operational.
Michelin's CSR policy consists of developing projects that contribute to improving the quality of life of the local population for the long term. Our activities are designed to comply with the commitment of the Group to support and/or implement the Global Compact, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights; the OECD Principles for multinational companies, as well as ILO's recommendations, among other internationally agreed best practices for sustainable development.
In Tamilnadu, India, Michelin through its CSR initiatives addresses direct local needs, such as water supply, health, education and professional training, which converge to increasing employability and the well-being of the local population. Some of the Programs undertaken include.