Michelin gains an environmental prize for world’s first tyres approved for road use containing 45% and 58% sustainable materials
Michelin, the principal owner of Scandinavian Enviro Systems (, has won the Environmental Achievement of the Year – Tire Design award at the Tire Technology Expo in Hannover, Germany. Michelin won the award thanks to its two tyres approved for ordinary road use with a high proportion of sustainable materials. The car tyre contains recovered carbon black from Enviro, among other materials.
As the first tyre manufacturer in the world, Michelin unveiled two tyres, a car tyre and bus tyre, in October last year that contain 45 per cent and 58 per cent environmentally sustainable materials respectively.
Both tyres unveiled have been approved for use on regular road vehicles and have the same performance as traditional tyres.
According to Michelin, the tyres that were unveiled pave the way for the future technology that will be used to manufacture Michelin’s standard tyres in two to three years’ time. Michelin has set a target of using 100 per cent renewable materials in all its tyres by 2050. Since 2020, Michelin has been Enviro’s single largest shareholder.