Michelin Fondation - Optimy
Just like Michelin, the Foundation’s standing is global and its 'Helping people move forward' signature illustrates its sponsorship projects’ human dimension, mediums of progress and social development.
A few words about the Foundation
The Fondation D’Entreprise Michelin, otherwise known as the Michelin Corporate Foundation, was created in January 2014 by the President of the Michelin Group, Jean-Dominique Senard.
The foundation started with the premise of “Helping people move forward”, and follows the Michelin’s group commitment and values of “respect and solidarity”. The foundation supports projects in five fields:
- Sustainable mobility
- Sport and health
- Education and the community
- Protecting the environment
- Heritage and the arts
Fondation Michelin's main challenges
The Michelin Corporate Foundation used the Optimy tool to finance the health research project in rubber plantations in Laos and Côte d’Ivoire undertook by Pasteur Institute.
The objective of this project was to limit the exposure to mosquitoes carrying life-threatening diseases (malaria, dengue …) in emerging countries. Research has mainly been carried out in rubber plantations, where the risk of bites is much higher than in villages (up to 16 times in Laos) and where mosquitoes carry more disease.
The French Institut Pasteur, at the forefront of the treatment of infectious diseases, collaborated with the researchers from the Pasteur Institute of Laos and Côte d’Ivoire.
The Michelin Corporate Foundation is funding this research project to support scientific research and improve the health of rubber producers.
The very strong growth in rubber requirements for the automotive market has led to a boom in rubber plantations. But these cultures are accompanied by a worrying proliferation of mosquitoes carrying life-threatening diseases.
Lots of projects managed efficiently thanks to Optimy
Thanks to the use of the all-in-one platform Optimy, the Foundation supported 77 projects in 12 months, with a total budget of €13,071,356. Of those, 4 are new projects. All with the help of the Optimy solution. From a financial point of view, it is over €13,000,000 that were granted to causes. For the teams, it means up to 50% time saved and almost 80 projects backed per year.
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