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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:
"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.'' Jean-Dominique Senard, President of the Executive Board of the Michelin Corporate Foundation
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.
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“To manage our grant-making requests, we needed a system that handles all requests at once. Optimy allows us to do it. In addition, the task creation feature of the software allows me to remember when relaunch the beneficiaries for their reporting, it is very useful.” Meriem Belyfa, Project Manager of the Michelin Corporate Foundation
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