Michelin Receives Ford Corporate Responsibility Award
The Ford Motor Company recently held its 11th Annual World Excellence Awards, during which 36 suppliers were recognised for helping the company achieve superior quality, delivery, and cost performance, and for initiatives that improve customer satisfaction. One of the firms singled out for this honour was Michelin, recipient of the Corporate Responsibility award. The tyre major reports it received the Recognition of Achievement-Corporate Responsibility award for demonstrating innovation in reducing the environmental impact of Ford’s products and for leadership in three key areas: environmental and social considerations in business; human rights and working conditions; and corporate governance.
In accepting the award, Jan Skinner, Michelin North America’s vice president of global sales-passenger car and light truck original equipment tyres, said, “Michelin is committed to sustainable development and receiving recognition from Ford for our efforts is truly an honour. Ford’s broad and effective approach toward improving fuel economy and CO2 emissions demonstrates the importance they place on sustainability. Likewise, Michelin has served as an important partner to Ford in support of the collective goal to improve our eco-footprint through corporate initiatives and low rolling resistance technology.”
Ford presents three types of World Excellence Awards: Gold, Silver and Recognition of Achievement. Corporate Responsibility is one of five key initiatives Ford presents in the Recognition of Achievement award category. The other four are New Customer-Focused Technology, Warranty Improvement, Diversity and Community Service and Consumer Driven 6-Sigma.