Project number:


Business sector:

Manufacturing and Services

Notice type:


Environmental category:


Approval date:

18 Dec 2001



PSD disclosed:

30 Nov 2001

Project Description

The project consists of the development of Michelin operations in Russia. Michelin, based in France, is one of the largest tyre manufacturers in the world. The investment would help establish production facilities, improve technology and create new jobs. The project aims to achieve the successful development of a new manufacturing facility, which will help to make the Russian tyre industry more competitive in the domestic market and, potentially, export markets in CIS countries.

Transition Impact

The proposed investment would have a positive impact in terms of new technology and management know-how transfer as well as providing a model for similar projects to the foreign investment community.

The Client

Michelin Russian Tyres Manufacturing Company (the Company) - was established n Davydovo, Moscow region to produce high quality tyres mainly for the Russian market.

EBRD Finance

The EBRD investment will be used to finance a part of the development of the company with up to US$ 20 million (approximately €22 million) equity investment.

Project Cost

US$ 20 million (€22 million approximately).

Environmental Impact

The project has been screened as B/1, requiring an environmental analysis of the proposed development and an environmental audit of the existing facilities. Michelin has commissioned an independent environmental assessment of the site in Davydovo carried out by international specialists.
Michelin is committed to structure the project in accordance with the relevant Russian and EU environmental and occupational health and safety standards.

Technical Cooperation


Company Contact


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Independent Project Accountability Mechanism (IPAM)

If efforts to address environmental, social or public disclosure concerns with the Client or the Bank are unsuccessful (e.g. through the Client’s Project-level grievance mechanism or through direct engagement with Bank management), individuals and organisations may seek to address their concerns through the EBRD’s Independent Project Accountability Mechanism (IPAM).

IPAM independently reviews Project issues that are believed to have caused (or to be likely to cause) harm. The purpose of the Mechanism is: to support dialogue between Project stakeholders to resolve environmental, social and public disclosure issues; to determine whether the Bank has complied with its Environmental and Social Policy or Project-specific provisions of its Access to Information Policy; and where applicable, to address any existing non-compliance with these policies, while preventing future non-compliance by the Bank.

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