Sustainability at a Glance

We are convinced that acting sustainably will increase our capacity for innovation and our future viability by opening our company to change and helping identify risks and opportunity at an early stage.
We are working to create electrified, automated and connected mobility that contributes to clean air and accident-free, comfortable driving. 

Continental expressly recognizes the 10 principles of the United Nations Global Compact for Human and Employee Rights, Environmental Protection and Anti-Corruption Measures.

General Sustainability Presentation

Last SRI Presentation

Strategy and Targets

To further develop our sustainability strategy, we conducted a global stakeholder survey (Sustainable Impact Evaluation) in the first quarter of 2019. More than 1,700 stakeholders across all groups responded to the survey.

Our stakeholders classed clean mobility, sustainable supply chains, climate protection and a circular economy as key priorities in addition to a whole host of other relevant issues. Topics including innovation, digitalization, road safety and fair working conditions were also classed as relevant. 

The detailed findings of this survey will gradually be incorporated into both the process aimed at further developing the sustainability strategy and the company’s reporting.

Organizational Anchor

At Continental, sustainability is a strategic task for corporate development and therefore a task for the Executive Board. Dr. Ariane Reinhart is the head of Human Relations and Sustainability. She is therefore also responsible for the Sustainability department, which was newly created in the reporting year and coordinates the sustainability strategy, its development and an interdepartmental Sustainability Committee.

Interdepartemental Sustainability Committee as a steering body

  • Dr. Ariane Reinhart (Member of the Executive Board Human Relations, Sustainability and Director of Labor Relations)
  • Wolfgang Schäfer (CFO)
  • Corporate Sustainability
  • Relevant Business Units 
  • Relevant Corporate Functions

The Sustainability Board meets two times a year and for relevant

The Environment area is assigned directly to the CEO (chairman of the Executive Board).

Sustainability issues are treated in the regular reporting of the Executive Board to the Supervisory Board about ongoing business development and in the annually held strategy meeting of the Supervisory Board.  The Audit Committee of the Supervisory Board is closely involved in compliance and risk management.