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      In 2019 Continental has re-established its sustainability strategy. A new framework was defined in 2020. At the heart of this is Continental’s sustainability ambition. It defines our four focus areas and the goals that we have set ourselves. It also describes our eight essentials for sustainability.

      Our four focus areas:

      • Climate Protection
      • Clean Mobility
      • Circular Economy
      • Sustainable Supply Chains.

      They are associated with major challenges for Continental, but also with great opportunities.

      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.

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      Management, Organization and Responsibilities

      Ultimate responsibility for sustainability lies with the Executive Board member for Group Human Relations and Group Sustainability, under whose supervision the Group Sustainability group function is responsible for sustainability management in the Continental Group. Sustainability organization is further supplemented by sustainability functions in the group sectors as well as coordinators in several business areas and countries. The Environment department reports directly to of the CEO (chairman of the Executive Board).

      The Group Sustainability Steering Committee is responsible for assessing interdepartmental issues, weighing up risks and opportunities and discussing relevant Executive Board decisions in advance. In fiscal 2021, it consisted of three members of the Executive Board (chairman of the Executive Board, Group Sustainability, Group Finance and Controlling) as well as the heads of the sustainability functions at corporate level and group sector level and the heads of other relevant group functions. The committee is chaired by the Executive Board member for Group Sustainability and managed by the head of the Group Sustainability group function. Some of the group sectors have their own interdepartmental sustainability committees, which are coordinated by the relevant sustainability functions.

      Thesustainability performance indicatorsare consolidated in the Continental Group’ssustainability scorecard, which is approved by the Executive Board on an annual basis. The scorecard is based on defined quality criteria for the indicators, is continuously developed further and establishes the formal basis for integrating sustainability into other corporate processes.

      As of fiscal 2021, the topic of sustainability has also been an integral part of the Continental Group’s strategy development. Significant investments must be reviewed and assessed as to their contribution to sustainability as a standard part of the approval process. For the Automotive, Tires and ContiTech group sectors, detailed roadmaps for the implementation of sustainability ambitions in the relevant topic areas are currently being drawn up in stages.

      Sustainability Framework

      In our four focus areas of sustainability, we are committed to our strong, visionary ambitions, which we want to achieve by 2050 at the latest, together with our partners along the value chain.

      1 ”Emission-free“ refers to zero emissions like greenhouse gases or NOx but does not include harmless emissions like water vapor emissions, non-toxic biodegradable particulate emissions or a minimum of noise emissions.

      Our eight sustainability essentials represent the backbone of our sustainability management.

      Environmental Strategy

      We are fully committed to the Paris climate agreement – 100% climate neutrality by 2050. The following steps are planned:

      • The use of electricity from renewable sources in all production sites by the end of 2020
      • CO2-neutral production by the end of 2040
      • A CO2-neutral value chain by the end of 2050

      Read more about our environmental strategy.

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