Technology company Continental is going on the offensive with respect to the central theme of the sustainability of humankind and has set itself some ambitious goals in this respect. Four focus areas are at the heart of the action.
- Firstly, 100% carbon neutrality along the entire value chain.
- Secondly, 100% emission-free mobility and industry – in terms of harmful emissions.
- Thirdly, 100% closed resource and product cycles driven by circular economy.
- And fourthly, 100% responsible sourcing and business partnerships.
By 2050 at the latest, these four ambitions are to be achieved together with all partners along the value chain. In particular when it comes to emission-free mobility, Continental is stepping things up a gear. Continental has adopted one of the most comprehensive sustainability roadmaps in the vehicle supplier industry. For technology company Continental, sustainability means one thing above all else: a tremendous opportunity.
The world and the global economy find themselves at the start of a new era. The path toward transformation to a sustainable economy is clear. While the solutions have not all been fully developed yet, we are establishing the framework for Continental and its partners. Sustainability has long been one of the key drivers of innovation at Continental, as part of its corporate strategy unveiled at the end of 2020, the company also plans to systematically seize the opportunities that arise as a result of the sustainability transformation.
"Sustainable business is the future. It is both an expression of an inner attitude and a forward-looking way of thinking. With our ambitious sustainability roadmap, we are decisively pursuing the transformation to a sustainable economy. This is the decisive benchmark for us and for the entire mobility industry."
Find out more about Continental's comprehensive sustainability roadmap.
Dr. Steffen Schwartz-Höfler is head of Group Sustainability at Continental.
In an interview, he shared how far Continental has come in terms of sustainability and why the transformation upstream and downstream is only really just beginning.
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