What national and international sustainability initiatives does Continental support?
Continental is involved in national and international industry and trade associations. In addition, we are a member of networks and organizations for corporate responsibility. Our commitment to sustainability is also expressed through the signing of declarations:
Continental is a member of private enterprise Development and Climate Alliance. Its supporters strive for carbon neutrality by avoiding or reducing their greenhouse gas emissions and offsetting any emissions still remaining.
Continental is a member of the CEO Water Mandate. Businesses that have signed this UN Global Compact initiative commit to sustainable water management strategies and to observe the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Continental is also a member of econsense – the Forum for Sustainable Development of German Business e.V. Econsense was established on the initiative of the Federation of German Industries e.V. (BDI) and promotes dialogue between politicians, scientists, media and companies on the further development of sustainability issues relevant to companies.
Continental has signed the European Road Safety Charter. The charter is an appeal and prompt for all social groups to improve road safety in Europe and to significantly reduce the number of lives lost as a result of car accidents. Continental is committed to diversity and equal opportunities, as it has demonstrated by signing the Diversity Charter, an initiative aimed at promoting diversity within companies. By signing the Equal Opportunities Charter, Continental declares its commitment to diversity, fairness and respect when working with employees.
Continental is a participant in the UN Global Compact and a member of the German Global Compact Network (DGCN). This demonstrates our commitment to its 10 principles in the areas of human rights, labor standards, environmental protection, and the fight against corruption.
By signing the Luxembourg Declaration on Workplace Health Promotion in the European Union, Continental is doing justice to its corporate responsibility with regards to promoting occupational health and safety.
Continental is a member of the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR), which has developed an initiative that has members from all levels of the natural rubber value creation chain. The aim of the initiative is to obtain natural rubber using methods proven to be sustainable.
Continental is a member of the global RE100 initiative. The aim of RE100 (renewable electricity), led by The Climate Group in partnership with the CDP, is to promote electricity from renewable sources.
By signing the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), Continental emphasizes its commitment to supporting women. The WEPs are a joint initiative by UN Women and UN Global Compact, which work to promote and empower women in companies, and which comprise seven principles.
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is a pioneer and catalyst on the pathway to sustainable development. The aim of this alliance is to promote the role of ecological efficiency, innovation, and corporate social responsibility. Continental is involved in WBCSD as part of the Tire Industry Project.