Continental’s environmental strategy is geared towards making business sustainable across all levels of the value chain. Our strategy, which defines the objectives, key figures and measures, forms the framework for our environmental management activities. We are guided in this by the United Nations’ sustainable development goals (SDGs).
We have expressly committed ourselves to the two-degree target under the Paris climate agreement. We intend to make our production CO2-neutral by 2040, which is ten years earlier than required under the agreement.
Electricity from renewable sources should be used at all production locations by the end of 2020.
By pursuing extensive sustainability goals, we are not only acting responsibly toward the environment and society – we are also acting in the interests of creating value for our company. We see challenges such as climate change, globalization and urbanization as opportunities too. These opportunities require our innovative prowess in order to develop innovative technologies and efficient products.
We also demand comprehensive environmental management on the part of our suppliers. Where necessary, we help them to develop efficient environmental management systems – e.g. through joint projects and training. Key topics include cutting CO2-emissions, energy and waste management, and waste avoidance.