By participating in sustainability initiatives and being evaluated by rating agencies, Continental demonstrates that sustainability goals and topics are anchored in its corporate strategy.
We have responded annually to the CDP extensive questionnaire about our commitment to climate protection since 2009. The process is linked to a public ranking. In 2012, Continental moved up in the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI). In 2018, Continental was once again given an improved rating compared with the previous year. We were upgraded from level C to level B in the Climate Change area and from level D to level B in the Water area. In February 2019, Continental was also honored as a “CDP Supplier Engagement Leader” for its strategies and measures throughout the supply chain to reduce CO2 emissions.
This upgrade is testament to Continental’s active management for climate and water protection and makes us one of the best companies in the automotive sector.
- Continental's answers to the CDP Questionnaire "Climate Change" 2019 (PDF, 540.7 KB)
- Continental's answers to the CDP Questionnaire "Water" 2019 (PDF, 409.1 KB)
ECPI Ethical Emu Equity Index
ECPI is a mix between rating agency and index provider from Italy focused on the areas of environment, society and corporate governance. Since 2011, Continental has been listed on various ECPI Sustainability Indices.
Continental is currently listed on the following ECPI Indices:
1. ECPI World ESG Equity
2. ECPI Euro ESG Equity
3. ECPI Ethical Emu Equity
4. ECPI Euro Ethical Equity
Continental is included in the FTSE4Good Index Series. Only companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices are included in these indices.
Since 2018 Continental has been rated as 'BBB' by MSCI ESG Research. MSCI is one of the worldwide leading providers of analysis and ratings about the environmental, social and governance performance of companies.
Since June 2013 Continental has been rated as 'C+' 'Prime' by oekom research.oekom research AG has worked as a rating agency in the field of sustainable investment since 1993 and was one of the leading sources of information about the social and ecological performance of companies, industries, and countries. Oekom Research is part of the institutional shareholder service since March of 2018
Sustainalytics is an independent provider of Responsible Investment Services, specializing in the analysis and evaluation of the sustainability achievements of companies and countries. Sustainalytics evaluates the sustainability of DAX companies in Germany every two years. Currently (June 2019), Sustainalytics gives Continental a rating of 73 (Outperformer) out of 100 possible points.
Continental is listed on various STOXX ESG and STOXX Sustainability Indices.