By participating in sustainability initiatives and being evaluated by rating agencies, Continental demonstrates that sustainability goals and topics are anchored in its corporate strategy.
Since 2009, we have responded annually to the Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) extensive questionnaire about our commitment to climate change mitigation. This process is linked to a public ranking. In 2012, Continental moved up in the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI). In 2019, we were able to maintain the “B” rating in the climate change area while achieving a higher rating in the water area with a “B” rating than in the previous year. In addition, Continental was once again recognized for the strategies and measures to reduce CO2 emissions throughout the supply chain as “CDP Supplier Engagement leader” (Level A). As a result, Continental is one of the 3% of the highest-rated companies. More than 4,800 companies were evaluated in 2019.
- Continental's answers to the CDP Questionnaire "Climate Change" 2019 (PDF, 1.1 MB)
- Continental's answers to the CDP Questionnaire "Water" 2019 (PDF, 826.1 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.