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      Continental’s sustainability ambition

      Sustainability is anchored in the foundation of our values. They form the basis of our work, they guide our company and they will take us into the future. Continental is convinced that sustainable and responsible business increases our ability to innovate and meet the future – adding value to the company. It allows us to identify risks and opportunities early and opens up the change processes we need. This is why sustainability is firmly integrated in our corporate strategy and is a key driver of innovation.

      In a systematic process that included market analyses, customer discussions and a stakeholder survey, a new framework was defined in 2020. At the heart of this is Continental’s sustainability ambition, which is regularly reviewed by corporate management. It defines our four focus areas and the goals that we have set ourselves. It also describes our eight essentials for sustainability.

      Four focus areas of sustainability

      In our four focus areas of sustainability, we are committed to our strong, visionary ambitions, which we want to achieve by 2050 at the latest, together with our partners along the value chain.

      ”Emission-free“ refers to zero emissions like greenhouse gases or NOx but does not include harmless emissions like water vapor emissions, non-toxic biodegradable particulate emissions or a minimum of noise emissions.

      Eight Sustainabilty Essentials

      Our eight sustainability essentials represent the backbone of our sustainability management.

      Green & Safe Factories

      We operate our business in a safe and responsible manner based on systematic management and protecting people and the environment.

      Innovations and Digitalization

      We continuously push innovations, new business models and a responsible digital transformation.

      Benchmark in Quality

      We are recognized by our customers and the society as being a Benchmark in Quality by ensuring safe and sustainable products.

      Safe Mobility

      We strive for maximum safety in mobility with technological solutions envisioning zero road accidents and fatalities.

      Long-term Value Creation

      We focus on sustainable short-, medium- and long-term value creation for our stakeholders and a responsible distribution of the value created.

      Sustainable Management Practice

      We implement effective management processes, fair business practices and responsible corporate governance with a balanced view of different perspectives.

      Corporate Citizenship

      As an active member of the communities we live and operate in, we are committed to make a positive impact on society beyond our business activities.