Memberships and Initiatives
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 supports the Development and Climate Alliance. The Alliance is committed to the implementation of the Paris climate agreement and Agenda 2030. It aims to link development cooperation and international climate protection through voluntary compensation of greenhouse gases and to mobilize additional funds for financing development and climate protection projects in developing and emerging countries.
Continental is a member of the CEO Water Mandate. The UN Global Compact initiative supports companies and organizations in developing, implementing and disclosing sustainable water management strategies and practices. Participants are required to report annually on progress achieved in six core elements.
In 2020 the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has scientifically tested Continental’s climate protection targets for Scope 1 and 2 emissions and confirmed that Continental is demonstrably helping to limit global warming to 1.5°C – the most ambitious goal of the Paris climate change agreement.
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.
The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures is a market initiative to develop voluntary, consistent climate-related financial risk disclosures. The required TCFD reporting elements are considered in the Continental Sustainability Report by following an integrated approach.
Continental is a participant in the United Nations Global Compact (UN Global Compact) and a member of the German Global Compact Network (DGCN). This demonstrates our commitment to its ten principles in the areas of human rights, labor standards, environmental protection, and the fight against corruption.
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.
Continental is a member of the 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.
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 committed to diversity and equal opportunities, as it 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 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 dialog between politicians, scientists, media and companies on the further development of sustainability issues relevant to companies.