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Environmental Management Systems and Certification

Continental’s environmental management system was developed and successively introduced worldwide in 1992 based on the BASICS. The aim of the system is to minimize the use of resources in particular, and to ensure that environmental pollution is reduced on an ongoing basis. Location-specific objectives to reduce consumption and environmental impact play a particularly important role.

Since the introduction of the ISO 14001 standard in 1996, certification at Continental has also been conducted according to this international environmental management standard. Compliance with targets is reviewed by means of regular internal and external audits conducted as part of ISO 14001. In this context, environmental indicators for specific consumption and emissions per tonne of finished product are derived. Examples include energy and water consumption, waste production, and CO2 emissions.

Back in 1995, the Tire and ContiTech site at Korbach was the first plant in the rubber industry to be monitored externally in line with the European Union's EMAS system.

Status of environmental certification at Continental:

Locations worldwide1Thereof ISO 14001 certified
Automotive Group

81

100 %

Rubber Group

114

 68,4%

1 Main production facilities