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Environmentally Sound Production and Products

The aim of forward-looking product development is to take appropriate measures – by using renewable raw materials for example – to minimize a product's impact on humans and the environment.

Continental's research and development departments assume a central responsibility in this regard. In accordance with the corporation’s ESH policy, their work focuses in part on minimizing or avoiding pollution of the environment.

A product stewardship team was set up to support their development activities, and contributes additional expertise in environmental protection and industrial hygiene to the development process, thus ensuring a holistic approach to product responsibility.

Our goals: Where production is concerned, we are aiming to reduce energy and water consumption annually while lowering CO2 emissions and waste by 3%. At the same time we are doing our best to increase the recycling of industrial waste by 2% each year.

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