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Absences and accidents reduced

The trend in illness-related absences, accident rates, and idle times reflect the success of our thorough work in occupational health and safety. Continental has been able to continually reduce the number of accidents per million working hours in the last few years (see table), and the number of hours lost through accidents has also decreased.


Absences due to sickness1

Accident rate2

Hours lost3


Status Dec. 31, 2015

  1. Absences = paid and unpaid absences due to sickness in relation to the contractual working hours in percent
  2. Accident rate = number of work-related accidents worldwide with one or more days lost per million hours worked
  3. Hours lost = number of accident-related hours lost worldwide per million hours worked