Sustainability at a Glance

We are convinced that acting sustainably will increase our capacity for innovation and our future viability by opening our company to change and helping identify risks and opportunity at an early stage.
We are working to create electrified, automated and connected mobility that contributes to clean air and accident-free, comfortable driving. 

Continental expressly recognizes the 10 principles of the United Nations Global Compact for Human and Employee Rights, Environmental Protection and Anti-Corruption Measures.

General Presentation Sustainability at Continental 

Current SRI Presentations

Strategy and Targets

In 2015, 18 sustainability issues from our four key fields of action (corporate governance and corporate culture, employees and society, environment, products) were evaluated with respect to their  contribution to long-term business success and sustainable development from both an external and an internal perspective.

In our so-called Roadmap 2020 (PDF, 37.2 KB) , we defined goals and concrete measures for our fields of action in the area of sustainability.

Materiality Matrix

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In 2015, Continental worked out the issues that are important for the corporation both for the present and the future in the scope of a multi-stage analysis. For this purpose, 18 sustainability issues from our four key fields of action were evaluated with respect to their contribution to long-term business success and sustainable development from both an external and an internal perspective.

Sustainability Program

We base our performance on both financial and non-financial indicators and criteria. It is crucial that sustainability objectives and measures create value. This is the only way to ensure their acceptance within the company and their credibility outside the company.

In 2015, we developed a consolidated sustainability program and set ourselves goals for 2020 in order to achieve measurable improvement in our four fields of action. Some of these extend until 2025. These goals form our Roadmap 2020.


Roadmap 2020 (PDF, 37.2 KB)

Organizational Anchor

Sustainability and corporate responsibility is managed within a Corporate Sustainability Council. It comprises two members of the Executive Board (CFO & CHRO) and representatives from the areas of

  • environment
  • Human Relations
  • legal and compliance
  • corporate safety and health
  • investor relations
  • accounting
  • corporate auditing
  • corporate accounting
  • and corporate communications.

The council is chaired by the  CHRO (Executive Board member for Human Relations).

The Sustainability Board meets four times a year and for relevant

The Environment area is assigned directly to the CEO (chairman of the Executive Board).

Sustainability issues are treated in the regular reporting of the Executive Board to the Supervisory Board about ongoing business development and in the annually held strategy meeting of the Supervisory Board.  The Audit Committee of the Supervisory Board is closely involved in compliance and risk management.