The total Scope 1 CO2 emissions of the included locations amounted to 793,895 metric tons in 2016 (2015: 715,000 t). This corresponds to an absolute increase of 10%, partly due to the increase in production volume, the corresponding start-up effects of producing new products and virtual increases caused by the adaptation of local/regional emission coefficients. At 19.7 metric tons of Scope 1 CO2 emissions per € million of adjusted sales in 2016, this yields a higher specific figure compared to the previous year (2015: 18.9 t). This corresponds to an increase in the specific value of 4.2% and is primarily caused by the fact that environmental data from a major acquisition was included for the first time, although its sales were already included in 2015 in association with the consolidation.
The data we have recorded relates to all manufacturing facilities relevant to the environment over which Continental AG has operational control (210 corporate locations in 2016).
The cited key figures were reviewed by the auditing firm KPMG and verified with an ISAE 3000 certificate.
* Before changes in the scope of consolidation