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Organization and Management

Our corporate guidelines, Code of Conduct, CSR Principles and Corporate Governance Principles are the foundation of our sustainability management.

In line with the law and the Articles of Incorporation, the company's executive bodies are the Executive Board, the Supervisory Board, and the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting. As a German stock corporation, Continental AG has a dual management system characterized by a strict personnel division between the Executive Board as the management body and the Supervisory Board as the monitoring body.

A Corporate Sustainability Council was established to manage sustainability and corporate responsibility. It comprises two members of the Executive Board and representatives from the areas of environment, HR, legal and compliance, corporate safety and health, investor relations, accounting, corporate auditing, corporate accounting and corporate communications. The Executive Board member for HR is the chairperson. The Sustainability Council convenes four times a year as well as on relevant occasions. The Environment department is under the direct control of the chairman of the Executive Board.

Questions of sustainability are also the subject of regular reports from the Executive Board to the Supervisory Board concerning ongoing business development, and at the strategy meeting, which takes place once a year. The Audit Committee of the Supervisory Board is closely linked to Compliance and Risk Management.

The most important documents at corporation level are:

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)