By participating in sustainability initiatives and being evaluated by rating agencies, Continental demonstrates that sustainability goals and topics are anchored in its corporate strategy.
We have responded annually to the CDP extensive questionnaire about our commitment to climate protection since 2009. The process is linked to a public ranking. In 2012, Continental moved up in the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI). In 2016, Continental was once again given an improved rating compared with the previous year. Our rating was upgraded from level C to level B. This upgrade is testament to our active management for climate protection, and makes us one of the best companies in the automotive sector.
ECPI Ethical Emu Equity Index
Since December 31, 2011, Continental has been listed in the ECPI Ethical Emu Equity Index. ECPI is an independent Italian rating agency that analyzes companies in the fields of the environment, society, and governance ("ESG research"). The ECPI Ethical Index is made up of the 150 largest companies within the European Economic and Monetary Union by market capitalization, which are eligible for investment according to the ECPI screening method.
Continental is a constituent of the FTSE4Good Developed Index and FTSE4Good Europe Index. Created by the global index provider FTSE Russell, the FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The FTSE4Good indices are used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds and other products.
Since May 2015 Continental has been rated as 'BB' by MSCI ESG Research. MSCI is one of the worldwide leading providers of analysis and ratings about the environmental, social and governance performance of companies.
Since June 2013 Continental has been rated as 'C+' 'Prime' by oekom research.oekom research AG has worked as a rating agency in the field of sustainable investment since 1993 and is now one of the leading sources of information about the social and ecological performance of companies, industries, and countries.
Sustainalytics is an independent provider of Responsible Investment Services, specializing in the analysis and evaluation of the sustainability achievements of companies and countries. Sustainalytics evaluates the sustainability of DAX companies in Germany every two years. Currently, Sustainalytics gives Continental a rating of 76 out of a possible points.
Sustainalytics provides research for the STOXX® Global Leaders indices, among others. Continental is listed both in STOXX® Global ESG Leaders and STOXX® Europe ESG Leaders.