For Continental, sustainable business practices mean having a positive impact on society.
For Continental, sustainable business practices mean having a positive impact on society. We thus want to secure our long-term success in the interest of all stakeholders and make important contributions to the future viability of our industries. Especially in the current dynamic transformation of the automotive industry, it is vital to systematically weigh up the various perspectives on our value creation. Dialogue with investors, customers, politicians and other stakeholders – for example, on clean and safe mobility, connected vehicles or automated driving – is a central element of this approach.
At Continental, sustainability is a strategic task for corporate development and therefore a task for the Executive Board. Dr. Ariane Reinhart is the head of Human Relations and Sustainability. She is therefore also responsible for the Sustainability department, which was newly created in the reporting year and coordinates the sustainability strategy, its development and an interdepartmental Sustainability Committee. All relevant business units and central functions are represented on the Sustainability Committee alongside Dr. Reinhart and another Executive Board member.
Continental is committed to the United Nations Global Compact and is a member of the sustainability associations econsense, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and other initiatives.