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CDP Hon­ors Continental for Per­for­mance on Cli­mate Change

Continental receives an “A” rating from CDP

02/23/2021
CDP Honors Continental

In 2020, Continental again received an “A” rating from CDP for actions and strategies to reduce emissions in the supply chain. Continental is among the seven percent of companies that have been recognized as “Supplier Engagement Leader”. More than 9,600 companies and organizations were evaluated.

Every year, the international non-profit organization CDP assesses the climate data of companies on behalf of investors and scores them on a scale from A to D-.

Continental has been participating in the CDP’s annual reporting and disclosure of climate-related data for more than 10 years. This leads to a public rating. In addition to the “A” rating in the supply chain area, the company achieved a “B” rating for its efforts in the field of climate change mitigation. In the category of sustainable water management, Continental’s actions and data also scored a “B.”

Since the end of 2020, Continental has been using electricity from renewable energies at all production sites. By 2040, the company plans for its production to be CO2 neutral. By the end of 2050, the value chain should also be CO2 neutral

Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation. In 2019, Continental generated sales of €44.5 billion and currently employs more than 233,000 people in 59 countries and markets.

The Tires business area has 24 production and development locations worldwide. Continental is one of the leading tire manufacturers with more than 56,000 employees and posted sales of €11.7 billion in 2019 in this business area. Continental ranks among the technology leaders in tire production and offers a broad product range for passenger cars, commercial and special-purpose vehicles as well as two-wheelers. Through continuous investment in research and development, Continental makes a major contribution to safe, cost-effective and ecologically efficient mobility. The portfolio of the Tires business area includes services for the tire trade and fleet applications, as well as digital management systems for tires.