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Continental awarded top sustainability grade by CDP for fourth year running

For 2021, Continental was awarded the highest grade by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) for the fourth time in a row as a global leader in the implementation of measures and strategies to reduce emissions in the supply chain – ‘Supplier Engagement Rating’.

This makes Continental one of the eight per cent of companies that have been awarded 2021 leadership status by the international non-profit organisation CDP for supplier commitment to climate change.

In all, more than 13,000 companies and organisations worldwide were considered. The assessment is based on data provided by the respective companies on corporate governance and Scope 3 emissions as well as on supply chain management as a whole.

CDP says it pays particular attention to strategies and measures that help to make environmental risks and emissions measurable along value chains in order to minimise them.

Continental states its “holistic approach” of working closely with its suppliers to achieve comprehensive improvements by involving as many stages of the supply chain as possible was recognised.

“We look at the entire value chain of our products, from material sourcing to recycling. This is the only way we can achieve truly sustainable supply chains that conserve resources and support important climate protection goals at the same time,” said Claus Petschick, head of sustainability at Continental Tires.

He added: “Continental’s goal is to achieve fully sustainable supply chains by 2050 at the latest. We’re involved in many projects and initiatives to integrate suppliers into our supply chains.

“Innovative technologies and digitalisation are the primary tools we use to make environmental risks transparent and to reduce these risks within our complex supply chain.”