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Continental is designing a healthy ecosystem for climate-friendly, economic and social mobility

Continental is ready for the future: Innovations such as fully integrated axle drive are the basis of a healthy mobility ecosystem

At this year’s IAA press conference, Continental CEO Dr. Elmar Degenhart presented solutions regarding the most urgent challenges facing the automotive industry. Degenhart is optimistic that the automotive industry can achieve CO2-neutrality across the entire supply chain by 2050. Specifically, the company has set the goal for itself to be CO2-neutral in all of its production processes by 2040. As a first step, Continental aims to procure its electricity exclusively from renewable sources at all of its worldwide production sites by the end of 2020.

For Continental, a CO2-neutral production constitutes part of the requisite healthy mobility ecosystem. The technology company will present numerous pioneering innovations at the IAA under the slogan of “Mobility is the Heartbeat of Life.” The innovations provide for the reduction of emissions, enhanced safety and greater connectivity and digitalization for more comfort and convenience as well as fewer accidents. In view of the weakening economic situation and the investments that are required for the mobility of the future and digitalization, Degenhart called on the German government to support the economy by reducing tax and duties for companies and consumers.

Continental showcases key elements of the healthy mobility ecosystem of the future at the IAA 2019.

Continental is the architect for the healthy ecosystem of mobility
With its IAA slogan “Mobility is the Heartbeat of Life,” Continental is building on one conviction: There is no quality of life without mobility. Continental understands itself as an architect in this regard: “We are designing the healthy ecosystem of mobility. Healthy mobility is the opposite of doing without mobility. Healthy mobility is optimism in our future. It is clean, safe and connected. Our solutions help people and society to achieve a higher quality of life, faster progress, greater environmental protection, and more personal opportunities for the future. Our heart beats for this,” said Degenhart at the IAA, while explaining Continental’s mission for a positive transformation of mobility. He expressed that, for Continental only a healthy mobility ecosystem can sustainably meet any future mobility needs, enable long-term and profitable growth for companies, create attractive jobs and contribute to prosperity.

Continental presents its new environmental strategy: CO2-neutral in production by 2040

“Future mobility will be climate-friendly, as well as economically and socially viable,” said Degenhart at the IAA, while he outlined the future mobility ecosystem. “Our aim in this is to have technologies that are both eco-efficient and socially acceptable. In this way, we protect not only the ecological climate, but the economic and social climates as well. To achieve this, we have to take all of these things into account right from the production stage.”

In Frankfurt, Degenhart presented various components of Continental’s new environmental strategy. The technology company will be further optimizing its production processes with regard to CO2 emissions achieving complete CO2-neutrality by 2040.

“We want to become even more energy-efficient,” Degenhart explained. “In terms of sales, we will reduce our energy expenditures by a fifth over the next ten years.” In addition, Continental is fully committed to renewable energy. By the end of 2020, the company aims to procure 100 percent of the electricity it uses at its worldwide production sites from renewable sources. Other elements of Continental’s environmental strategy relate to resource efficiency, waste reduction, and the sustainable use of water in regions where access to clean water is extremely difficult.

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SOURCE: Continental

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