“We are making noticeable progress, despite the very challenging market environment” – Today our CFO Wolfgang Schaefer presented the business figures for the first quarter 2021. Overall, we achieved a good result. Read more:
After 150 years of shaping transformation, we're heading into a new era once again. In his speech at today's Annual Shareholders' Meeting, our CEO Nikolai Setzer takes stock of the tasks and opportunities ahead. Read more:
The Auto Shanghai takes place from 21st to 28th April 2021! Continental will be present at the show with its own booth and will be presenting important highlights under the slogan “Safe.Connected.Convenient.” Our technology experts are there to discuss how we can embrace change together. Have a look into the main topics that we are presenting:
Our passionate colleague Mirjam, a triathlete but also the leader of our R&D passenger tires activity in Asia Pacific, shares with us five key aspects that helped her to develop herself personally and professionally, since a graduate and until today. Mirjam has believed in her skills but also always looked for feedback or team support which helped her overcame many challenges. Read more in her recent blog article:
Did you know Continental was indirectly involved in quite exciting historical events? In 1909, the first person to cross the English Channel did so in an airplane covered with Continental airplane fabric. For more insights into the adventurous spirit of Continental throughout the last 150 years check out our latest #ContinentalMag article:
Now it's official! Since 2020, the electricity in all our production locations worldwide has been supplied from 100 % renewable energy sources. This switch has made a huge impact already: By buying about 4 million megawatt-hours of green energy, we reduced our direct and indirect CO₂ emissions by 70 percent! 3.2 million tonnes in 2019 decreased to only 0.99 tonnes in 2020. And with our sustainability goals ahead, we will continue the transformation towards a sustainable economy.
Who can better present our culture and expertise than our own employees? At Continental we are proud to have our story told through our colleagues’ eyes and voice and therefore we are continuously developing and supporting our Ambassador Program. More than 800 enthusiastic Continental Ambassadors worldwide are conveying outside of our organization what we as Continental stand for. Whether lecturing at schools or universities, speaking at conferences, or meet-ups, mentoring at hackathons or publishing on social media, our Continental Ambassadors give first-hand insights into our company and the valuable impact our work has on everyday life. We highly appreciate their effort and dedication! Let some of them tell you more about how they experience the Ambassador role:
"Continental sets itself apart from the others in today’s mobility market – and will continue to do so for the next 150 years as well." After three months as our new CEO, watch Nikolai Setzer's first public video statement. Follow the link to watch the recording of our annual press conference:
On International Women’s Day, we celebrated the women of Continental from around the world! In the selection and development processes at Continental we always follow the principle of “best fit”. However, we still need to enhance global awareness about a healthy gender balance and equality of chances. It is also still a journey for us, therefore we #ChooseToChallenge ourselves to reach this balance and to challenge the many talented females out there to be courageous, to go for leadership roles, to speak up and to question the established way of leadership. Supporting equal access for women to management positions by setting ambitious targets, having objective application procedure and offering flexibility help to ensure equal opportunities. Starting from 16.1% in 2020, we are targeting 25% women in executive and senior executive positions by the end of 2025. Be part of this journey and #ChooseToChallenge inequality and value diversity! And to all our female followers: Remember that every day is a good day for you to be celebrated! #IWD2021
Our colleague Noah made it to his dream job working as an autonomous driving engineer. The Technical Project Lead loves challenges of highly complicated projects, like autonomous vehicles, and is constantly searching for solutions. Currently he is working on our Continental Urban Mobility Experience (CUbE), an electric four-wheel autonomous vehicle used primarily for first- and last-mile transportation. It involves multi-disciplined projects, where electrical, safety, mechanical and computer engineers and many other professionals work together in order to move forward. Find out why Noah thinks autonomous driving might be the biggest challenge facing today’s generation of engineers and why it is something that can have a major impact on quality of life around the world.