Technology company Continental is dedicated to creating a healthy and safe workplace for all. In recognition of its efforts, the India entity has been declared the winner of the ‘Golden Peacock Occupational Health & Safety Award’ for 2020, a benchmark of Corporate Excellence worldwide for the past 29 years. The award recognizes companies across industries that demonstrate leadership in setting high standards of safety.

Promoting occupational health and safety is a corporate responsibility and critical to sustainable growth of the organization. Continental’s overall sustainability focus covers green and safe factories and good working conditions, along with climate protection, corporate governance and so on. 

“At Continental, workplace safety is seen as a priority and therefore is a key component of our corporate strategy. This takes safety beyond a regulatory requirement or mere compliance. We actively encourage employee participation in enabling a safe work culture at our different plants,” said Prashanth Doreswamy, Country Head Continental India and Managing Director, Continental Automotive Components (India) Pvt Ltd.

In reaching its workplace safety objectives, Continental regularly and systematically analyzes global and internal health and safety risks to develop sustainable programs for industrial safety, health management, ergonomics, hazardous substances management, and general safety. The company’s safety governance framework ensures tools, knowledge, and structures to maximize safety performance and track continuous improvement. Comprehending the level of influence that leadership has on the tone and safety culture of an organization, right from the board level, leadership is involved in key occupational safety topics. Ensuring representation of all categories of employees within the various safety committees and ERT, several initiatives exist to encourage active employee participation in enabling a safe work culture. 

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