We integrate sustainability criteria in all stages of the innovation process. In the Autoneum technology road-mapping program, we screen emerging technologies based on a Balanced Scorecard with four evaluation dimensions, one of which is sustainability. As the innovation process unfolds, a second, more detailed evaluation is conducted, assessing all four phases of the product life cycle: raw material composition, production, service life and the method of disposal at the end of product life. Autoneum’s target is to pursue only future innovations with a low environmental impact. On one hand, this enables us to support our customers both in fulfilling tightening environmental regulations and responding to a growing consumer demand for environmentally friendly cars. On the other hand, this target is also in line with our Corporate Responsibility commitment to protect the natural environment and reduce our environmental footprint.