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Hyundai Environmental Leader Urges Suppliers to Meet June 2018 Low-Volume Chemical Reporting Deadline

Posted by Carla Kalogeridis on Oct 18, 2017 11:48:00 AM

With a deadline fast approaching for registering low-volume chemical substances under the European Union REACH, Hyundai Motor Europe’s Timo Unger urged automotive suppliers to do what they could to meet the June 2018 deadline because without substance registration, the supplier cannot put the product on the European market.

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Higher Quality Disclosures Directly Linked to GRI Reporting Framework

Posted by AIAG on Oct 18, 2017 11:36:29 AM

Companies that follow GRI’s sustainability reporting framework provide higher quality disclosures than those that do not, according to a recent study by U.S.-based consulting firm, the Governance and Accountability Institute Inc. 

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FTAs Change Supply Chains, but What Happens When Agreements Are Undone?

Posted by Taneli Ruda on Oct 4, 2017 4:02:15 PM

NAFTA has made car manufacturing a complex, border-jumping industry. Both NAFTA and the auto industry may soon change — but how?

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The AIAG Traceability Work Group Needs Your Feedback

Posted by AIAG on Sep 27, 2017 2:36:09 PM

In response to the additional traceability requirements introduced in IATF 16949:2016, as well as the need for a single reference manual on the subject, the AIAG Traceability Work Group is drafting a document highlighting traceability best practices for the industry — and we need your help. These guidelines will support the entire supply chain in implementing improved traceability tools and systems that best fit their individual products and services.

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Why Do We Use IMDS and How Will it Impact You?

Posted by AIAG on Sep 20, 2017 4:20:28 PM

This year’s IMDS & Product Chemical Compliance Conference addresses those questions and many more, with a focus on the evolution of the International Material Data System (IMDS), and the specific reasons we use this global reporting tool. A member of the IMDS Steering Committee will be onsite to share further information on new enhancements for IMDS.

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AIAG’s Corporate Responsibility Survey Closes in Just a Few Weeks…We Want to Hear From YOU!

Posted by AIAG on Sep 20, 2017 4:15:07 PM

This survey is an opportunity to make your voice heard — to take part in an ongoing conversation on industry issues, and to impact the actions we take at AIAG and within the automotive community.

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Input Requested by October 9 on Revisions to Two GRI Standards

Posted by AIAG on Sep 20, 2017 2:00:51 PM

GRI 303: Water — used by organizations to report on impacts related to water, and GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety — used by organizations to report on impacts related to worker health and safety — are two of the GRI Standards currently being updated.

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Redefining Sustainable Business to Meet the Moment

Posted by Aron Cramer on Sep 20, 2017 1:19:17 PM

In 2017, the year of BSR’s 25th anniversary, I have been reflecting on the confluence of three crucial trends that are redefining business: clarity about the goals for sustainable business, widespread disruption in business, and political volatility. In this context, sustainability provides a North Star that can be essential in creating resilient, innovative, forward-looking businesses.

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Posted by AIAG on Sep 14, 2017 11:26:21 AM

Futurist Jack Shaw will deliver the closing keynote address at the 2017 AIAG Quality Summit, scheduled for September 19-20, 2017, at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan.

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AIAG Developing New Core Tools Forms Software Solution

Posted by AIAG on Sep 14, 2017 10:18:31 AM

As the result of a Voice of the Customer Survey focusing on Tier 2 and lower companies, AIAG learned of a strong international interest in replacing the previous Core Tools “spreadsheets on a CD” product with a cloud-based application. Often called the building blocks of automotive quality, suppliers voiced a critical need for support in successfully executing the Core Tools during their new product and process development projects. To address this need, AIAG is developing a new Core Tools Forms software solution.

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