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Year in Review and What’s Ahead for AIAG’s Corporate Responsibility Team

Posted by Tanya Bolden on Dec 19, 2016 1:49:31 PM

This year we continued to build on our foundation to be a leading industry resource and convener of topics addressing sustainability – both social and environmental—that are impacting the automotive industry.

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Survey Reveals Where Industry Concerns Lie in Current and Future Risk

Posted by Carla Kalogeridis on Nov 27, 2016 1:00:00 PM

To continue a lively discussion on automotive corporate responsibility and risk management, OEM panelists at this year’s AIAG Corporate Responsibility Summit called for conference participants to respond to a follow-up Corporate Responsibility OEM Risk Survey, with results to be shared with the AIAG membership.

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Available December 1: Guide for Conflict Minerals Reporting to the Automotive Industry CM-3v4.2

Posted by AIAG on Nov 23, 2016 11:35:31 AM


Members of the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) Conflict Minerals Work Group (CMWG) developed this guide to unify the expected quality of supplier responses to the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) released by the Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI).

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A Look Back at 2016

Posted by AIAG on Nov 16, 2016 11:18:11 AM

AIAG’s CR advisory committees and working groups are composed of members and subject matter experts who remain committed to building a corporate responsibility portfolio that addresses the sustainability issues — both social and environmental — that are impacting the automotive industry, and they have been exceptionally busy in 2016. Here is a look back at some of this year’s accomplishments.

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The Future of Reporting is Triangular

Posted by Dunstan Allison-Hope on Nov 16, 2016 11:08:28 AM

A large number of organizations are in the business of influencing the future of sustainability reporting. We recently ran a blog series based on interviews with three of them—the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB).

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What's Next for IMDS?

Posted by Chuck LePard and Marelle Fogel, Hewlett Packard Enterprise on Oct 19, 2016 2:04:56 PM

In the September 2016 AIAG eNewsletter, we looked at the evolution of IMDS up to now. This month, we focus on IMDS Release 11.0, scheduled for production release in November 2016, which includes Chemistry Manager.

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NGOs Shifting Focus to Electric Cars in Cobalt Disclosure Debate

Posted by Chris Kraus on Oct 19, 2016 12:32:35 PM

Fresh from a lengthy investigative article by the Washington Post and increased international attention to cobalt, Amnesty International announced it is calling on electric car manufacturers to be more transparent about this key ingredient in their vehicles and its possible connections to modern-day slavery and child labor.

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A First Look at How Companies Are Responding to the SDGs

Posted by Sara Enright and Nessa Whelan on Oct 19, 2016 10:15:01 AM

With less than a year since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs or Global Goals), companies have already begun to take bold steps forward on this shared global agenda. In April 2016, BSR partnered with the UN Global Compact to gain a greater understanding of how companies participating in the Global Compact LEAD initiative are aligning with the SDGs, with a particular focus on core business initiatives.

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Ready for the New GRI Standards?

Posted by AIAG on Oct 18, 2016 4:03:55 PM

The future of reporting is almost here! Mark the date in your calendar: GRI Standards will officially launch on October 19, 2016. This follows the approval of the draft GRI Standards by the Global Sustainability Standards Board in late August, and the recent confirmation by the Due Process Oversight Committee (DPOC) that due process for developing the GRI Standards was followed. 

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IMDS Conference Will Provide the Latest Information on Regulations Facing the Automotive Supply Chain

Posted by AIAG on Sep 21, 2016 11:15:08 AM

One of AIAG’s most popular annual conferences returns to Suburban Collection Showplace on October 11-12, 2016.  This is an important opportunity for companies at all levels in the supply chain to stay ahead of their supply chain risk by keeping their knowledge about rapidly evolving regulations on chemicals and other substances of concern up to date.

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