CMRT 5.11 Available for Download

May 16, 2018

CMRT 5.11 is available for download here.

In addition, a downloadable version of the most up-to-date Smelter Reference List is available here, and you can see the revision history here. You can also access the completion guide in English, Chinese, German, and Japanese here.

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CAATSA Title III Section 321(b) FAQs

Apr 27, 2018

The “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act” (CAATSA), signed into law August 2017, imposes new sanctions on Iran, Russia, and North Korea. CAATSA reiterates the need for comprehensive due diligence by and on behalf of U.S. companies involved in importing goods. Careful consideration of, and reasonable care with respect to, the different risks presented in your supply chain should always be taken into account when importing into the United States.

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International Material Data System (IMDS) Training Now Available!

Apr 12, 2018

No department is more aware of customer requirements than the quality department. This is why quite often the quality department is tasked with International Material Data System (IMDS) reporting. For every manufactured part, a Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) must be completed. PPAP can only be completed if there has been an accepted IMDS report. 

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AIAG Offers Free Industry-Sponsored Memberships for Qualifying Automotive and Diversity Suppliers

Mar 21, 2018

Did you know that AIAG offers free sponsored memberships to qualifying automotive and diversity suppliers that fall under $20 million in total annual sales?

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SmartWay for Autos: What to Expect - FAQ

Mar 21, 2018

There are many ways to ship automobiles and automotive parts. This is the smartest way, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Updated Guiding Principles and New Practical Guidance Available for Download

Jan 18, 2018

The updated Guiding Principles includes new and expanded content to provide more timely and relevant guidance to suppliers on the latest industry expectations. This amended document is also accompanied by a new supplementary resource, which provides examples of actions organizations can take to engage in best practices with regards to business ethics, human rights, working conditions, and environmental leadership. 

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EICC, CFSI, CFSP Rebrand to Better Reflect Expanded Reach and Influence

Nov 15, 2017

Three organizations have rebranded to better represent their growing organizations across multiple supply chains and help them guide companies on their corporate social responsibility paths. EICC becomes the Responsible Business Alliance and CFSI becomes the Responsible Minerals Initiative. The rebranding also extends to the Conflict Free Smelter Program (CFSP).

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

Sep 20, 2017

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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Developing an Anti-Human Trafficking Compliance Program

Aug 24, 2017

As the reality of human trafficking and modern slavery continues to make headlines around the world, automotive manufacturers and their supply chains are operating with heightened awareness. At AIAG’s 2017 Corporate Responsibility Summit, Michael R. Littenberg, partner in the securities and public companies practice group at Ropes & Gray, provided attendees with an overview of the challenges as well as updates on how governments and corporations are doing their part to combat the problem.

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Why We Do What We Do: Ashley Frye, TAMA

Apr 20, 2017

As an extension of our long-running popular series of “Why We Do What We Do” articles, this month we tracked down TAMA Executive Director Ashley Frye to get a perspective from outside Michigan — and even the Midwest. We’re still in the automotive industry, however, as Frye has more than 34 years of history in automobile manufacturing.

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