Register for IMDS & Product Chemical Compliance Conference

Jun 18, 2015

Registration is OPEN for the 2015 IMDS & Product Chemical Compliance Conference, set to take place over 1-½ days at Suburban Collection Showplace. Tuesday, October 13 will focus on legislation issues and includes an evening reception. Wednesday, October 14 will concentrate on IMDS topics including IMDS 10.0, which has extensive changes designed to improve data quality and accelerate IMDS revisions.

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Conflict Minerals Reporting Template 4.01 Released

Jun 18, 2015

The Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) 4.01 is available now, with a few revisions in the checker tab expected by mid-June. Developed by the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI), the CMR is a free, standardized reporting template that facilitates the transfer of information through the supply chain regarding mineral country of origin, as well as smelters and refiners being utilized.

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Aug. 4: Conflict Minerals Industry Briefing IV

Jun 18, 2015

Join us at the fourth Conflict Minerals Industry Briefing for a summary of the 2014 Conflict Minerals Reporting Year and changes affecting your company in the year ahead. You will hear best practices and reporting tools from industry leaders on data collection and analysis, as well as smelter engagement. 

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Are You Ready to Meet Supply Chain Sustainability Requirements?

Jun 18, 2015

Globalization of the automotive industry has led to the development of increasingly complex supply chains.  Decisions made by one company may affect worker safety, environmental compliance and the financial performance of their suppliers and/or customers several levels removed from them in the supply chain and in different parts of the world.

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A Step Forward on Human Rights Reporting

Jun 18, 2015

The UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework, launched on in February 2015, provides new guidance for how companies can report on progress implementing their responsibility to respect human rights. This responsibility is set out in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, which constitute the global standard in this field.

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Why Join AIAG?

Jun 10, 2015
It’s time to think ahead. Putting out fires every day is noble work — if you’re a firefighter. But if you’re an automotive professional trying to secure the future of your business, you’ve got to look beyond what’s demanding your attention today and plan for what’s coming up ahead.
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Key Term Tuesday: Conflict Minerals Reporting

May 05, 2015

It’s another Key Term Tuesday! This time we’re focusing on terms related to Conflict Minerals.

3TG: tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold.

CFS: Conflict-Free Smelter, a smelter that has been verified by an independent third-party auditor as “conflict-free.” For more info, check out the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiatives website.

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Conflict Minerals Reporting Resources and Tools

Apr 30, 2015

May 31, 2015 is just around the corner, and you can feel the pressure to complete your Conflict Minerals reporting is heavier than ever. Don’t sweat, because AIAG has the tools you need to deliver a clean report.

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6 Tips for Conflict Minerals Reporting Due Diligence

Apr 28, 2015

The due diligence process is often overlooked as a key piece to the reporting puzzle. Here are some quick tips for conducting due diligence before completing your Conflict Minerals Reporting Templates (CMRT).

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What is a Conflict-Free Smelter?

Apr 22, 2015

The Conflict-free smelter program (CFS) is a program aimed to help companies identify conflict minerals in their supply chains and ensure that they are being responsibly sourced. This program was developed by the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) in order to audit automotive companies and their suppliers. To ensure that the automotive industry is not sourcing from irresponsible suppliers, reporting the location of where automotive suppliers are buying minerals has become a requirement.

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