International sustainability standard setter GRI and RobecoSAM, the investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing (SI), collaborated on a recently-released research publication, Defining What Matters: Do companies and investors agree on what is material? The publication, funded by the Alcoa Foundation, examines whether the information companies disclose in their sustainability reports correlates with what investors want to know.Read More
SmartWay is an EPA voluntary partnership that helps companies improve freight transportation efficiency throughout their supply chains. More than 3,000 shippers, logistics companies, truck, rail, barge, and multimodal carriers have registered with SmartWay since 2004.Read More
Moving the needle from theory to practice was at the heart of AIAG’s 2016 Corporate Responsibility Summit, held April 27-28, 2016, at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan. Speakers addressed a variety of CR topics, providing the latest information to help participants build a business case for sustainability.Read More
Most of the members of AIAG’s Greenhouse Gas Work Group manage supply chain water reporting and reduction in addition to their GHG responsibilities, so collaboration on an event to increase suppliers’ awareness of water management issues and to help support their efforts to use the CDP Water Supply Chain for water reporting was a logical first step.Read More
Material compliance regulations require companies to delve deep into their supply chains to ensure products are consumer and environmentally safe. Companies also need to ensure their products are socially responsible, avoiding child labor, “sweatshop” labor, and human rights atrocities. An action plan that includes a corroboration strategy between social and environmental responsibilities provides a key element in formulating sustainability solutions containing competitive advantages for products that align with a company's social compliance goals.
We’ve all heard it said: Volunteering for your industry is one of the most important and most needed acts a professional will ever do. But in today’s increasingly challenging global climate, finding time is harder than ever. So why do people make the extra effort required to do it?
On March 22 – 23, 2016, the G7-Alliance on Resource Efficiency hosted a workshop on the use of life cycle concepts in supply chain management to achieve global resource efficiency. AIAG was represented by 12 member companies: General Motors Company; Ford Motor Company; Fiat Chrysler Automobiles; BASF Corp.; DENSO International America Inc.; Toyota Motor Corporation; Robert Bosch; Honda North America, Inc.; Cummins Inc.; ArcelorMittal; Johnson Controls, Inc.; and U.S. EPA (which hosted the event).Read More
Demands for conflict minerals reporting on the global supply chain are increasing. In addition to existing U.S. legislation and customer requirements, legislation in Europe and China is pending.Read More
Four years ago, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) set out to identify the sustainability disclosure topics and metrics that are material, decision-useful, and cost-effective for companies. In early April 2016, the SASB completed provisional sustainability accounting standards for 79 industries in 10 sectors by issuing provisional standards for Infrastructure.Read More
Wondering where to start on your company’s road to standards compliance success?
Let’s say you’re a newer supplier to the auto industry and you’re eager to make sure your company and employees meet and exceed supply chain quality standards.
Or you’re an experienced supplier but realize that your team members could be a little stronger when it comes to knowledge of corporate responsibility compliance standards in such areas as environmental compliance, conflict minerals reporting, or supply chain sustainability.Read More