IMDS & Product Chemical Compliance Conference

Jul 22, 2015

The 2015 IMDS conference will focus on legislative issues as well as IMDS topics to help you improve your company’s compliance efforts.

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Why do long-time industry professionals like Honda North America’s Scott Morris volunteer their time?

Jul 22, 2015

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 do it?

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SRZ/AIAG Conflict Minerals Webcast Now Available

Jul 20, 2015

A June 9th webinar co-sponsored by AIAG and Schulte Roth & Zabel (SRZ) is now available as a webcast. The webcast provides detailed information on effective compliance and an update on supply chain and smelter due diligence. Part of SRZ’s Advanced Conflict Minerals Rule Compliance Series, the webinar also covered the challenges and opportunities of conflict minerals reporting.

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GHG Emissions Event Soon to Be Webcast

Jun 18, 2015

The May 19th Quantify and Report GHG Emissions event — developed by the AIAG GHG work group — was offered on a complimentary basis to increase supplier awareness and knowledge related to the challenge of calculating and reporting GHG emissions. Speakers from OEMs as well as suppliers and service providers shared information about GHG requirements, automotive industry best practices, and resources.

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Conflict Minerals: What Are YOUR Challenges?

Jun 18, 2015

In July-August, 2014, a 29-question global survey titled Conflict Minerals: Help Us Understand Your Challenges was commissioned by AIAG’s Conflict Minerals Work Group (CMWG). The goal of the survey, which was sent to automotive suppliers, was to understand the challenges of conflict minerals reporting for sub-tier suppliers through Tier N. The survey was designed to increase industry-wide understanding of the issues and determine which issues are the most important and what help is needed.

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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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