AIAG’s Tanya Bolden Presents at 2015 Southern Automotive Conference

Oct 21, 2015

The southeast United States, already known for its world-class automotive production and sound business environment, continues to boast the fastest growing automotive industry in North America as global sales increase and OEMs and major suppliers continue to invest.

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New Resource for GHS Compliance Released

Oct 14, 2015

AIAG’s Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Work Group has joined forces with the internship program at Purdue-Calumet University to create an easy-to-use reference document for chemical manufacturers, mixture companies/blenders, and distributers who must comply with the update requirements of OSHA HCS 2012.

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Corporate Renewables Movement Needs to Include Transportation

Oct 14, 2015

Over the past few years, companies have made tremendous progress on renewable energy. More than 40 large corporations have committed to sourcing 100 percent of their energy from renewables, and at least eight have organized utility-scale purchase agreements for electric power larger than 100 megawatts.

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Regulatory Obligations Impact Supplier Relationships: Commonalities and Strategies

Oct 14, 2015

Companies’ supply chains are increasingly affected by new laws in the U.S. and Europe that address not only materials, but also due diligence policies and practices. Many also require a manufacturer to impose requirements on its suppliers. They impact your relationship with your supplier network, and require both supplier engagement and verification.

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Top Global Supply Chain Sustainability Trends

Oct 14, 2015

Over a two week period in July 2015, Ethical Corporation conducted a survey of its global community to identify key issues and opportunities around sustainability and supply chains. “Top Supply Chain Sustainability Trends for 2015” outlines the responses from 415 CSR and supply chain professionals primarily based in Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific.

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Petitions Filed to Overturn Decision in Conflict Minerals Rule Litigation

Oct 14, 2015

On October 2, 2015, as widely expected, the SEC and Amnesty International filed petitions seeking an en banc rehearing of the August 18, 2015, panel decision in the ongoing Conflict Minerals Rule litigation. In its August decision, a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit reaffirmed its April 2014 majority decision that the requirement under the Conflict Minerals Rule to describe products as having “not been found to be DRC conflict free” is compelled speech that violates the First Amendment.1

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Last Chance! IMDS & Product Chemical Compliance Conference

Sep 17, 2015

This conference has been growing every year as automakers and suppliers are faced with expanding regulatory requirements. This is your opportunity to learn about key trends as well as best practices that will help your company comply.

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Conflict Minerals Reporting Approach – Consider the IMDS Supplier Perspective

Sep 17, 2015

You and your suppliers understand the challenges related to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which requires compliance reporting by every SEC-reporting company with products that contain conflict minerals (tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold). It’s no surprise that — given the complexity of the rule and the extent of the effort required to comply — many companies struggle with reaching a determination as to their DRC conflict minerals status. Common reasons include:

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AIAG’s Tanya Bolden Joins Corporate Responsibility Association’s Advisory Board

Sep 17, 2015

Tanya Bolden, AIAG’s director, corporate responsibility products and services, has accepted her nomination to the Corporate Responsibility Association’s advisory board. The CRA advisory board acts as the advising body of the association and dedicates itself to improving the services, programs, communication, and benefits available to its members. Bolden joins a group of 14 other CR leaders on the advisory board and will be the board’s second representative from the automotive industry.

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Build a Resilient Supply Chain by Addressing Environmental Risk

Sep 17, 2015

Water scarcity and extreme weather conditions are among the biggest environmental risks that companies are faced with today. These risks have the potential to cause major sourcing disruptions to the supply chain and create an unsafe working environment for employees. To help mitigate these threats, companies should strive to build resilient supply chains through proper environmental risk management and planning. In particular, companies looking to gain a competitive advantage and safeguard against environmental risks should consider two key areas of focus: commodity sourcing and health and safety issues.

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