New Guidance for Measuring Renewable Content of Automotive Products Now Available

by Greg Creason | Feb 16, 2022

AIAG and the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) have announced the publication of a new guidance document: Measuring Renewable Content of Automotive Products.

The guidance document was produced through a collaborative process by SP’s Materials Efficiency Work Group, whose members include automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) such as Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Honda Development & Manufacturing of America, LLC (HDMA), Stellantis, Toyota Motor North America, and their suppliers, in collaboration with AIAG.

The document is designed to outline a common, industry-supported definition and straightforward approach for measuring renewable content of automotive products consistent with those approaches outlined in other standards. It follows a companion guidance document on measuring recycled content that was released by AIAG and SP in December 2021.

AIAG and SP recommend that automotive companies reference the definitions and process outlined in this guidance and that this document be distributed widely across the automotive supply chain as best practice guidance when determining the renewable content of an automotive product. 

The new guidance document is available to download at no cost here.

About AIAG

The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) is a unique not-for-profit organization where OEMs, suppliers, service providers, government entities, and individuals in academia have worked together for more than 39 years to drive down costs and complexity from the automotive supply chain. With more than 4,000 member companies, AIAG provides a legal, non-competitive forum for collaboration on innovative solutions to common industry issues.

About SP

The Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) is an association of automakers and their suppliers working in collaboration with the US EPA and other governmental entities toward a shared vision of an automotive industry with positive environmental impact.