CR Guiding Principles

Corporate Responsibility

The Global Risks Report 2016

To be successful today, the automotive industry and its supply chain partners must contend with heightened expectations from a range of stakeholders on complex corporate responsibility (CR) issues:

  • Many governmental regulations affect the use and management of chemicals in the production process both in the United States and abroad.
  • Legislation requires companies to disclose annually the use of “conflict minerals,” from mines under the control of violent forces in Central Africa, in any automotive part or system.
  • A growing number of regions, countries, and non-governmental organizations throughout the world require companies to report greenhouse gas emissions, which factor into financial firms’ assessments, stockholder decisions and customer perceptions.
  • The increased globalization of automotive production makes understanding and managing the impact of working conditions on business a greater challenge than ever.

By being both proactive and collaborative, AIAG brings our members together to develop innovative solutions to these and other common CR challenges, both national and international.

AIAG understands the range of CR issues and laws affecting the automotive and related industries, and we stay on top of changing conditions and expectations. Using this intelligence and our unique position at the nexus of multiple industries and companies, we develop the active insights, trainings and tools our members need to operate responsibly—and profitably.

Our corporate responsibility work is guided by a CR Steering Committee, which is facilitated by AIAG and comprised of senior staff volunteers from our member companies, including FCA, Delphi, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Toyota, ZF TRW and many others. The Committee, along with its Advisory and Working Groups of members and subject matter experts address industry issues in three core issue areas:

To learn more about our approach to corporate responsibility, download: 

Corporate Responsibility Overview