Active Projects

AIAG’s unique position as a convener of automakers and suppliers provides us the ability to bring our members together to develop common solutions for industry challenges, both national and international.

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Corporate Responsibility Steering Committee

AIAG’s corporate responsibility initiatives are guided by a CR Steering Committee, which is facilitated by AIAG and comprised of senior staff volunteers from our member companies, representing OEMs and suppliers. The Committee, along with its advisory and workgroups of members and subject matter experts address industry issues in three core issue areas: Social, Economic and Environmental Sustainability.

Responsible Materials Work Group & Subgroups

This workgroup (formerly known as the Conflict Minerals Workgroup) has recently expanded its scope to assist with raw materials sourcing beyond conflict minerals to comply with regulatory influences (US, EU, China, and others) plus non-legislated materials (e.g., cobalt, mica). This workgroup of OEMs, suppliers, service providers and professional firms actively engage industry and global stakeholders to fulfill the mission of the workgroup. Its subgroups focus on (4) aspects:

  1. Global Reporting and Minerals Sensing
  2. Smelter Engagement
  3. Industry Best Practice
  4. Information Sharing

Chemical Management & Reporting Advisory Group

Provides information and resources to keep the industry abreast of existing and emerging global regulations and provide an assessment of their impact. This group also delivers input into IMDS and has a direct connection to the IMDS Steering Committee.

International Material Data System (IMDS): Recommendation & Documentation Subgroup

A diverse group of subject matter experts who discusses IMDS related issues and/or enhancements to better improve efficiency of the IMDS system.

IMDS Conference Planning

This group of OEMs, suppliers and service providers provide industry insight to shape the content shared at the IMDS (International Material Data System) Conference.

Globally Harmonized System Subgroup

This workgroup provides assistance and monitors updates specifically on global regulations such as GLAPS, GADSL, RoHS and REACH.

Supplier Alliance

This committee works globally with JAPIA, CLEPA to provide feedback to the IMDS SC on specific issues that impact suppliers.

Environmental Sustainability Advisory Group

OEMs and suppliers collaboratively facilitate common industry approaches to incorporate environmental sustainability throughout the supply chain— through the benchmarking of energy, water, and waste reduction or taking a more comprehensive approach to addressing sustainability at an industry level.

Water Subgroup

This group consists of OEMs and suppliers that benchmark water activities within manufacturing facilities. The group also develops resources to reduce water usage to preserve our environment and protect against rising costs.

Greenhouse Gas Reporting Work Group

OEMs and suppliers in this group assists the supply chain with calculating and reporting GHG Emissions and develop strategies to reduce carbon footprints.

Waste Management

This workgroup will work with the supply chain to assist with minimization of waste and increase recycling.

Optimum Shipping & Receiving Group

This group of OEMs and suppliers are updating the current AIAG Optium Shipping and Receiving Systems Handbook; to reflect the new OSHA 29 CFR (Code of Federal Regulation) 1910.28-30 guidelines on Walking-Working Surfaces & Fall Protection. Updated pedestrian safety training at the docks and in trailer storage yards will be considered.

Project Ideas Under Review

Ad Hoc Health & Safety Advisory Group

Comprised of OEMs and suppliers that collaborate together to developed resources to reduce and eliminate fatalities and life-altering injuries on worksites. This group also collaborates to improve current safety management systems.