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The Guiding Principles are based on fundamental principles of social, environmental and governance responsibility that are consistent with applicable laws and international standards, which may include the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, ILO Conventions, OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, as well as the Paris Agreement.

The Guiding Principles define common expectations of the signatories for their suppliers. To fulfil the Guiding Principles, automotive suppliers should implement a management system/s – defined as a combination of policies, processes, functions, tools and internal controls – that help an organization to control its operations, reach objectives and ensure continuous improvement. The recommendations concerning the practical application of the Guiding Principles are outlined in the Practical Guidance.

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Automotive Industry Guiding Principles

This reference document for suppliers aims to address the latest trends and industry expectations on supply chain sustainability.

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Automotive Sustainability Practical Guidance

This has also been updated to better reflect the current practicalities and legalities of meeting these industry expectations.

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Sustainability matters beyond individual companies and the forward-thinking Guiding Principles speak to the industry’s commitment, collaboration and continued necessity to speak with one voice across the automotive supply chain.

Business Unit Lead Mike Lapham | Honda Development & Manufacturing of America, LLC (HDMA)

Collaboration History

Global Working Conditions Guidance Statements

LAUNCHED
By: Ford, GM & Chrysler, AIAG

CTSA Data

Corporate Responsibility Guiding Statements

UPDATED
By: Ford, GM, Chrysler, Honda, Toyota AIAG

CTSA Data 2019

Automotive Industry Guiding Principles

LAUNCHED
Collaboration between AIAG and CSR Europe

The Future of the Automotive Supply Chain

Automotive Industry Guiding Principles + Practical Guidance

UPDATED
Collaboration between AIAG and Drive Sustainability

Corporate Responsibility in the Decade Ahead

Automotive Industry Guiding Principles + Practical Guidance

Began 2022 Update
Collaboration between AIAG and Drive Sustainability

Dana Case Study

Automotive Industry Guiding Principles + Practical Guidance

2022 LAUNCH
Collaboration between AIAG and Drive Sustainability

Dana Case Study

Free Online Assessment

This free online assessment includes terms and knowledge common to the automotive industry and is designed to help on-board employees who have been assigned to lead or champion their company's sustainability efforts.

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This free online course highlights fundamental principles of responsible working conditions and expectations of FCA, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Toyota and Daimler.

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In this webinar, learn the information various ESG firms are expecting companies to provide to demonstrate sustainable supply chain practices.


Converging developments create the need for companies to fully understand and strategically manage the disclosure of a new set of performance metrics.

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