Following an extended period of data gathering including industry surveys, interviews, research, and analysis, the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) has launched its new corporate responsibility report.
The report, titled “Corporate Responsibility in a Transitioning Industry: An Automotive Supply Chain Perspective,” explores current and emerging trends in corporate responsibility and sustainability (CR/S).
The report covers trends impacting corporate responsibility in the supply chain, which include: the rising risk and complexity in the supply chain, mounting demand for CR/S data, rising concerns about CR/S issues, more knowledgeable and demanding customers, and the growing importance of CR/S to a changing workforce. The report then goes on to explore takeaways and calls to action.
Tanya Bolden, director of corporate responsibility products and services at AIAG said each portion of the report focuses on a different aspect of the future of corporate responsibility and sustainability.
“Charts, quotes, and graphics illustrate significant trends and key points, while the text itself provides more in-depth analysis and greater context surrounding our data,” Bolden said.
This data that informs the report has been gathered from a variety of sources, including AIAG members, thought leaders, and other automotive industry stakeholders, with the majority of feedback coming from an extensive industry survey.
“Of the 900 automotive CR/S professionals we heard from during our survey period, the majority were middle managers, which is notable largely because research into these issues tends to reflect C-suite perspectives more exclusively,” Bolden said.
“In our case, however, we share a diversity of views – including the voices of individuals working hands-on in the CR/S space every day.”
“After reviewing the report and completing the assessments, we hope our readers will take the next step in educating their colleagues and leadership on these emerging trends,” Bolden said.
“We also want to encourage those individuals to bring their questions, challenges and successes to AIAG so we can plan and prepare for the future together.”
Click here to learn more about the report.