Guiding Principles

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Industry Expectations for Sustainability Performance

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.

Both resources are now offered in English, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Turkish, Hungarian, and Japanese.

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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.


Automotive Sustainability Practical Guidance

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

Fill out the form below to download these resources in English, or visit the AIAG Store now for additional language options!

Available Languages

These language are now available at the AIAG Store:

  • Chinese
  • Turkish
  • Spanish
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Japanese
  • Italian
  • Hungarian
  • German
  • French

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)

Program Management: Corporate Responsibility Team - (248) 358-3570