Environmental Sustainability

Automotive manufacturers and suppliers are collaborating in efforts to improve the environmental performance of their organizations. Environmental sustainability is the ability to maintain rates of renewable resource harvest, pollution creation, and nonrenewable resource depletion that can be continued indefinitely. To achieve this, the automotive industry must band together. The challenge and the opportunity is to develop a framework that can be utilized throughout the automotive industry at any level within the supply chain.

AIAG is facilitating a common industry approach among members of the automotive industry to incorporate environmental sustainability throughout the supply chain – whether through the benchmarking of energy, water, and waste reduction, or taking a more comprehensive approach to addressing sustainability at an industry level. Current best practices include developing a framework that will benefit you and your company’s supply chain, and collaborating with other companies to create common metrics to save time and money.

Click here to access the Automotive Industry Guiding Principles to Enhance Sustainability Performance in the Supply Chain and the global Automotive Sustainability Practical Guidance documents.

Learn more about our environmental sustainability initiatives in three core areas:

Greenhouse Gas Reporting

Assists the supply chain with calculating and reporting GHG Emissions and to develop strategies to reduce carbon footprints.

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(EMS) Environmental Management Systems

Methodology for reducing environmental hazards, maintaining regulatory compliance and as a cost-saving vehicle.

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Water Security

Assists with benchmarking water activities within manufacturing facilities and develops resources to reduce water usage.

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Free Resources

AIAG/SP Recycled Content Definition

This document outlines a common industry definition and straightforward approach for measuring recycled content of automotive products, consistent with approaches in other standards.

AIAG/SP Measuring Renewable Content of Automotive Products

This document is designed to outline a common, industry-supported definition and straightforward approach for measuring renewable content of automotive products consistent with those approaches outlined in other standards.


AIAG/SP Evaluating the Carbon Intensity of Materials Used in Automotive Products

This document introduces the concept of carbon intensity and outlines a straightforward and consistent approach for evaluating carbon intensity information for materials used in automotive products.

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Environmental Sustainability Advisory Group

AIAG is facilitating a common industry approach among members of the automotive industry to incorporate Environmental Sustainability throughout the supply chain—whether through the benchmarking of energy, water and waste reduction or taking a more comprehensive approach to addressing sustainability at an industry level.

The Environmental Sustainability Advisory Group needs your help!

AIAG is looking to get your insight on important environmental sustainability issues. Please review the "Call To Action" document and let us know if you can participate in any of the workgroups looking to improve the industry.

The objective of this initiative is to:

  • Develop and guide auto industry definitions, targets, policies and metrics.
  • Provide appropriate tools and guidance that benefit our members as well as position their companies as good corporate citizens.

These companies are participating in this group:


Current Participants

  • American Mitsuba Corporation
  • Continental Corporation
  • Faurecia Interior Systems
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Motors Company
  • IAC Group North America
  • Ifu Hamburg GmbH - Member of IPoint Group
  • Magna International Inc.
  • Nexteer Automotive
  • PACCAR Inc
  • RSJ Technical Consulting
  • Tosoh SMD, Inc.

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

Looking to participate or inquire for more information about Environmental Sustainability? E‑mail us!