Forced Labor/Human Rights

As the automotive industry continues to evolve and expand – and our global supply chain grows increasingly complex and multifaceted – it has become more critical than ever for companies to establish comprehensive human rights due diligence. Since our industry sources materials and labor from countries suspected or known to have documented human rights and forced labor abuses, automotive companies today face a significant risk of unknowingly contributing to or being suspected of violations.

These concerns have led to a growing, global demand to uncover all human rights abuses within the supply chain, from consumers, investors, and regulators seeking greater transparency and systems to mitigate risk. Recent and emerging legislation in this area has also increased – both in the U.S. at the state and federal level, and in EU countries – further emphasizing the global necessity of identifying and addressing these risks and abuses.

At AIAG, our team is working in conjunction with volunteers, industry partners, and governmental agencies to support companies throughout the supply chain seeking more information. Our Forced Labor/Human Rights Ad Hoc Group in particular, comprised of experts in both customs trade compliance and sustainability, is focused on raising awareness of these issues and providing related education.

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.

To find out more, please contact us at – and be sure to review our growing repository of resources below.

These companies are participating in this work group:


Current Participants

  • Adient USA LLC
  • AGC Automotive Americas Co.
  • American Axle & Manufacturing
  • American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
  • Cardington Yutaka Technologies, Inc
  • Cooper Standard Automotive
  • Cummins Inc.
  • DNV Business Assurance Avaliações e Certificações Brasil LTDA
  • DNV Business Assurance USA Inc.
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Motors
  • Honda Development & Manufacturing of America, LLC
  • Honda of America Mfg., Inc.
  • Illinois Tool Works Inc.
  • Lear
  • Magna International Inc
  • Nissan Group of North America
  • North America: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  • Pirelli Tire LLC
  • Tosoh IMD, SC
  • ZF North America. Inc.

Free Help Resources

A list of resources regarding Xinjiang and international standards can be found on the FLETF's Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act page. Some existing resources provided by the FLETF agencies include.

Register To Watch Webinars

This webinar recording offers an overview of recent and upcoming legislative, regulatory, enforcement, and stakeholder developments facing businesses in the U.S., Canada, and Europe as they work to address the risk of forced labor in their operations and supply chains.

The German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act goes into effect in 2023. The Act applies to a broad range of human rights risks and environmental risks that can lead to human rights violations.

Supply Chain Consulting at ELEVATE will look at the managerial implications resulting from the law. By focusing on the nine due diligence obligations, he will outline a management framework and provide you with first pragmatic approaches and actions.

Join Assent's experts, Magnus Piotrowski and Sarah Carpenter, to learn the purpose of this law and information to assist in building a strong data management system to meet your company requirements.

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

Looking to participate or inquire for more information about the Forced Labor/Human Rights Ad Hoc Group? E‑mail us!