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2017 Automotive Sustainability Report

Sustainability is achieving the right balance of economic progress, environmental care and social responsibility.

Another widely-cited definition from the 1987 Brundtland Report states, “Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”.

SMMT’s 18th Sustainability Report, which reviews data from 2016, has seen a further increase in the number of signatories and for the first time includes a materiality assessment, examining current, emerging and future priorities of vehicle manufacturers and suppliers, as well as other stakeholders, including government advisors, academics, charities, environmental NGOs and trade unions.