2019 Automotive Sustainability Report

Sustainable Sourcing

Car makers make official commitment to ethical raw materials drive

In 2017, Drive Sustainability, a partnership between 10 automotive companies (BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford, Honda, Jaguar Land Rover, Scania CV AB, Toyota Motor Europe, Volkswagen Group, Volvo Cars and Volvo Group), announced the setting up of a Raw Materials Observatory to identify and address ethical, environmental, human and labour rights issues in the sourcing of raw materials. The Raw Material Observatory will assess the risks posed by the top raw materials (such as mica, cobalt, rubber, leather and others) in the automotive sector. Based on the risk assessment results and the input received from stakeholders, Drive Sustainability is to announce its action plan in 2018 to address these risks.