Ensuring good workplace conditions is not only the right thing to do, but also has an impact on improving workplace performance and long-term sustainability for the industry
Southfield, Mich. (Vocus) September 24, 2009
Traditionally, major automakers including Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Company, Honda of America Mfg., Inc. and Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., conduct their own Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. They are now also working together at AIAG to promote harmonized corporate responsibility practices, throughout the global supply chain, starting with Working Conditions Training.
Awareness, education and compliance with prevailing local laws is a formidable challenge given the growing number of countries in which automotive parts and components are manufactured. The Automotive Industry Action Group's (AIAG), Global Working Conditions Initiative brings companies together throughout the automotive industry to jointly identify issues and challenges, and develop systemic and sustainable solutions together.
"Ensuring good workplace conditions is not only the right thing to do, but also has an impact on improving workplace performance and long-term sustainability for the industry", noted Monique Oxender, Ford Executive Loan to AIAG.
The Corporate Responsibility Web site (http://cr.aiag.org) is publicly accessible and was developed as a global resource containing important information for manufacturers and their supply base including tools for self-assessments, planning templates to facilitate cascading of the message, education and training for lower tier suppliers and direct links to other Corporate Responsibility programs and performance expectations from Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, and Toyota.
For more information on this Web site and AIAG's corporate responsibility initiatives, contact AIAG Customer Service at (248) 358-3003.
AIAG is a unique not-for-profit organization where for more than 25 years, OEMs, suppliers, service providers, government and academia have worked collaboratively to drive cost and complexity from the supply chain via global standards development and harmonized business practices. AIAG membership has grown to include preeminent OEMs such as Caterpillar, Chrysler Group LLC, Daimler, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Company, Honda, Navistar International, Nissan, Toyota and many of their part suppliers and service providers. For more information, please visit the organization's Web site at http://www.aiag.org.
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