CSR Europe is pleased to announce that Honda has joined the European Automotive Working Group on Supply Chain Sustainability from July 2016.
The group, facilitated by CSR Europe, is made up of 11 automotive manufacturers working together to improve the sustainability of their supply chains. The long-term strategy of the group is to attain the highest standards in business ethics and in the social and environmental performance of the value chain, in accordance with the Automotive Industry Guiding Principles. Honda will be engaged in a variety of activities including supplier assessments, training and events designed for capacity building, dialogue and local supplier networks for sustainable development.
Honda’s sustainability report states that “At Honda, through our efforts to actively promote sustainable initiatives at our development and manufacturing facilities in cooperation with all our suppliers around the world, we are seeking to be a company that society wants to exist. We aim to be a company that is liked by and has strong roots in local communities, and to realize a supply chain where we can co-exist with and provide mutual benefit for us and those local communities.”
On the topic of Honda joining the working group, Stefan Crets, Executive Director of CSR Europe and facilitator of the European Automotive Working Group on Supply Chain Sustainability said “Sustainable positive impact in the supply chain can only be reached by joining forces. We are glad that Honda has joined the group, which will strengthen the group’s message and activities, help reach more suppliers and in the end contribute to a more sustainable global automotive value chain.”