A group of automakers has developed a common questionnaire for suppliers to cut red tape and boost sustainability.
The self-assessment questionnaire, drawn up by the European Working Group on Supply Chain Sustainability, covers social and environmental issues, business conduct and compliance and supplier management.
The working group, which is coordinated by CSR Europe and made up of car makers including BMW, Ford and Daimler, aims to develop a “common approach to suppliers” with the “long-term aim of improving sustainability performance of automotive supply chains”.
The online platform for the questionnaire is being provided by consultants NQC.
Stefan Crets, executive director of CSR Europe, said: “The launch of NQC’s common platform is going to significantly reduce the burden on suppliers and those members using the platform.”
Charles Morrison, managing director at NQC, said: “Through this combined effort the automotive industry is taking a lead on driving improved sustainability issues.”