automotive industry

The Road of Change: Circular Economy in the Automotive Industry

by Norihiko Kondo, Founder of Kaiho Sangyo

To tell you the story of Kaiho Sangyo, I must first give you a short introduction to the circumstances in the very beginning. In 1969, before returning to Kanazawa, my beloved hometown in Japan, I worked at a dismantling company in Tokyo for three years. Since the beginning of the 20th century, Japan has been a world leader in the automobile industry and home to many renowned companies, like Toyota, Nissan and Honda. Business has long been booming for companies that deal with automobiles.

FCA US Honors Superior Supplier Partners at 2018 Annual Supplier Awards Ceremony

Innovation, Sustainability and Diversity Supplier Winners Highlighted

Sixteen North American supplier partners received an FCA US LLC Supplier of the Year award at MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit on Tuesday, April 24. The Supplier of the Year awards recognize automotive suppliers that have shown an extraordinary commitment to the Company. 

Conflict Minerals Filings and the Automotive Industry


Automakers are leading the way with their long-term commitment to corporate social responsibility and assertive supply chain transparency initiatives. At a recent event, members from the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) met to discuss leading practices in identifying and combating the funding of “conflict minerals” from areas of conflict, specifically Democratic Republic of Congo.

Susan Cafiero Receives Cox Automotive Breakthrough Leader of the Year Award

Recognition Highlights Commitment to the Advancement of Women in the Automotive Industry
Press Release

ORLANDO, Fla., June 29, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Cox Automotive™ awarded its inaugural Breakthrough Leader of the Year Award to Susan Cafiero, a sales representative for Avalon Honda, in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the automotive industry. Avalon Honda, part of the Burns-Kull Automotive Group, has been serving south New Jersey since 1970.

AIAG 2016 Quality Summit

Surviving and Thriving Through Industry Transformation


The AIAG 2016 Quality Summit, "Surviving and Thriving Through Industry Transformation", will be focused on helping organizations - from global OEM's, to mega-sized system suppliers, to sub-tier parts, materials, and service providers - adapt their systems and prepare their personnel to not only survive, but thrive and excel, during the transformation of the automotive industry.

Water Management in Automotive Supply Chain

Free, upcoming live event and webex to highlight key initiatives from AIAG training

AIAG's Greenhouse Gas Workgroup has developed a training session to increase suppliers awareness in water management and how to report via CDP Water Supply Chain.

Your customer will share information on resources such as:

  • Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) for water reporting
  • Water risk
  • Water benchmarking and best practices
  • Water boundaries and water reuse

This session is free to all!

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AIAG Corporate Responsibility Summit Session Highlight

Carbon Reduction Value in Automotive Supply Chain

Track #2 - Technical: Strategic Approaches and Resources for Integrating Sustainability

In this session, you’ll hear about AIAG Greenhouse Gas (GHG) workgroup activities to help automotive companies with carbon reporting and reduction. Speakers from supplier and government agencies will share their perspectives on the value of practical GHG reductions in logistics.

Cox Automotive Trio Recognized Among Leading Women in North American Auto Industry by Automotive News

Company Represented by Three Proven Leaders on 2015 List of “100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry”
Press Release

ATLANTA, November 10, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Cox Automotive’s commitment to creating a culture built upon courageous leadership, innovation and growth was recognized by Automotive News as it named Janet Barnard, president, Manheim North America; Lori Wittman, vice president and general manager, VinSolutions; and Sharon Kitzman, vice president and general manager, Dealer Management Systems, Dealertrack, to its list of 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry during its annual

New Tools Available to Help Automotive Suppliers Meet Customer Expectations in Ethical and Responsible Business Practices

New Knowledge Assessments and Education Available from AIAG
Press Release

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., April 29, 2015 /3BL Media/ - AIAG, a not-for-profit organization that brings together automotive and manufacturing companies, suppliers, and service providers to help them develop common solutions to industry pain points, has released a comprehensive collection of tools and training to help automotive companies conduct business in an ethical and responsible way that benefits workers, communities, and the environment.

Expert Guidance in Conflict Minerals Reporting at the 2015 AIAG Corporate Responsibility Summit

Session Highlight: Making Conflict Minerals Reporting Manageable

Navigating between customer demand, company goals and reasonable reporting timelines isn’t an easy task for busy professionals. In his 2015 AIAG CR Summit session “Managing Your Conflict Minerals Data Collection Process”, Jared Connor, Technical Sales Manager of iPoint, gives council on conflict minerals data collection programs and processes, helping you decide what supply chain due diligence practices work best for your company.


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