Supply Chain

We are currently evaluating climate change risks and opportunities across our supply chain and expanding our approach to enhance supplier environmental performance beyond more established supplier environmental performance expectations, such as robust environmental management systems (ISO 14001 certification) and responsible materials management. (See the Greenhouse Gas Emissions section for details of our participation in initial efforts to assess greenhouse gas emissions in our supply chain.)

Within the Aligned Business Framework agreement with our strategic suppliers, environmental leadership is integral to overall business performance metrics. Climate-change-related activities are highlighted as potential leadership opportunities. In addition, our requirement that suppliers implement robust environmental management systems will better enable them to understand, measure and report their emissions. We will also seek out opportunities to partner with suppliers to improve the greenhouse gas emissions performance of our products and processes, and improve energy efficiency throughout the vehicle lifecycle, including in the supply chain.