Supply Chain

Industry Collaboration

Ford participates in multi-sector initiatives to explore ways to strengthen our supply chain and combat human rights violations. We believe that sector-wide forums are also vital for providing a common voice and for driving change within our industry.

Currently, our participation includes the following:

  • Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG): Ford co-chairs the Working Conditions Oversight Committee, which works to increase supplier capability for managing human rights and working conditions in the sector. We are also engaging with AIAG’s Sustainability Supplier Self-Assessment Work Group to create a standardized tool for automotive supplier sustainability gap analysis

  • European Automotive Working Group: Ford actively participates in the European Working Group on Supply Chain Sustainability facilitated by CSR Europe

  • United Nations Global Compact (UNGC): Ford is a signatory of the UNGC, a framework for businesses committed to aligning their operations and strategies with 10 universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption

  • Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking (gBCAT): Ford is one of the founders of this cross-industry organization and participates on the Board of Directors

  • Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC): Ford is the first automaker to join the EICC (see Going Further)

We’re also one of 14 automakers that have committed to the AIAG Corporate Responsibility Guiding Principles and the European Automotive Workgroup Guiding Principles to enhance sustainability performance throughout the automotive supply chain.