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Partnerships and 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.

How We’re Working With Others

We currently participate in the following organizations and initiatives:

  • Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG): Ford co-chairs the AIAG’s 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 its 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. Ford actively participates in the UNGC Supply Chain Sustainability Advisory Committee.

  • Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC): Ford was the first automotive manufacturer to join the EICC, a nonprofit organization committed to improving social, environmental and ethical conditions in global supply chains. Working with more than 110 electronics companies, some of which are Ford suppliers, we will be able to strengthen our engagement with our suppliers on issues such as human rights, working conditions, ethical sourcing and environmental responsibility. Ford is currently serving on the EICC Board of Directors.

We have also committed to the AIAG Corporate Responsibility Guiding Principles and the European Automotive Workgroup Guiding Principles to enhance sustainability performance throughout the automotive supply chain.

  Find out more about how we’re helping suppliers manage their environmental impacts