To help Procurement and Supplier Quality personnel to recognize their role in ensuring responsible working conditions, Company requires them to participate in training on the issues surrounding global working conditions, as well as how to identify potential risk scenarios that could indicate problems.
The Company partners with NGO’s (Non-Governmental Organizations) and multi-stakeholder groups to develop and maintain processes and tools to identify potential risk and to help in the reduction of human rights violations in the supply chain.
Partnering with other automakers and AIAG (the Automotive Industry Action Group), we also provide mandatory training to suppliers in high-risk areas at no cost. Suppliers who attend the training are required to cascade the training materials and messaging to their suppliers, delivering these expectations to a broader audience than we could do directly. The training covers multiple aspects of human rights infringements, focusing primarily on forced, compulsory and child labor.
Additional training and tools are in development for 2012 and will be available at no cost to suppliers through our Supplier Portal, the required communication channel for all Company suppliers. In addition, anyone who has identified potential problems can contact our Sustainability Group at email@example.com