Strong national standards bolster state economies and help U.S. automakers stay competitive
April 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ - As leaders from states across the nation denounce U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt’s final determination that would lead to a significant rollback of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions standards for vehicles, the Ceres senior director of policy and the BICEP Network, Anne Kelly, issued the following statement.
Partnering with GM, Ford, Honda, and Toyota to instruct U.S. automotive suppliers about reporting requirements
Tetra Tech is partnering with the four major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)—Ford, General Motors, Honda, and Toyota—to facilitate a rare opportunity for automotive supply chain companies to hear directly from OEMs about their needs and reporting requirements.
An exclusive look at her vision for The Next 25 Years
by Mary Barra, Chairman and CEO, General Motors Company [recently named The Most Powerful Women in Business 2017 by Fortune ]
We can’t completely predict what our world will look like 25 years from now, but we constantly study trends so that we can anticipate the rapid changes taking place in our industry. Twenty-five years from now, it is estimated that:
Erb Institute, faculty member, Tom Lyon along with A. Wren Montgomery and Kimberly S. Wolske, have recently completed research which considers differences between Millennial’s perceptions of automotive ownership versus prior generations and whether Millennials are exhibiting significantly different driving behaviors and attitudes. Interestingly, “changing emotional connections to and meanings around driving and ownership, and utility perceptions around vehicles” may be indicative of a general lack of interest by this generation, or more simply, ‘meh’.
August 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ - As disruption from new technologies, mobility models and global trends threaten financial prospects for legacy automakers, national fuel economy and emissions standards can help increase the viability and international competitiveness of domestic automakers and suppliers, according to a new analysis prepared by an independent automotive industry analyst and commissioned by the sustainability nonprofit organization Ceres.
Sustainability in many automotive supplier companies has grown from a footnote or an appendix in an annual report to a fully developed, comprehensive strategy that drives meaningful business optimization and competitive advantage. The next generation of sustainability initiatives will likely contain increased focus on a vital area – the demands of The Customer.
NGO study outlines best practices for SEC Conflict Minerals Rule compliance
JD Supra. On April 22, 2015, two human rights non-governmental organizations, Amnesty International and Global Witness, published a report, Digging for Transparency (the “Report”), analyzing compliance by US reporting companies with the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) conflict minerals rules.
The supply chain is truly the heart of the automotive industry. It's what moves products, creates business relationships, and builds products consumers purchase over and over again. Clearly, your business needs to take supply chain management into consideration - but how do you determine where your products fall in the larger picture? What is the supply chain, really, and how can your business become a trusted part of it? Read more.