Over 20,000 suppliers engaged in self-assessment activities in more than 100 countries

The Drive Sustainability compliance process assesses organisational adherence of suppliers to international regulations and standards as well as internal guidelines and targets along the supply chain. It covers the areas of social, ethical and environmental standards.

The partnership implemented a set of compliance measures based on the Drive Sustainability Guiding Principles and international guidelines such as the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights or the OECD guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.


To assess the sustainability performance of automotive suppliers, Drive Sustainability developed a common Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ). Focus is placed on social and environmental sustainability, business conduct and compliance, and supplier management. It is aligned with the Global Automotive Sustainability Guiding Principles.
The SAQ is globally applicable for all suppliers in the Automotive supply chain including sourcing, manufacturing, logistics, assembly or retail.

The SAQ is available 7 languages:

  • English
  • Chinese-Mandarin
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish