Over 107,000 suppliers engaged in sustainability assessment activities in more than 126 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 Sustainability Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ). Focus is placed on social and environmental sustainability, health and safety, business ethics and compliance, supplier management, and responsible sourcing of raw materials. It is aligned with the Global Automotive Sustainability Guiding Principles.

The SAQ is globally applicable for suppliers in the Automotive supply chain including sourcing, manufacturing, logistics, assembly or retail.

The SAQ is available in 13 languages: