Sustainable Supply Chains

Sustainable supply chains enable us to achieve our long-term strategy ambitions. 

It is essential that we collaborate to enhance supplier sustainability and to implement the activities that bring us closer to reaching our ambitions. This section outlines our activities to advance supply chain sustainability. 

2020-2025 2025-2030
  • Set-up and promote use of common standardised tools, methods and common requirements to integrate sustainability into the procurement process.
  • Direct Tier 1 suppliers engaged in assessment and capacity building activities.
  • Establish and promote usage of common standardised tools and methods to cascade sustainability beyond Tier 1.
  • Supplier sustainability is a key decision criterion.
  • Direct Tier 1 suppliers improved sustainability performance compared to 2025.
  • Supplier sustainability is promoted beyond Tier 1.
Our activities

Based on the Drive Sustainability approach our activities on supply chain sustainability complement each other by giving guidance, assessing compliance and supporting sustainable supply chains through capacity building.

Learn more about our integrated approach here.

Guiding Principles

Drive Sustainability has a set of common guidelines- Global Automotive Sustainability Guiding Principles (Guiding Principles) – outlining expectations for suppliers on key responsibility issues including business ethics, working conditions, human rights, health and safety, and environmental leadership. The Guiding Principles represent the global strategy and base of all activities.

Click on the box below to learn more about our guidance activities :


The compliance process assesses organisational adherence of automotive suppliers to international regulations and standards in the area of sustainability. Current activities cover the

           • Drive Sustainability Sustainability Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ)

Click on the box below to learn more about our compliance activities and the SAQ:

Capacity Building

Our capacity building activities have the objective to complement our compliance activities, to support automotive suppliers in their sustainability journey with useful training offers that help suppliers to improve their sustainability performance.

  • • E-Learning
  • • Face-to-Face/virtual Supplier Training

Click on the box below to learn more about our training offers:


Drive Sustainability Launches First Intelligence Report: Elevating Due Diligence and Enhancing Sustainability in the Automotive Supply Chain through the Sustainability Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ)

• Drive Sustainability, in partnership with SUPPLIERASSURANCE, revealed their first automotive due diligence intelligence report on September 18th, 2023, shedding light on the Sustainability Assessm...

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Drive Sustainability Set to Launch SAQ 5.0 to Enhance Environmental and Human Rights Due Diligence in the Automotive Value Chain

• The updated Sustainability Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) 5.0 evaluates key areas of supply chain sustainability, like scope 3 emissions, grievance mechanisms, and responsible sourcing of raw...

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Majority of participants would recommend the newly launched E-Learning Introduction Course to peers.

BRUSSELS (Belgium), December 09, 2021 – More than 500 suppliers have participated in the Drive Sustainability introductory e-learning course, since its launch in March. The large majority of partici...

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SAQ 4.0 to be updated to SAQ 5.0 in 2022

Brussels (Belgium), December 08, 2021 – Last month, Drive Sustainability started the process of the 5th revision of the Self-Assessment Questionnaire on CSR/Sustainability for suppliers in the autom...

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