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Driven by corporate social responsibility? : top ten car manufacturers : a CSR analysis


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Abstract: This briefing paper assesses the current state of the automotive sector with respect to its efforts towards a full supply chain responsibility that includes the use of metals. It intends to provide an overview of the approach used by the largest companies in the automotive sector to address the social, environmental and labour issues in the mining phase of its supply chain. By analysing information about the Corporate Social Responsibility of these companies (eg. policies and the implementation thereof) that is publicly available, the paper evaluates the largest players in the automotive sector on four indicators: 1. Whether the company has a CSR policy, and how this is constructed and implemented; 2. Whether the company recognises its supply chain responsibility, and how this is implemented; 3. Whether the company is transparent about and sustainable in its use of minerals; 4. Whether the company conducts proper recycling activities.
Authors: Steinweg, T.
Series Title: SOMO Paper
Category: Research
ISBN: 978-90-71284-51-9
Serial number: February 2010
Keywords: private sector , sustainable development , mining , ethics , labour , human rights
Language: eng
Organization: SOMO - Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations
PAGE: 11
Place: Amsterdam
Publisher: SOMO
Year: 2010
Right: © 2010 SOMO
Subject: Economic Development and Trade
Title: Driven by corporate social responsibility? : top ten car manufacturers : a CSR analysis