The future is an automotive industry where all vehicles are made:



Respecting and advancing the rights of Indigenous Peoples, workers, and local communities throughout the supply chain.



Preserving and restoring environmental health and biodiversity across supply chains, while reducing primary resource demand through efficient resource use and increased recycled content.



100% electric and made with a fossil fuel-free supply chain.

The Road Ahead

What automakers need to do to build equitable, sustainable and fossil-free supply chains

Commit to and enforce robust targets, policies and remediation mechanisms to eliminate fossil fuels, environmental harms and human rights violations across your business operations and supply chains to the point of extraction, prioritizing steel, aluminum, and batteries. These must be in line with a credible 1.5C pathway including near-term targets no later than 2030 as well as international environmental and human rights standards, and have comprehensive roll-out plans.

Disclose, on a minimum annual basis, your progress towards these targets, your supply chains and their climate, environmental, and human rights risks and impacts, as well as the measures taken to identify, mitigate and remedy them.

Leverage your influence and purchasing power to accelerate the just transition to fossil-free and environmentally sustainable global supply chains – from manufacturing to mining. This includes by signing advance purchase agreements with suppliers; investing in recycling and efficient resource use; holding suppliers to contractually binding standards governing human rights due diligence, Free, Prior and Informed consent of Indigenous Peoples, environmental management, and workers’ rights; and developing effective supply chain grievance and remedy mechanisms.

Proactively engage and partner with supply chain rights-holders — including local communities, workers, Indigenous Peoples, and their elected representatives — civil society, multi-stakeholder initiatives, and governments to advance a just transition by advocating for stronger standards, policies, legislation and transparency across the auto industry and its supply chain.

How Automakers Can Drive Change: Action Areas