AutomotiveSustainable management
of raw materials

A strategic approach to responsible sourcing

Car manufacturers are responding to growing regulatory pressure on sustainability and supply chain traceability. The global push to expand the electric vehicle market is also bringing new challenges around responsible sourcing of raw materials such as cobalt, lithium and nickel, as well as other critical minerals. OEMs must take a more strategic approach towards managing the supply of goods around the world that ensures a positive impact on local communities and the environment.

Often described as a ‘computer on wheels’, modern cars contain dozens of different parts and materials, not only metals, but a vast range from rubber and plastics to leather and glass. Visibility of all these different supply chains, their active businesses and roots within the countries of the world, is now high priority in the face of customer expectation and stricter international law.

Due diligence for defendable choices

TDi Sustainability provides key services for understanding the scope of your supply chain and then demonstrating your social contract with the communities that are impacted by your business. 

Take the next step

We can help you look beyond first tier suppliers to the full spectrum of upstream producers of raw materials that could jeopardise your reputation as a responsible business in the eyes of customers and shareholders. This scrutiny goes further than conflict minerals into environmental and social issues too. 

Choosing the right suppliers is a priority consideration, as OEMs take action to build lighter and electric vehicles. As a partner for supplier engagement, TDi can help you to make defendable choices.

Due diligence for defendable choices

TDi Sustainability provides key services for understanding the scope of your supply chain and then demonstrating your social contract with the communities that are impacted by your business.

Strategy

Depending on your sustainability journey, we can help you understand where to start, what to prioritise and how to progress.

Audit

Do due diligence on upstream partners, in compliance with the maze of competing voluntary and mandatory standards, certifications and practices.

Research

Discover deep, insightful and up-to-the-minute information on every participant, every material and every country in your supply chains.

Positive Impact

Take action on issues within your supply chain and report progress to stakeholders, in partnership with other organisations.

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Assheton Stewart Carter

Founder and CEO of TDI Sustainability and CEO and Trustee at The Impact Facility. International Speaker, Social Entrepreneur and Expert Business Consultant. Driven to create a truly sustainable ethical economy.