Sustainability in the Automotive Supply Chain

  • M. Mesterharm
  • P. Tropschuh
Conference paper


The globalisation of supply chains is posing challenges to multinational corporations in terms of the conformance of suppliers to environmental and social standards. A responsible corporate policy responds to those challenges by integrating sustainability standards and by implementing appropriate measures in the procurement and supplier development processes. The article demonstrates the elements of a sustainability management system in the automotive industry based on Volkswagen AG.


Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Multinational Corporation Environmental Management System Social Standard 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Volkswagen AG, AutoUniWolfsburgGermany
  2. 2.AUDI AG, Corporate ResponsibilityIngolstadtGermany

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