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A due diligence management training for auto industry held

source:goldencsr    date:2023-05-26 09:40:41

Since 2021, the adoption and implementation of a number of laws in Europe and the United States put forward new regulatory requirements for companies on supply chain due diligence management and compliance. This has posed more challenges to Chinese companies in ESG regulation and legislation in overseas countries when going global.

Supported by ESG expertise from GoldenBee Consulting, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) held a training on sustainable due diligence management of Chinese automotive enterprises against global compliance in Beijing on May 18-19, 2023. The training helps enterprises fully sort out the core essence of supply chain due diligence legislation at home and abroad and the application scope of relevant laws and regulations, further improve their ability to deal with compliance risks and comprehensive ESG management.

The training was attended by the responsible persons for compliance, environment and supply chain construction from Chinese automotive enterprises.

The two-day training focused on the legal and regulatory requirements of international supply chain due diligence, their impacts on Chinese enterprises, and climate-related due diligence and human rights and labor due diligence. Experts from the industry, organizations and authorities were invited to share thoughts on due diligence management. 

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Dai Yibo, Vice President of GoldenBee Consulting, talked about the origin, core logic, value and significance of supply chain due diligence legislation. Tamas Hajab, Senior Advisor for China-OECD, elaborated from the perspective of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and other OECD standards of responsible business conduct (RBC). Zhou Ming, sustainable supply chain expert at GoldenBee ThinkTank, and Su Xiaolin, Senior Analyst of ESG Innovation and Solutions at S&P Global, respectively made suggestions and innovative ideas on how automotive companies can carry out supply chain due diligence management capacity building from "OEM practice and experience" and "current situation and gap of due diligence management practice of auto parts enterprises".

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He Yi, Deputy Secretary-General of CAAM, shared the topic of carbon neutrality and the green transformation of the automotive industry. Zhang Jiutian, Assistant Director of Institute of Green Economy, Counsellors' office of the State Council and Executive Director of the Green Development Institute, Beijing Normal University, elaborated on the impact and response of climate-related due diligence management on Chinese automotive enterprises. Sun Lihui, Head of Sustainable Development Department, China Chamber of Commerce of Metals, Minerals and Chemicals Importers and Exporters (CCCMC), explained labor issues management in the supply chain. Liang Xiaohui, a 2018 SDG Pioneer, Chief Researcher, Office for Social Responsibility, China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC), talked about the impact of European and American human rights due diligence legislation on Chinese enterprises.

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After the training, the participants said that they had a deep understanding of the connotation, tools and methods, practices and applications of supply chain due diligence management. 

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