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Automotive Questions

In this section, you will find the list of questions that is used in the Automotive sector ranking matrices. The questions are categorized into three areas: Labour Conditions and Human Rights, Climate Change, and Ecology. Clicking on a question heading will provide you with more background information, guidelines and possible jurisdiction for the question.

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Questions about Climate Change

Automotive Climate Change Question 1:
Has the brand formulated the objective to reduce its CO2 emissions from its own operations (including owned production facilities), by at least 30% in 2020 compared to 1990 CO2 emission levels?

Automotive Climate Change Question 2:
Has the brand disclosed the annual carbon footprint of its 'own operations', including owned production facilities?

Automotive Climate Change Question 3:
Has the brand (company) already reduced or compensated the carbon footprint of its 'own operations' by at least 10% in the last 5 years?

Automotive Climate Change Question 4:
Does the brand disclose a full carbon Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of its main car models or series, so that the carbon emissions caused by the car production (from raw materials to final product) are also transparent?

Automotive Climate Change Question 5:
Does the brand plan to achieve an average CO2 emission of 130 grams per kilometer (g/km) or lower for its European car fleet prior to 2015?

Automotive Climate Change Question 6:
Has the brand achieved an average CO2 emission of 160 grams per kilometer (g/km) or lower for its European car fleet?

Automotive Climate Change Question 7:
Has the brand achieved an average CO2 emission of 150 grams per kilometer (g/km) or lower for its European car fleet?

Automotive Climate Change Question 8:
Has the brand achieved an average CO2 emission of 140 grams per kilometer (g/km) or lower for its European car fleet?

Automotive Climate Change Question 9:
Has the brand (or Group) achieved a 4% CO2 emission reduction of the car fleet average in the last two years?

Automotive Climate Change Question 10:
Has the brand (or Group) achieved a 10% CO2 emission reduction of the car fleet average in the last five years?

Automotive Climate Change Question 11:
Does the brand sell a car that has a CO2 emission of 100 grams per kilometer (g/km) or lower?

Automotive Climate Change Question 12:
Does the brand sell a car that has a CO2 emission of 90 grams per kilometer (g/km) or lower?

Automotive Climate Change Question 13:
Has the brand developed a prototype car that has a CO2 emission of 70 grams per kilometer (g/km) or lower?

Automotive Climate Change Question 14:
Does the brand sell a hybrid, electric, or fuel cell car on the European market?

Automotive Climate Change Question 15:
Has the brand announced that a full electric or fuel cell car will be brought to the European market by 2012 at the latest?

Automotive Climate Change Question 16:
Does the brand clearly give the carbon emission or fuel efficiency rates for all models on its website?

Questions about Ecology

Automotive Ecology Question 1:
Does the brand disclose the smog forming exhaust gas emissions rates per km for at least its main car series?

WE HAVE PUT THIS QUESTION ON 'INACTIVE': Automotive Ecology Question 2:
Does the brand disclose an overview of smog forming exhaust gas emissions per km of each car type, and does the fleet meet the Euro 5 emission standard?

Automotive Ecology Question 3:
Does the brand report on the emission of air pollutants from its own operations, including owned facilities?

Automotive Ecology Question 4:
Are the materials in each new car model of the brand at least 85% recyclable or reusable?

Automotive Ecology Question 5:
Can at least 90% of all new and redesigned car models of the brand be recycled and/or does the brand have a plan to phase out PVC?

Automotive Ecology Question 6:
Does the brand have clear achievements and targets to increase the use of recycled and biodegradable materials in its car fleet?

Questions about Labour Conditions

Automotive Labour Conditions Question 1:
Does the brand (company) have a Code of Conduct (CoC) for own factories and suppliers, which includes the following standards: No forced or slave labour, no child labour, no discrimination of any kind and a safe and hygienic workplace?

Automotive Labour Conditions Question 2:
Does this CoC include at least two of the following workers rights: 1) a formal employment relationship; 2) a maximum working week of 60 hours including paid overtime; 3) a living wage; and 4) to form and join labour unions and bargain collectively; and in those situations where these rights are restricted under law, to develop parallel means?

Automotive Labour Conditions Question 3:
Does the brand annually report on the results of its labour conditions policy?