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Faith-Based Investors Applaud the Auto Industry's Collaborative Project to Advance Workplace Human Rights

Author: Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility [USA], Published on: 4 December 2006

A group of Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility members applauds the collaborative project by automotive companies to improve workplace conditions in their supply chains. The project, announced today by the Automotive Industry Action Group, has established workplace standards and plans to train suppliers in key markets. [refers to participants Ford, General Motors, Johnson Controls, DaimlerChrysler, Exel (part of Deutsche Post), Honda North America, Yazaki]... "We are disappointed that Toyota is currently not a part of this collaborative initiative," remarked Mr. Steven Heim, Boston Common Asset Management. "While Toyota has the reputation of being a leader on environmental issues, the company has a long way to go on workplace human rights. We urge Toyota to reconsider participation in the AIAG project."

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Related companies: DaimlerChrysler (now Daimler) Deutsche Post Exel (part of Deutsche Post) Ford General Motors Honda Johnson Controls Toyota Yazaki