World’s major carmakers launch sustainable materials initiative by The Good Shopping Guide | Dec 8, 2017 | Ethical Shopping Blog | 0 comments The world’s major carmakers have partnered to launch a sustainable materials initiative. The initiative is called Drive Sustainability, and its partnership includes BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford, Honda, Jaguar Land Rover, Scania CV AB, Toyota Motor Europe, Volkswagen Group, Volvo Cars and Volvo Group. The purpose, as reported by Sustainable Brands, is to launch a raw materials observatory “to address key ethical, environmental and labor rights issues along the automotive supply chain and help industry suppliers improve performance, lower risk and reduce their environmental footprint”. In short, the programme will research and identify the industrial activities that are the most impactful across the supply chain, with a focus on addressing various human, ethical and environmental issues. Learn more.