SAQ 5.0

Certification

Sustainable supply chains in the automotive industry

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What Does The SAQ 5.0 Certification Mean?

SAQ stands for Self-Assessment Questionnaire. It is a questionnaire that car manufacturers united in the Drive Sustainability Initiative (DSI) use to query the sustainability in the value chain of their suppliers. By this, the DSI partners want to ensure that the standards defined by the United Nations in its Social Development Goals (SDGs) are met throughout their entire supply chain. The idea of the SAQ 5.0 is that suppliers document how they ensure on their end that they implement the SDGs. It maintains the Supplier Assurance portal through which applicants for SAQ 5.0 certification can upload their documents. After the preliminary review by the NQC candidates can provide improvements. This is followed by an in-depth investigation by the respective car manufacturer. He can also inspect the documents on site at the supplier and check the implementation of the information in the SAQ 5.0.

The SAQ 5.0 questionnaire must be answered by all companies that produce parts or components for car manufacturers. Equally, suppliers must go through the SAQ 5.0 process from the areas of logistics and recycling, chemical products (EU Chemicals Regulation, REACH), electrical manufacturers (RoHS, EU Hazardous Substances Directive) and raw material producers. Companies should appoint a sustainability manager in preparation for SAQ 5.0 certification.

Why is a SAQ 5.0 certification important?

Without a SAQ 5.0 certification no company in Europe can be awarded a contract by the DSI partners. They have set the goal for themselves to drive sustainability throughout the automotive supply chain. Hence, with the SAQ 5.0 they have established a common approach within the industry that integrates sustainability in the entire procurement process. Only those companies that demonstrably promote these goals as suppliers can be certified. And because they cannot get orders without SAQ 5.0 certification, this procedure is so important for them.

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Take advantage of our practical professional experience in the field of integrated management systems and sustainability and contact us without obligation. We would be happy to support you in the implementation and/or integration of your sustainability management. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help transform your business into a beacon of sustainability through innovative SAQ 5.0 certification.

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Our multidisciplinary teams can help companies understand the risks and opportunities arising from climate change and materiality issues to achieve growth with sustainability.

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Strategy

We evolve an agreed framework to focus investment and drive performance, as well as engage internal and external stakeholders.
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Consulting

We help our clients to identify and harness climate innovation, embed sustainability at scale into their business, and capture the value they create.
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Reporting

Our services include preparing, measuring and analysing the impact through organizational sustainability reporting as against global frameworks.
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Training

Our professional instructors draw from their own experience in sustainability, carbon management, responsible supply chain, ethics and SDGs of United Nations.

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