ESG Viewpoint: Drivers of Deforestation: putting the brakes on deforestation in automotive supply chains
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ESG Viewpoint: Drivers of Deforestation: putting the brakes on deforestation in automotive supply chains

When you purchase a new car, you may not realise that the leather on your seats may be driving deforestation in the Amazon, or the rubber in your tyres could be forcing orangutans closer to extinction. The deforestation risks of automotive supply chains have taken a back seat in public consciousness, and as a result rubber and leather have sat close to the bottom of the automotive industry’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) to-do list. However, there are signs that with increasing regulation and public awareness these issues are gaining traction. At Columbia Threadneedle Investments we have been engaging with car seat manufacturers, tyre companies and automobile manufacturers to drive progress on deforestation.

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Read more about the impact of automotive supply chains on deforestation and our engagement with companies.

10 November 2022
Joe Horrocks-Taylor
Joe Horrocks-Taylor
Senior Associate, Analyst, Responsible Investment
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ESG Viewpoint: Drivers of Deforestation: putting the brakes on deforestation in automotive supply chains

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Engagement efforts outlined in this Viewpoint reflect the assets of a group of legal entities whose parent company is Columbia Threadneedle Investments UK International Limited and that formerly traded as BMO Global Asset Management EMEA. These entities are now part of Columbia Threadneedle Investments which is the asset management business of Ameriprise Financial, Inc. Engagement and voting services are also executed on behalf of reo® clients.

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Views and opinions have been arrived at by Columbia Threadneedle Investments and should not be considered to be a recommendation or solicitation to buy or sell any companies that may be mentioned.

The information, opinions, estimates or forecasts contained in this document were obtained from sources reasonably believed to be reliable and are subject to change at any time.

Engagement efforts outlined in this Viewpoint reflect the assets of a group of legal entities whose parent company is Columbia Threadneedle Investments UK International Limited and that formerly traded as BMO Global Asset Management EMEA. These entities are now part of Columbia Threadneedle Investments which is the asset management business of Ameriprise Financial, Inc. Engagement and voting services are also executed on behalf of reo® clients.

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