Guiding Principles & Policies

AAM's Guiding Principles & Policies


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Anti-Corruption Policy

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Conflict Minerals Policy Statement

147.89 KB

Conflict of Interest Policy

186.17 KB

Environmental Policy

105.97 KB

Human Rights Policy

135.23 KB

Safety Policy

106.56 KB


CDP Reports

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2022 CDP Climate Change Response

740.83 KB

2022 CDP Score Report - Climate Change

588.63 KB

2022 CDP Water Security Response

528.5 KB

2022 CDP Score Report - Water Security

564.77 KB

Board Oversight

Sustainability is driven throughout the entire organization, through the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors.

AAM’s charter specifically states the committee will:

Oversee the Company’s policies, strategies and performance related to sustainability matters and corporate social responsibility. Review these matters with management, at least annually, and provide updates to the full Board.

Executive Team Process

In addition to the Governance committee, three executives are responsible for the major elements of AAM’s sustainability focus – Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG). They include:

AAM PresidentMichael K. Simonte, who is responsible for the development of strategies, action plans, goals and tracking as well as external reporting of environmental, energy, and safety goals.

AAM Vice President – Human ResourcesTerri M. Kemp, who is responsible for social responsibility aspects of our ESG program such as promoting our people-first culture with diversity and inclusion initiatives, associate training, education and wellness programs, and support of universal human rights.

Vice President & General CounselDavid E. Barnes, who is responsible for ESG compliance and continually advancing the effectiveness of our corporate governance.

Additionally, each executive has established a cross-functional team of associates to drive the initiatives identified in each of the ESG areas.


Code of Business Conduct

Every AAM associate and our Board of Directors is responsible for acting in the highest standard of ethical business conduct.

Code of Business Conduct

Our Code of Business Conduct ( sets the common standard for assuring a consistent understanding and commitment required to be a member of the AAM team. Each associate is required to review AAM’s Code of Business Conduct annually. The Code of Business Conduct is available in nine languages including English, Chinese (Simplified), Czech, French, German, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian) and Spanish (Latin American).

Delivering POWER

At AAM, we maintain a culture of integrity, teamwork and excellence that has created a global and competitive organization committed to quality. Known as Delivering POWER, this program is made up of AAM’s Cultural Values and Strategic Principles required for our success both individually and collectively as a team. Delivering POWER unifies our team, aligns our actions and positions AAM for success. Each and every one of our AAM associates helps transform Delivering POWER into action. Together, we drive performance and build value.

Ethical Business Practice and Human Rights Policy

Additionally, our associates understand that their commitment to ethical business practice, local legal requirements and respecting human rights ( is not just a personal responsibility but is also required for all business activity. Associates are required to review these policies yearly.


Whistleblower Hotline

At AAM, quality begins with integrity. Our ethical code maintains that our integrity must never be compromised.

AAM associates, suppliers, customers and members of the public are encouraged to report any of the following concerns:

  • Bribery, fraud, theft or any illegal or unethical activity
  • Violations of AAM’s Code of Business Conduct or other AAM Policies
  • False financial reporting
  • Behavior which causes a hostile work environment
  • Product integrity or safety concerns

Reports can be made by calling AAM’s toll-free Business Ethics Line and speaking to trained, non-AAM personnel who are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, or via our web-based reporting system. For associates in Europe:; for associates Outside of Europe:

Most countries allow for anonymous reporting, therefore our systems allow for anonymous reporting where permitted.

AAM will not tolerate retaliation against associates who act in good faith by reporting suspected illegal acts or unethical behavior.

Retaliation is a violation of the AAM Code of Business Conduct. Individuals who retaliate will be subject to discipline and possible termination.