CLEPA represents over 3,000 companies supplying state-of-the-art components and innovative technology for safe, smart and sustainable mobility, investing over €30 billion yearly in research and development. Automotive suppliers directly employ about 1.7 million people in Europe.

Latest publications

Position Paper on CO2 Standards for Heavy-Duty vehicles

As an enabler of smart, safe and sustainable mobility, CLEPA is a key stakeholder in the automotive value chain and supports the review of the framework for the reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from heavy-duty vehicles in the European Union. To reach carbon neutrality by 2050 in the most cost-effective manner, protecting competitiveness, employment and consumers, automotive suppliers have put together key recommendations in this position paper.

Position Paper on Supply Chain Due Diligence

CLEPA welcomes the European Commission’s intention to embed sustainability and supply chain due diligence into a new EU corporate governance framework. This position paper focuses on the supply chain due diligence component of the EU sustainable corporate governance framework. A harmonised framework for supply chain due diligence can under the right conditions support and reinforce automotive supplier efforts to reduce the sector’s environmental footprint and avoid human rights infringements along the value chain. Read the position paper.

CLEPA Policy Guide: For an EU Chips Act that strengthens supply chains and builds on automotive’s global innovation leadership

The chips shortage continues to pressure industry and presents a significant to existential challenge for automotive suppliers, highlighting the need for a dedicated semiconductor strategy and tangible action from policymakers. CLEPA publishes this policy guide with concrete actions to ensure the success of the EU Chips Act. >>Find out more

CLEPA Sector Paper on EU’s Sustainable Financial Taxonomy

The EU Sustainable Finance Taxonomy is intended to direct financing to sustainable activities. The delegated act on sustainable activities for climate change adaptation and mitigation objectives provides screening criteria that explicitly recognise the contribution of the manufacturing of hydrogen vehicles and components, batteries and electric vehicles (EV) to the realisation of climate objectives. The delegated act however does not address EV components explicitly. This distinction between vehicle assembly and component production in the implementation of the EU taxonomy would disadvantage automotive suppliers over vehicle manufacturers. >>Find out more

CLEPA Position Paper on Batteries Regulation

This paper is a contribution by the automotive suppliers’ industry in Europe to the debate on the proposal for a Batteries Regulation. As key stakeholders in the battery value chain, automotive suppliers acknowledge the ambition of the Batteries Regulation for sustainability over the whole lifecycle of batteries. This is in line with their own continuous effort to minimise the environmental impact of their products through high performances, long lifetime and circular management (repair, remanufacturing, recycling). The approach of the regulation has the potential to ensure a level playing field and strengthen the functioning of the internal market. >>Find out more

CLEPA Position Paper on CO2 emission standards

You can read here a contribution by the automotive suppliers’ industry in Europe to the debate on achieving climate neutrality by 2050, the position of the sector on relevant legislation and suggestions for the way forward. >>Find out more

CLEPA Position Paper on Artificial Intelligence

Automotive suppliers play a central role in the development of connected and automated vehicles. Artificial intelligence (AI) applications are becoming more commonly integrated in vehicles: automated driving is the most well-known example, but a broad range of other applications are also being used, such as many vehicle safety functions, comfort functions, advanced driver-assistance systems, connectivity systems, infotainment systems, and others. >>Read more

Automotive Industry Code of Business Conduct in view of COVID‐19


CLEPA (the European Automotive Suppliers’ Association) and ACEA (the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association) have jointly adopted a ‘Code of Business Conduct in view of COVID-19’ to support a rapid and smooth restart of the automotive industry. Read more

25 ACTIONS For a successful restart of the EU’s automotive sector


COVID-19 is having a major impact on the economy, with retail and manufacturing activity crippled without precedence and concerns mounting on consumer sentiment. The European automotive sector, which has been hit particularly badly, proposes a plan comprised of 25 key actions to ensure a strong restart of the sector and the economy at large.  >>Read more

Position Paper on Euro 7/VII

CLEPA supports the further development of standards for pollutant emissions from light and heavy-duty vehicles that improve air quality, environment and health outcomes. As providers of sustainable technology solutions for road transport, we advocate for a regulatory framework that facilitates clean and affordable mobility. Read the position paper.