AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
- Company is one of 252 leading employers to achieve a perfect score in the 2013 Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Annual Corporate Equality Index
- Index rates major employers based on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workplace policies and benefits, defining the best-in-class practices for LGBT inclusion in the workplace
- Chrysler Group has achieved a perfect score seven times since the index was established in 2002
According to a report released by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Chrysler Group was one of 252 leading employers to achieve a perfect score of 100 percent on HRC's 2013 Corporate Equality Index (CEI).
The CEI rates employers annually based on their LGBT workplace policies and benefits and reflects equal health care coverage for all LGBT employees and their families. A perfect score indicates a company provides full parity for domestic partner benefits, not only in basic medical coverage, but in dependent care, retirement and other benefits that affect families' financial and medical well-being. Chrysler Group's 100 percent rating also signifies coverage for transgender individuals for medically necessary care — a community the HRC notes has historically been overlooked.
The HRC is the educational arm of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, America's largest civil rights organization, and is dedicated to achieving LGBT equality. The HRC rated 889 employers for the 2013 report, including the entire Fortune 500. The top rated businesses span nearly every industry and major geography of the U.S. This was the seventh time Chrysler Group has achieved a perfect score on the CEI, which was established in 2002.
"All of our employees at Chrysler Group are valued and given the opportunity to contribute to the success of our Company," said Nancy A. Rae, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Chrysler Group LLC. "As an Employer of Choice, Chrysler Group prides itself in creating an inclusive business environment in which all people and ideas are welcome, appreciated and respected."
"This year's CEI also rated businesses' demonstrated commitment to a robust LGBT organizational competency program that enhances an inclusive work environment, a public commitment to the LGBT community in the form of philanthropy, support for LGBT equality under the law, supplier diversity and other efforts aimed at broadly engaging with our community," the report notes. "LGBT people are an integral part of the American workforce and, similarly, the benefits and protections of employment are crucial to our community as we continue to work for full inclusion."
The 2013 Corporate Equality Index 2013 report is available at www.hrc.org/cei.
About Chrysler Group's Leadership Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Chrysler Group has been named one of the "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" by Working Mother magazine 13 times, and has been recognized seven times by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation as one of the country's leading corporations supporting diversity and inclusion. Chrysler Group also has been named to HispanicBusiness magazine's annual Diversity Elite 60 list for implementing strategies to reach more Hispanic customers and to pursue more business with minority- and Hispanic-owned suppliers.
In 2012, the editors of LatinaStyle magazine selected Chrysler Group for inclusion on magazine's 2012 list of the 50 best companies for Hispanic women to work in the U.S., which is considered the most important recognition of efforts by corporate America to promote diversity and provide career advancement opportunities for Hispanic women.
In 2011 and 2012, the editors of DiversityInc magazine named Chrysler Group to the magazine's list of "Top 50 Companies for Diversity." This coveted annual benchmark is comprised of companies the magazine's editors believe are diversity-management leaders.
Chrysler Group also has been named as a Top Supporter of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and other minority-serving institutions. In 2012, the Company was ranked 10th on HBU Connect's list of the top 50 companies actively recruiting HBCU students and alumni.
About Chrysler Group LLC
Chrysler Group LLC, formed in 2009 to establish a global strategic alliance with Fiat S.p.A., produces Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, Mopar, SRT and Fiat vehicles and products. With the resources, technology and worldwide distribution network required to compete on a global scale, the alliance builds on Chrysler Group's culture of innovation, first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925, and Fiat's complementary technology that dates back to its founding in 1899.
Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich., Chrysler Group's product lineup features some of the world's most recognizable vehicles, including the Chrysler 300 and Town & Country, Jeep Wrangler, all-new Dodge Dart, Ram 1500, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 and Fiat 500. Fiat contributes world-class technology, platforms and powertrains for small- and medium-size cars, allowing Chrysler Group to offer an expanded product line including environmentally friendly vehicles.
SOURCE Chrysler Group LLC