TURIN, Italy and AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fiat S.p.A. and Chrysler Group LLC today announced the release of the Fiat S.p.A. 2012 Sustainability Report, detailing the combined sustainability initiatives, achievements and targets of the two organizations.
The Report covers the companies' sustainability efforts at every stage in a vehicle's lifecycle – from design, selection of suppliers and materials, production, logistics, customer experience, vehicle use, through final disposal. The Sustainability Plan communicates progress on the Group's commitments to generate value responsibly with respect to good corporate governance, environmentally responsible products, plants and processes; a healthy, safe and inclusive work environment; and constructive relationships with local communities and business partners.
"Our business philosophy, where product excellence goes hand-in-hand with acting responsibly, involves everyone throughout the entire organization, beginning with top management," said Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat S.p.A. and Chairman and CEO of Chrysler Group LLC. "Nearly 215,000 people around the world put that philosophy into practice every day through their commitment and dedication to making Fiat-Chrysler a strong and competitive group, while never losing sight of our moral obligation to contribute to the well-being of society as a whole and to the construction of a better future."
Highlights of the Group's sustainability achievements for 2012 include:
- Continued leadership on CO2 emissions, as the Fiat brand was recognized for the sixth consecutive year for cars with the lowest average CO2 emissions among the best-selling brands in Europe
- Production launch in the United States of the Fiat 500e, a zero-emission electric vehicle
- Continued leadership in natural gas-powered vehicles in Europe, with 10 models offered by Fiat, and the launch in North America of the Ram 2500 Heavy Duty CNG, the only factory-built natural gas pickup
- Highest safety rating recognitions achieved by the new Fiat 500L, Dodge Dart and Fiat Viaggio
- Further progress reducing the environmental impact of the Group's production processes: CO2 emissions reduced 5.5%, energy use reduced 6.5% and water consumption reduced 13.4% compared with 2011 levels
- Pomigliano d'Arco plant awarded with the Automotive Lean Production 2012 award for being the best lean factory in Europe
- Continued focus on employee health and well-being initiatives, including those addressing work-life balance issues
- More than one million hours of training provided to employees on health and safety topics – an increase of +54% compared with 2011
- €21 million donated to local communities in 2012
- Confirmation of Fiat S.p.A. for the fourth consecutive year in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) World and Europe, and inclusion in the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) Italy 100 and the Carbon Performance Leadership Index (CPLI) Italy 100
The Report confirmed the maximum Application Level (A+) of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3.1 guidelines. It was externally audited and assured by SGS Italia S.p.A., in compliance with the Sustainability Reporting Assurance SGS internal procedure (SRA), with the GRI-G3.1 guidelines, and with the AA1000 APS (2008) standard. The GRI is the most widely used reporting framework for performance on environmental, social and other corporate citizenship issues.
The complete Report can be found at:
http://www.fiatspa.com/en-us/sustainability/Pages/Homepage.aspx and http://www.chryslergroupllc.com/sustainability
SOURCE Chrysler Group LLC