Fiat Group, Early Adopter of the GRI-G4 Reporting Standard, Announces Release of 2013 Sustainability Report
March 31, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Fiat S.p.A. and Chrysler Group LLC today announced the release of the 2013 Sustainability Report, which details the organization’s sustainability initiatives, achievements and targets. This Report marks the third year of combined reporting for Fiat and Chrysler Group on economic, environmental and social aspects, and the first time since Fiat S.p.A. acquired full ownership of Chrysler Group LLC, completing the global strategic alliance process initiated in 2009.
“We have created an organization that is unique and rich with potential at the technical, professional and human level, driven by the spirit and values of an organization intent on distinguishing itself not only in terms of the excellence of its products, but also for the commitment, integrity and transparency with which it conducts its activities,” said Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat S.p.A. and Chairman and CEO of Chrysler Group LLC. “The coming together of Fiat and Chrysler has enabled us to intensify our sustainability-related activities by sharing best practices and leveraging our respective strengths. Our strategy for sustainable mobility is focused on achieving a balance between conventional and alternative technologies that will deliver the greatest benefits for the environment now, while also ensuring that we continue to offer customers affordable products.”
In 2013, the Group continued identification of the most relevant social, economic and environmental areas to be addressed and updated its long-term global targets.
Highlights of the Group’s sustainability achievements for 2013 include:
- Ongoing progress toward reducing CO2 emissions and improving fuel economy of Group vehicles:
- In Europe, 71% of the Group’s Mass-Market and Premium Brand cars have CO2 emissions of 120 g/km or less
- In the US, corporate average fuel economy reached 32.1 miles per gallon (mpg) for passenger cars and 24.5 mpg for light trucks
- Continued leadership in the natural gas vehicle segment in Europe, with a product portfolio of 12 passenger car and LCV models, in addition to the CNG-powered Ram 2500 Heavy Duty pickup in North America
- Continued commitment to addressing mobility needs in areas such as traffic management, alternative mobility solutions and customer engagement in the driving experience
- World Class Manufacturing Gold Level achieved by three additional Group plants
- Focus on workforce diversity and knowledge development as key drivers of innovation
- Continued contribution to the development of self-sustaining local communities in areas where the Group operates, as well as supporting educational opportunities for young people focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics
- Confirmation of Fiat S.p.A. for the fifth consecutive year in the Dow Jones Sustainability (DJSI) World and Europe Indices, and top ranking in the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) Italy 100 and the Carbon Performance Leadership Index (CPLI) Italy 100
Fiat Group is the first automaker to report publicly its sustainability efforts in accordance with the latest release of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standard - the G4 Comprehensive option. The GRI framework is the international standard used by companies for reporting on sustainability. The Report was subject to an assurance audit by SGS Italia S.p.A., an independent certification body, in compliance with the Sustainability Reporting Assurance procedure (SRA), the GRI-G4 guidelines, and the AA1000 APS (2008) standard.
The interactive Report (English) is available at http://2013interactivesustainabilityreport.fiatspa.com and http://www.chryslergroupllc.com/sustainability. The Italian version will be available soon.
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, SRT, Fiat and Mopar 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 Grand Cherokee, Dodge Dart, Ram 1500, SRT Viper 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.