Responsible Management across the Value Chain
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is a leading player in the global automotive landscape with unique, world-class capabilities, and a vision built on the historic foundations and strengths inherited from Fiat and Chrysler.
Our guiding values and commitment to excellence - not only in terms of our products, but also for the integrity, transparency and the sense of responsibility with which we conduct our activities - are essential to achieving this vision.
At FCA, sustainability is a way of conducting business that relies on an interconnected and integrated approach to responsibility.
The foundation of a responsible company depends on full awareness of the nature and extent of this interconnection. It lies at the heart of our understanding of how the potential effects of our activities can be mitigated through responsible management and through the transformation of our financial, manufactured, intellectual, social and natural capitals.
Managing our business responsibly requires that we consider all potential implications of our strategic decisions and projects. This approach takes on even greater importance in today’s increasingly competitive landscape, where market conditions are challenging and the mobility needs of customers are changing rapidly.
Over the years, sustainability at FCA has evolved in parallel with the organization, resulting in a well-developed model that is integrated into every aspect of the Group’s activities. The sustainability management process is based on shared responsibility that, beginning with the highest level of management, involves every area of activity and every employee in each of the 40 countries where the Group has a presence.
To ensure tangible long-term value is created for stakeholders, the Group places particular emphasis on the following:
- a governance model based on transparency and integrity
- safe and eco-friendly products
- a full-line product offering
- competitive and innovative mobility solutions
- promoting awareness and effective communication with consumers
- proper management and professional development of employees
- promotion of fair working conditions and respect for human rights
- mutually beneficial relationships with business partners and local communities
- mitigation of environmental impacts from manufacturing and non-manufacturing processes
The Group uses multiple channels, including the corporate website and social networks, to provide up-to-date and transparent information on its sustainability commitments and results.
Sustainability contents of the 2014 Annual Report address aspects identified as being of greatest importance to the Group’s internal and external stakeholders and reports on a selection of key long-term sustainability targets. Additional information relating to the Group’s sustainability commitments is provided in the interactive 2014 Sustainability Report available on the corporate website.
Our Group’s commitment to sustainability has received recognition at the global level from several leading organizations and indices.
In 2014, FCA was included in the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index World for the sixth time with a score of 87/100. The average for all Automobiles sector companies evaluated by RobecoSAM, the specialists in sustainability investment, was 58/100. This result places FCA firmly among the world’s leading companies in terms of combined economic, environmental and social performance.
For the third consecutive year, the Group was recognized as a leader for its commitment and results in addressing climate change. On the basis of transparency in disclosure and performance, FCA was named as a leader in the CDP Italy 100 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) and among the top ranked companies in the Climate Performance Leadership Index (CPLI) 2014. FCA scored 98/100 for transparency in disclosure and was included in The A List: the CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index 2014, which includes companies that have demonstrated a superior approach to climate change mitigation.
During the year, the Group’s position was also confirmed in the Euronext Vigeo Europe 120 and the Euronext Vigeo Eurozone 120 indices, both established in collaboration with NYSE Euronext, which include the top ESG performers based on an analysis of approximately 330 indicators.
FCA is also a member of numerous other leading indices including: ESI Excellence Europe, STOXX Global ESG Leaders, STOXX Global ESG Environmental Leaders, STOXX Global ESG Social Leaders, STOXX Global ESG Governance Leaders, ECPI Euro Ethical Equity, ECPI Emu Ethical Equity, ECPI Global Developed ESG Best in Class Equity, FTSE ECPI Italia SRI Benchmark, FTSE ECPI Italia SRI Leaders, and Parks GLBT Diversity Index.