Brian Joss – In 2019, FCA took the decisive steps to lay the groundwork for its future growth, to take a leading role in shaping the future of global mobility, and to continue our commitment to value creation for all of our stakeholders.
The 2019 Sustainability Report, which was released this week, provides details of the most relevant social, economic and environmental achievements and long-term targets expressed by the company. FCA works to manage the societal and environmental impacts of its activities and products and to develop innovative solutions to reduce its total environmental footprint. The company embraces its operational responsibility to contribute to the relevant Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) supporting the United Nations 2030 Agenda.
In 2019, the Company further reduced its environmental footprint on a per-vehicle-produced basis at its plants around the world: compared with 2010, FCA accomplished a nearly 40 percent reduction in water use, a 27 percent reduction in carbon footprint and a 64 percent reduction in waste generated.
FCA has committed to key projects that are fundamental to a sustainable future and will further strengthen the business, including:
- In Brazil, FCA started a significant new investment cycle of R$16 billion (approx. €3.4 billion), which will see a renewed product line-up for the Fiat and Jeep® brands and add a new state-of-the-art flex-fuel engine plant, which will become the largest powertrain hub in Latin America.
- In China, FCA launched the all-new Jeep Commander PHEV, the first electrified vehicle of the global Jeep family, which also represents the brand’s entry into China’s rapidly-growing New Energy Vehicle market.
- In Italy, FCA is executing an ambitious €5 billion plan, centered around electrification, with key new products and a new Battery Hub located inside the historic Mirafiori complex in Turin, that will assemble batteries for a growing line-up of electric models.
- For Maserati, FCA is executing a major product-led transformation plan including the launch of new whitespace products as well as several full battery electric and hybridized models.
- In the United States, FCA invested $4.5 billion to expand the capacity of facilities in Michigan and build a new state-of-the-art plant in Detroit that will open later this year producing electrified Jeep models. It’s a commitment that will add 6,500 new jobs in Southeast Michigan.
FCA also enriched the vitality and welfare of the communities where its employees live and work by giving back through employee volunteering and providing financial support of approximately €28 million through charitable initiatives.
As it releases this report, FCA supports a wide range of COVID-19 community initiatives across the globe, including helping install field hospitals, providing food services to school-age children, and supporting the technical, logistical and manufacturing activities for the development of healthcare products, such as ventilators and personal protective equipment (PPE).
Visit www.fcagroup.com to learn more about FCA’s sustainability journey.
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