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Report created by Hamilton Anderson

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

SECTIONS :  Sustainability    Evaluation  •  Progress  •  Watch  •  Overview

 

Company Activity

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is a global automotive group engaged in designing, engineering, manufacturing, distributing and selling vehicles, components and production systems worldwide through more than 100 manufacturing facilities and more than 40 research and development centers. 

In December 2019, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. and Peugeot S.A. (PSA) signed a 50/50 merger of their businesses. The proposed combination of FCA and PSA officially became Stellantis on January 14, 2021, and is to be the world’s fourth largest automaker by volume, the third largest by revenue, and an industry leader within the new era in sustainable mobility. 

There are 16 automotive brands and 2 mobility service companies associated with Stellantis: Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Citroën, Dodge, DS Automobiles, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Jeep, Lancia, Maserati, Mopar, Opel, Peugeot, Ram, Vauxhall, and Free2Move & Leasys.

Prior to the Stellantis merger, FCA headquarters was located in the UK, but Stellantis will now operate primarily out of the Netherlands.

Company Sustainability Activity

Prior to the Stellantis merger, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and Peugeot S.A. (PSA) were automotive companies dedicated to sustainable mobility. 

FCA is committed to operating sustainably and to do so meaningfully, they involve all levels of their company in each of the 130 countries they operate within, and promote environmental and social responsibility among their suppliers.

FCA has recognized that their environmental and social activities have influenced their aspiration to grow as well as their dedication to positively impact the world. They will continue to incorporate sustainability into their business structure, respect others, and give back to the community via initiatives and community service. 

FCA’s long standing commitment has earned them a place in notable sustainability indexes and key awards within the automotive industry. PSA, like FCA, has a similar success story with their sustainable actions and initiatives and has been listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for three consecutive years. 

The merger of FCA and PSA, in terms of sustainability, just makes sense. The two companies are both oriented toward similar goals, have proven their commitment to achieve those goals, and are ready to ring in the new era of sustainable mobility.

Due to how recent the merger was, there is not a single sustainability report for Stellantis. Instead the 2019 sustainability report for FCA will be referenced throughout the sections below and the CSR report for PSA can be found in the “Further Reading” section.

Highlights

  • FCA reduced their environmental footprint on a per-vehicle-produced basis at their plants around the world. Compared to 2010, they accomplished a 40% reduction in water withdrawal, a 27% reduction of their carbon footprint, and a 64% reduction in generated waste.
  • In 2019 FCA presented 7 new electric models to their global fleet.
  • FCA met or is on track to meet all of their 2019 targets.

Targets

Corporate Governance and Values

  • Demonstrate continued relevance of Group’s sustainability performance to financial and non-financial stakeholders through global and regional recognition
  • Expand and innovate dialogue on sustainability topics to reach an increasing number of internal and external stakeholders worldwide
  • Incorporate sustainability targets in individual performance goals to drive behaviors in support of sustainability culture and values
  • Adopt, maintain and improve systems and processes designed to eliminate human rights related risks across the Group and implement remedial actions, in accordance with local constraints and requirements
  • Prevent and manage emerging risks to ensure business continuity and minimize economic, environmental and social impacts, both internal and external

Information and Communication Technology

  • Support FCA digital transformation for smart manufacturing, digital workplace and virtual sales experience

Employees

  • Leverage diversity as a key asset and monitor equal opportunity implementation worldwide through Human Resources processes, to build a complete skill set and value everyone’s contribution
  • Increase work-life balance opportunities to maximize employee satisfaction and effectiveness
  • Strengthen local community involvement through regional implementation of corporate volunteer programs, based on local needs, policies and constraints
  • Conduct people satisfaction surveys on a regular basis to monitor and improve effectiveness in talent acquisition, development and retention
  • Provide long-term, performance-related incentive plans and development programs at the regional level, in accordance with local requirements and constraints
  • Develop new initiatives and channels to increase employee contribution to the Group’s sustainability profile

Occupational Health and Safety

  • Achieve continued reduction in injury Frequency and Severity Rates, with ultimate goal of zero lost time injuries for all Group plants
  • Expand the company’s Health Promotion Program (HPP) to all plants worldwide, in line with local needs and constraints, to promote healthy lifestyles and safe working environment
  • Achieve OHSAS 18001 certification for all Group plants operating worldwide

Community

  • Advance youth education and training, with particular emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math programs, including initiatives that address innovation, mobility and environmental issues
  • Serve as a catalyst to help enhance the self-sustaining social-economic development of local communities

Product

  • Achieve 40% reduction in CO2 emissions vs 2006 for mass-market cars sold in Europe, according to EU regulation requirements by 2020
  • Achieve at least 5-15% improvement in fuel economy for major renewals of FCA US vehicles compared with replaced vehicles/models by 2020
  • Actively pursue actions in support of the U.S. EPA/NHTSA industry goal of 54.5 mpg by 2025
  • Develop electric/hybrid technologies, focusing on solutions that are economically viable, competitive in the marketplace, and beneficial to society
  • Maintain a wide offering of CNG models in Europe, promote technological innovation and retain significant position among leaders in Europe
  • Reduce CO2 emissions by 30% vs 2008 on entire Maserati product range by 2020
  • Pursue research, advance development and delivery of new sustainable connectivity and mobility solutions that are economically viable for the Group and our customers
  • Offer new products (vehicles and components) with environmental performance certification through integration of ISO 14040/14044-compliant Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodologies
  • Minimize environmental impact of materials used in vehicles
  • Increase the use of renewable and recyclable materials in next generation vehicles with a focus on recycling and substitution opportunities for critical raw materials
  • Outperform European Union reuse/recycling quota target (85%) and reuse/recovery quota target (95%).
  • Improve efficiency in management of End-of-Life Vehicles (ELVs) and exceed minimum regulatory requirements with expansion of qualified and certified ELV network in relevant markets

Customer Focus

  • Continue to focus on vehicle occupant safety through advanced solutions encompassing all safety aspects while: 
    • Adapting to the rapidly changing regulatory requirements and third-party ratings in all regions
    • Maintaining high levels of structural crashworthiness while introducing Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) such as Automatic Emergency Brakes (AEB) and Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
    • Offering modular architectures, innovative and efficient restraint systems and providing technically advanced active safety systems for mass-market vehicles including global applications
    • Continue to be an industry leader in user-centered HMI design approaches for all safety system customer interfaces
  • Achieve top quartile competitive position for vehicle portfolio, leading to increased customer loyalty and advocacy for our products based on applicable regional benchmarks
  • Support and engage existing and potential customers through a global Customer Care platform and dedicated initiatives or channels
  • Achieve customer service levels performing region
  • Support customer experience within the dealer network by focusing on personnel development and quality management programs

Production

  • Achieve 32% reduction in CO2 emitted per vehicle produced vs 2010 at mass-market vehicle assembly and stamping plants worldwide by 2020
  • Achieve 30% reduction in energy consumed per vehicle produced vs 2010 at mass-market vehicle assembly and stamping plants worldwide by 2020
  • Use electricity generated from renewable sources for 100% of purchased electricity supplied from the grid and consumed by mass-market vehicle plants in the EMEA region by 2020
  • Achieve 40% reduction in water consumed per vehicle produced vs 2010 at mass-market vehicle assembly and stamping plants worldwide by 2020
  • Maintain water recycling index over 95% at all FCA plants worldwide
  • Achieve 14% reduction in waste generated per vehicle produced vs 2010 at mass-market vehicle assembly and stamping plants worldwide by 2020
  • Achieve 54% reduction in hazardous waste generated per vehicle produced vs 2010 at mass-market vehicle assembly and stamping plants worldwide by 2020
  • Achieve up to 98% waste recovery at Group plants worldwide, with specific targets for each company by 2020
  • Achieve 25% reduction in Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) emitted per square meter painted vs 2010 at mass-market vehicle assembly and stamping plants worldwide by 2020
  • Achieve Environmental (ISO 14001) and Energy (ISO 50001) certification for all Group plants operating worldwide
  • Extend World Class Manufacturing (WCM) program to 99% of Group plants operating worldwide and achieve bronze, silver, gold or world class award performance level for 100% of plants in WCM program

Logistics

  • Enhance logistics operations through optimization of feet characteristics and application of methodologies designed to reduce the impact of freight and vehicle movement
  • Leverage existing and emerging processes and technologies to move materials while protecting part quality and the environment

Responsible Sourcing

  • Advance FCA initiatives and external engagements to increase traceability along the FCA supply chain for minerals that may be linked to human rights abuses and increase awareness of business implications
  • Evaluate all Tier 1 suppliers with potential exposure to high environmental or social risks through sustainability audits or assessments.
  • Conduct targeted third-party audits of all strategic suppliers
  • Monitor CO2 emissions of 90-100% of top Group suppliers (representing about 57% of purchases by value) through the CDP supply chain program

Progress

Corporate Governance and Values

  • FCA’s sustainability performance related to product, process, and social aspect management recognized at the global and regional levels, including: 
    • A- on CDP Climate Change assessment 
    • B on CDP Water assessment 
    • Member of 4 sustainability indices including STOXX®, Global ESG Impact, ECPI World ESG Equity, and ECPI Euro Ethical
  • Among the FCA shareholdings held by the Group’s top 200 institutional shareholders, 63% are held by investors that are considered as Highly or Medium ESG sensitive.
  • More than 200 selected internal and external stakeholders involved in the revised materiality analysis through customized materiality surveys as well as focused engagement events. In the last eight years, collected more than 20,000 stakeholder responses through the sustainability survey and more than 4,000 involved in stakeholder engagement live events
  • Sustainability targets incorporated in performance management system for individuals across the organization with responsibility for related projects
  • The human rights self-assessment checklist was included as part of the standard internal audit process, with a coverage of 72% of the FCA workforce worldwide
  • 87 sites identified as potentially exposed to flood risk and reanalyzed according to the flood risk assessment methodology 
  • Globally, the methodology for detection and mitigation of supplier risks started to be applied 
  • Assessed 218 vehicle inventory parking lots located in 34 countries with respect to potential damage risk
  • Insurable environmental exposures assessed and quantified through 82 self-assessed sites, and 25 ad hoc on-site visits conducted as ongoing project of the core loss prevention activity

Information and Communication Technology

  • Developed digital applications to improve efficiency through process innovation 
  • Reduced FCA-owned servers by migrating applications to the cloud leading to technological, financial and environmental benefits
  • Extended digital shopping solutions leveraging virtual and augmented reality

Employees

  • FCA listed in the 2019 Thomson Reuters Diversity & Inclusion Index
  • 7,000 internal opportunities made available to FCA salaried and hourly employees worldwide through a variety of channels, including job posting programs
  • Diverse perspectives, best practices, success stories, professional knowledge and expertise shared across regions through international deployment of about 300 expatriates
  • About 24% of new hires were women, contributing to the female representation in FCA’s workforce
  • About 17% of managerial positions held by women
  • Variety of company programs made available to employees representing opportunities to balance their work and personal life, as well as, foster professional effectiveness and increase well-being
  • About 9,300 employees volunteered worldwide to support local communities, devoting more than 62,000 hours during work time
  • People satisfaction surveys conducted globally: 
    • About 46,000 hourly and salaried employees involved
    • Survey results and key findings under evaluation for development of appropriate actions
  • About 54,000 employees eligible for additional variable pay component defined by trade union agreement upon achievement of the productive targets established in the 2019-2022 period of the business plan
  • About 5,200 employees participated in exchange programs between FCA regions and companies, high-level training, or MBA Executive programs
  • Employees contributed about 2.2 million suggestions to improve business products and processes, increase efficiency and reduce costs

Occupational Health and Safety

  • Reduced injury Frequency Rate for the 13th consecutive year with 0.6 injuries per 1,000,000 hours worked (-14% vs 2018 and -86% vs 2010
  • Injury Severity Rate remained stable for the second year after 11 consecutive years of reduction, with 0.03 days of absence due to injuries per 1,000 hours worked (-77% vs 2010)
  • Health Promotion Program available in 84 plants, with focus on smoking cessation, nutrition education and promotion of a preventive culture through health and/or medical checks
  • 91 plants certified to OHSAS 18001 or new ISO 45001, covering about 95% of manufacturing employees

Community

  • Committed charitable resources for a value of about €19 million ($22.9 million) to support education-related initiatives worldwide 
  • The FCA Foundation supported the launch of the CERN Science Gateway project with a commitment of a total of 45 million Swiss Francs ($49 million) distributed annually through 2022 based on milestone achievements
  • Agreement between FCA and Politecnico of Turin (Italy) extended for the period 2019-2022 (€7.4 million; $8.9 million). More than €1.4 million ($1.7 million) contribution granted to support the Automotive Engineering Master’s degree course in 2019
  • Innovative training courses on digital transformation and robotics launched by Comau in Italy: 
    • More than 3,000 primary and secondary school students participated in e.DO Experience program, aimed at reinforcing robotics and STEM skills
    • 3,500 secondary students attended Robotics License for the development and certification of robotic use and programming skills 
  • More than 5,000 students from disadvantaged areas trained worldwide through the TechPro project
  • About €400,000 ($480,000) in grants from FCA Foundation to support FIRST programs: 114 teams at the elementary, middle and high school levels supported by more than 100 FCA employee mentors in the U.S. FCA donated more than €50,000 ($60,000), with 14 FCA mentors who supported 13 student teams in Canada

Product

  • Reduced CO2 emissions in Europe by 17% vs 2006 and by 23% vs 2000, while increasing product portfolio of mass-market cars
  • Powertrain and technology upgrades for existing products contributed to fuel economy improvements of up to 8% on selected vehicles
  • Product actions that contributed to fuel efficiency include: 
    • 1.3-liter turbocharged engine with engine stop/start technology extended to the 2019 Fiat 500X and 2019 Jeep Renegade 
    • Rear Wheel Drive configuration offered as standard in the 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
    • Aerodynamic and tire rolling resistance improvements integrated into the 2019 Fiat 500X and 2019 Jeep Renegade
  • Launched the all-new Jeep Commander PHEV, a 5-passenger plug-in hybrid SUV developed for China, which is the first electrified vehicle in the global Jeep family.
  • Presented 7 electrified models with the Jeep and Fiat brands in 2019.
  • Announced the development of a Battery Hub in Turin, Italy at the Mirafiori plant beginning in 2020
  • Signed partnerships with Enel X and ENGIE for offering innovative charging solutions and services to FCA customers in Europe
  • Signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Terna, for the joint trialling of sustainability mobility services and technologies in Italy, such as Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G)
  • Announced the selection of HARMAN (Samsung) and Google Technologies for New Global Connected Vehicle “Ecosystem” to deliver faster and fully integrated connected customer experience in more than 150 countries
  • Launched a partnership with the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and the University of Trento (Italy) for the 1st edition of master in Autonomous Driving and Enabling Technologies
  • Leasys, FCA Bank’s long-term car rental company, launched CarCloud renting service for the Italian market allowing customers to exchange the vehicle based on their mobility needs
  • Critical review by a third-party certification firm for compliance verification of the Life Cycle Assessments applied to 2 vehicles.
  • LCAs completed by running 4 comparisons of FCA vehicles.
  • Implementation completed in FCA plants of the Global List of Automotive Process Substances (GLAPS) approach
  • 28 new applications of sustainable materials approved 
  • Began collaborative work on the EU Horizon 2020 Si-Drive and SPIDER projects, at the creation of the next generation of high energy density lithium-ion batteries 
  • Approved SEAQUAL® mild hybrid 2020 launch editions
  • All Group vehicles sold in Europe were 95% recoverable and 85% recyclable by weight
  • Tires collected by dismantlers in Italy resulted in about 29,000 tons being used in recycling activities 
  • 267 dismantlers selected on the basis of environmental and quality criteria to serve the FCA Italian End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) network
  • Monitoring of ELV topics further expanded to 76 markets, also taking into account the arrival of electrified vehicles in the market

Customer Focus

  • Safety First for Automated Driving,” (SaFAD), an organized framework for the development, testing and validation of safe automated passenger vehicles, was published by 11 industry leaders across the automotive and automated driving technology spectrum
  • Opened all-new FCA Safety Center at the Fiat Automotive Center in Betim (Brazil) with a capacity to perform crash tests of up to four tons at 100 km/hour
  • Signed an automotive led, voluntary commitment to incorporate rear-seat reminder technology in new vehicles, to help parents and caregivers remember to check the back seat as they leave a vehicle. FCA then extended this commitment worldwide, across its global passenger-vehicle lineup to 12 of their 2019 and 2020 model vehicles.
  • The Fiat and Lancia FCA brands achieved first quartile placement in the EMEA market and Jeep in the APAC market.
  • 10 total models achieved first quartile placement in global markets. 4 in North America, 2 in EMEA, 3 in LATAM, and 1 in APAC.
  • Provided worldwide customer assistance in 29 different languages 
  • Handled about 44 million contacts worldwide
  • Achieved customer service performance across regions ranging from 67% to 89% call response within 20 seconds
  • Provided more than 5.6 million training hours to sales, after-sales and technical personnel within FCA’s dealer network worldwide 
  • Through the TechPro program, trained more than 5,000 students around the world for jobs in automotive repair centers and dealer networks, providing about 4.5 million hours of training in 7 different languages and offering 750 internships at FCA after-sales centers

Production

  • Reduced CO2 emissions by 27% per vehicle produced at mass-market vehicle assembly and stamping plants worldwide vs 2010 (from 0.61 to 0.45 tons CO2/vehicle)
  • Reduced energy consumption by 17% per vehicle produced at mass-market vehicle assembly and stamping plants worldwide vs 2010 (from 7.3 to 6.1 GJ/vehicle)
  • 16% of total electricity consumption used in Group production comes from renewable sources
  • Reduced water consumption by 40% per vehicle produced at mass-market vehicle assembly and stamping plants worldwide vs 2010 (from 5.0 to 3.0 m3/vehicle)
  • Achieved 99% water recycling index at FCA plants worldwide
  • Reduced waste generated by 64% per vehicle produced at mass-market vehicle assembly and stamping plants worldwide vs 2010 (from 217.2 to 78.5 kg/vehicle)
  • Reduced hazardous waste generated by 59% per vehicle produced at mass-market vehicle assembly and stamping plants worldwide vs 2010 (from 8.2 to 3.4 kg/vehicle)
  • Achieved 95% waste recovery at mass-market vehicle assembly and stamping plants worldwide
  • Reduced VOC emissions by 28% per square meter painted at mass-market vehicle assembly and stamping plants worldwide vs 2010 (from 32.4 to 23.2 g/m2)
  • 95 Group plants certified to ISO 14001, accounting for nearly 100% of total Group industrial revenues of manufacturing employees
  • ISO 50001 certification for plants accounted for 99% of total FCA energy consumption
  • World Class Manufacturing (WCM) program implemented in 96 plants, accounting for 99% of total Group manufacturing cost base 
  • Award performance level achieved in 69 plants (28 bronze, 35 silver and 6 gold level), accounting for 93% of Group plants adopting WCM

Logistics

  • Low-emissions natural-gas powered trucks in FCA’s transport fleet operating in North America and Europe avoided about 2,700 tons of CO2 
  • New projects implemented or expanded to improve worldwide transport operations, such as a new cubing methodology which avoided more than 5,300 tons of CO2
  • Performance and environmental impact of packaging and protective materials improved through projects, such as recycling more than 160,000 wooden pallets and saving about €430,000 ($519,000), while lowering the environmental impact of producing and delivering the pallets

Responsible Sourcing

  • Conflict Minerals policy reinforced to increase supplier accountability. Failure to submit the Conflict Mineral Reporting Template (CMRT) will be taken under executive review and potentially result in New Business Hold
  • Contracted service provider iPoint to increase resources for CMRT instruction and submission
  • FCA supply chain initiatives include: 
  • Delivered training on Conflict Minerals and ethical sourcing to 85 suppliers
  • Engaged with multi-stakeholder groups in proactive and material actions supportive of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Materials
  • 57 audits of FCA suppliers performed, of which 11 were conducted by FCA Supplier Quality Engineers and 46 conducted by third-party auditors 
  • More than 1,100 sustainability self-assessment questionnaires submitted by FCA suppliers, representing about 62% of FCA 2019 annual purchased value (from direct and indirect material suppliers)

Certificates

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

United Nations SDGs Compliance

SDG 1

  • €28 million ($33.8 million) committed to benefit local communities
  • More than 62,000 hours volunteered by employees
  • Árvore da Vida project in Brazil, which provides educational support for young people in Jardim Teresópolis, one of the most impoverished districts in the metropolitan area around the Group’s plant in Betim. The program has helped more than 20,000 people in the local area to date. 

SDG 3

  • FCA strives to obtain a zero injury rate and to maximize employee health and well-being.
  • Work to improve vehicle preventive, active, and passive systems and overall road safety.
  • More than 100,000 hours donating blood by employees.

SDG 4

  • €28 million ($33.8 million) committed to benefit local communities, including efforts to focus on education to empower people and build resilient communities.
  • €450,000 ($543,800) in grants and donations to FIRST Robotics 
  • FCA’s TechPro2 program, which launched in 2008, provides technical and vocational training to young people from disadvantaged backgrounds or underprivileged areas of the world.
  • Árvore da Vida project in Brazil, which provides educational support for young people in Jardim Teresópolis, one of the most impoverished districts in the metropolitan area around the Group’s plant in Betim. The program aims to empower families through education and has helped 23,300 people in the local area from 2004-2019.
  • FCA attracts, develops, and retains employees through inclusion, engagement, challenge, and reward. 
  • Support social inclusion, cultural, and economic development in local communities.
  • FCA contributes to improvements of about 250 public schools in Brazil through the Rota do Saber program, helping about 60,000 students and 2,000 teachers from 2015-2019. FCA invested about €20,000 ($24,200) in the program in 2019.

SDG 5

  • FCA attracts, develops, and retains the best employees through gender inclusion, employee engagement, challenge, and reward.
  • 24% of FCA’s new hires in 2019 were women and 17% of manager positions were held by women.
  • FCA supports social inclusion, cultural, and economic development in local communities.

SDG 6

  • FCA optimizes environmental performance of their production processes. 
  • In 2019 they reduced their water consumption by 40% per vehicle produced at mass-market vehicle assembly and stamping plants globally.
  • They have achieved a 99% water recycling index at their plants worldwide.

SDG 7

  • FCA optimizes environmental performance of their production processes. 

SDG 8

  • Foster a path of resilience and growth in response to ESG goals.
  • €28 million ($33.8 million) committed to benefit local communities.
  • They eliminate human rights risks via internal audits.
  • FCA attracts, develops, and retains employees through inclusion, engagement, challenge, and reward.
  • FCA is listed in the 2019 Thomson Reuters Diversity & Inclusion Index
  • 54,000 employees are eligible for an additional pay component defined by FCA’s trade union agreement. 
  • 5,200 employees participated in exchange programs between FCA regions.
  • Employees contribute suggestions to improve business products and processes, increase efficiency, and reduce costs.
  • FCA supports social inclusion, cultural, and economic development in local communities.
  • FCA promotes social and environmental responsibility among suppliers.

SDG 9

  • Foster a path of resilience and growth in response to ESG goals.
  • Performs risk assessments of FCA sites to floods and other environmental exposure risks.
  • FCA implements innovative solutions to support competitive business activities.
  • FCA supports social inclusion, cultural, and economic development in local communities.
  • FCA minimizes environmental impacts from their products by reducing CO2 emissions and improving fuel economy via powertrain and technology upgrades.
  • FCA offers new services that improve mobility experiences and provides access to affordable solutions.
  • FCA improves vehicle preventive, active and passive systems and overall road safety via “Safety First for Automated Driving” (SaFAD).
  • FCA offers competitive products that meet the needs of customers worldwide.
  • FCA Optimizes environmental performance of production processes.
  • Promotes social and environmental responsibility among their suppliers.

SDG 10

  • €28 million ($33.8 million) committed to benefit local communities
  • Supports social inclusion, cultural, and economic development in local communities.
  • FCA attracts, develops, and retains employees through inclusion, engagement, challenge, and reward.
  • Foster a path of resilience and growth in response to ESG goals.

SDG 11

  • €28 million ($33.8 million) committed to benefit local communities.
  • More than 62,000 hours volunteered by employees.
  • More than 100,000 hours donating blood by employees.
  • Supports social inclusion, cultural, and economic development in local communities.
  • Minimize environmental impacts from their products by reducing CO2 emissions and improving fuel economy.
  • Offer services that improve mobility experiences and provide access to affordable solutions.
  • FCA improves vehicle preventive, active and passive systems and overall road safety.
  • Strengthen relationships with customers worldwide and achieve higher satisfaction.
  • Optimize environmental performance of production processes.
  • Deliver goods and vehicles on time while reducing the environmental impact from transport and packaging.

SDG 12

  • Promote social and environmental responsibility among suppliers.
  • Deliver goods and vehicles on time while reducing the environmental impact from transport and packaging.
  • Optimize environmental performance of production processes.
  • Assess and manage environmental impacts throughout their entire product life cycle.
  • Minimize environmental impacts from their products by reducing CO2 emissions and improving fuel economy.
  • Foster a path of resilience and growth in response to ESG goals.
  • FCA uses 12 guidelines that reflect their commitments to operate responsibly.

SDG 13

  • Foster a path of resilience and growth in response to ESG goals.
  • Minimize environmental impacts from their products by reducing CO2 emissions and improving fuel economy.
  • Offer services that improve mobility experiences and provide access to affordable solutions.
  • Assess and manage environmental impacts throughout their entire product life cycle.
  • Optimize environmental performance of production processes.
  • Deliver goods and vehicles on time while reducing the environmental impact from transport and packaging.
  • Promote social and environmental responsibility among suppliers.

SDG 15

  • Promotes biodiversity conservation in the areas surrounding their sites.

SDG 16

  • Foster a path of resilience and growth in response to ESG goals.
  • FCA attracts, develops, and retains employees through inclusion, engagement, challenge, and reward.
  • FCA operates using a code of conduct and 12 principles for ethical behavior.

SDG 17

  • Foster a path of resilience and growth in response to ESG goals.
  • Engagement with stakeholders using sustainably- focused engagement guidelines.
  • Engagement with employees to promote environmental protection, regional sustainability networks, and awareness programs.
  • Engagement with their supply chain and promotion of competitiveness and productivity of small and diverse businesses.
  • Dedication to business transparency and integrity.
  • Cybersecurity and data protection.

Evaluation

FCA continues to be a sustainable leader with the automotive industry.

They have retained listings on 4 key indices, have been awarded for their innovative products, and contribute to 15 of the UN SDGs. PSA has similar achievements.

FCA’s reporting of their sustainable activity is transparent and easy to follow, as is the report for PSA. However, both would benefit from using key performance indicators (KPIs) to ensure that their sustainable goals can be followed without question.

Given the lack of history for Stellantis’ own sustainable legacy, it is unknown how they will actually perform, but the actions of FCA in their last year as an independent corporation have earned them a “B” in this index.

Analyst Outlook: Neutral

There is no telling what Stellantis’ sustainable legacy will actually be, but with the consistent sustainable achievements of both FCA and PSA Stellantis should be able to retain the progress the two companies have made. 

Credit rating agency, Fitch Ratings, released a public statement after the merger revealing that the financial outlook of Stellantis is stable. With this financial stability Stellantis should have no trouble achieving the same listings, certifications, and awards that FCA and PSA earned, but this remains to be proven.

However, if the corporate transition is smooth there is reason to remain hopeful that Stellantis can become a leader of sustainable mobility.

Key Points

  • FCA’s 2019 Sustainability Report was submitted through an external audit firm, Deloitte & Touche S.p.A. and their report can be found in the final pages of the report.
  • The 2019 report was also prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards, specifically the Comprehensive option.
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