Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram Earns Awards for Diversity, Veterans

By Justin Cupler | May 9th, 2018

 

The editors of DiversityInc magazine have named the parent company of our own Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram brands, FCA US LLC, to the magazine’s 2018 list of “Noteworthy Companies for Diversity” and to the list of “Top Companies for Veterans.” FCA has a longstanding, enterprise-wide commitment to diversity and inclusion to support a work culture where all employees are involved, counted, and respected. Consider purchasing your next vehicle from a company that values its employees and puts them front and center. Check out our inventory of new cars, trucks, and SUVs to start shopping with us today.

“FCA US has a longstanding, enterprise-wide commitment to diversity and inclusion while promoting a work culture where all employees and business partners are engaged, included, and respected,” said Barb Pilarski, Head of Human Resources, FCA US LLC. “Our pledge to our employees, our dealers, our suppliers and our customers is to ensure that diversity and inclusion is an everyday practice in our workplace. We value the recognition and feedback we receive from influential organizations like DiversityInc.”

This is the 10th year FCA has earned a place among the magazine’s top 50 or most noteworthy companies for diversity since the benchmarks were established in 2001. This is also the second consecutive year that FCA earned a position on the magazine’s top companies for veterans list, which was established in 2017.

These annual benchmarks recognize the best diversity-management leaders in the U.S. Selected companies excel in such areas as hiring, retaining and promoting women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBTQ employees, and veterans, as well as programs that support supplier diversity, DiversityInc notes.

More than 1,000 companies participated in the 2018 evaluation, but these are the features that set FCA apart from the crowd:

  • FCA US received Silver Status as a Michigan Friendly Employer by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency in recognition of recruitment strategies aimed at Veterans
  • FCA US achieved a 100 percent rating on Human Rights Campaign’s 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), which rates employers on their LGBTQ workplace policies and benefits. The Company has attained a 100 percent CEI rating 11 times since the benchmark was established in 2002
  • FCA US also supports various organizations that advance women’s involvement in STEM professions, including Michigan Council of Women in Technology and Society of Women Engineers

FCA supports seven business resource groups representing a range of affinity communities, including African-American, Hispanic, Asian, LGBTQ, Veterans, Native Americans, and Women. These employee-directed groups are each assigned an executive sponsor, and individually and collectively pursue initiatives that enhance the FCA work culture by focusing on career development of members, celebrating multicultural differences, and bringing value to the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram brands and external communities through volunteer, charitable, and strategic activities.

“Events of the past year have demonstrated that decisive ethical leadership is necessary to guide any organization to success,” notes Luke Visconti, founder and CEO of DiversityInc. “Successful leaders hold themselves accountable to be culturally competent, a skill that requires constant learning. DiversityInc Top 50 and Noteworthy companies have a metrics-evidenced ability to treat people more fairly than other large companies. They also have a greater-than-average return for their shareholders.”

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