A benchmark to be proud of.
Since 2001, DiversityInc has compiled a list of Noteworthy Companies for Diversity, recognizing the best diversity-management leaders in the U.S. In 2017, the company added an additional list awarding the Top Companies for Veterans. Since the list’s inception, FCA US LLC has been recognized nine times for the Companies for Diversity list and made the inaugural Companies for Veterans list last year.
This year, FCA US LLC earned spots as a Noteworthy Company for Diversity and Top Company for Veterans.
The honor marked the 10th time the company’s made Noteworthy honors and the second time in a row to be featured a Top Company for Veterans. More than 1,000 companies participated in the evaluation.
DiversityInc notes that 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.
“Events of the past year have demonstrated that decisive ethical leadership is necessary to guide any
organization to success,” said 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.”
Accomplishments by FCA US LLC that helped earn a spot on the list include:
- FCA US LLC received Silver Status as a Michigan Friendly Employer by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency in recognition of recruitment strategies aimed at Veterans
- FCA US LLC 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 LLC also supports various organizations that advance women’s involvement in STEM professions, including Michigan Council of Women in Technology and Society of Women Engineers
Initiatives by FCA US LLC reach out both internally and with their suppliers. The automotive company supports seven business resource groups that collectively pursue opportunities to enhance work culture by focusing on career development of members, celebrating multicultural differences and participate in volunteer, charitable and strategic activities.
The business resource groups are employee-directed, representing various affinity communities, including African-American, Asian, Hispanic, LGBTQ, Native Americans, Veterans and Women.
Externally, FCA US LLC has spent nearly $62 billion on purchases from minority-owned, women-owned and veteran-owned suppliers, including $8.2 billion in 2017.
“FCA US LLC 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.”
To check out the full list of honorees, visit DiversityInc.com.