Respect, engagement and dialogue: these are the values that guide our actions in the local communities where we operate.
FCA operates under the fundamental belief that the company has a moral responsibility to contribute positively to the greater community.
This belief is deeply embedded in the corporate culture and motivates us to
evaluate the needs and expectations of the communities where we operate and encourages us to
dialogue with stakeholders. In 2016,
we allocated more than €24 million to communities. These resources were used to
promote a wide variety of projects: educational and cultural activities, social interventions, initiatives for the disadvantaged or those in need as well as help for populations struck by natural disasters.
During 2016, FCA employees volunteered roughly 200,000 hours during work time to support the communities where they live and work.
We work hard to foster the development and well-being of local communities.
We pursue this objective by making the most of local resources,
promoting collaboration and encouraging independence and growth. The
Árvore da Vida program was created from this premise. Launched in Brazil in 2004, its objective is to
improve living conditions and
support the economic, social and cultural development of the local area.
In North America, FCA engages in a number of robust and innovative programs in the communities where we operate.
A portion of FCA’s charitable activities is managed by
the FCA Foundation, which supports many charitable and community-based local and global organizations. U.S. and Canadian workers also continue to support the
United Way, a non-governmental organization which is committed to
improving living conditions in local communities. Our commitment to promoting
educational and training programs is essential and substantial. The goal of these programs
is to offer young people technical and personal skills to be more effective in
facing the career challenges in their future.
TechPro2 is the international educational project backed by FCA in association with the Salesian Professional Training Center. The project is geared toward young people from socially disadvantaged areas. It gives them a chance to participate in a
specialized training program that will help them seek employment in the Group's technical service network.
First Robotics is another
program supported by the Group which
helps students in the U.S. and Canada
hone their skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. By encouraging interest in these critical fields at a young age, the Group is helping develop the technical skills necessary for the workforce of the future.