Chrysler Group Earns a Perfect Score for its LGBT Workplace Policies and
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Nov. 14, 2012
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
oCompany is one of 252 leading employers to achieve a perfect score in the
2013 Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Annual Corporate Equality Index
oIndex rates major employers based on lesbian, gay, bisexual and
transgender (LGBT) workplace policies and benefits, defining the
best-in-class practices for LGBT inclusion in the workplace
oChrysler Group has achieved a perfect score seven times since the index
was established in 2002
According to a report released by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Chrysler
Group was one of 252 leading employers to achieve a perfect score of 100
percent on HRC's 2013 Corporate Equality Index (CEI).
The CEI rates employers annually based on their LGBT workplace policies and
benefits and reflects equal health care coverage for all LGBT employees and
their families. A perfect score indicates a company provides full parity for
domestic partner benefits, not only in basic medical coverage, but in
dependent care, retirement and other benefits that affect families' financial
and medical well-being. Chrysler Group's 100 percent rating also signifies
coverage for transgender individuals for medically necessary care — a
community the HRC notes has historically been overlooked.
The HRC is the educational arm of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation,
America's largest civil rights organization, and is dedicated to achieving
LGBT equality. The HRC rated 889 employers for the 2013 report, including the
entire Fortune 500. The top rated businesses span nearly every industry and
major geography of the U.S. This was the seventh time Chrysler Group has
achieved a perfect score on the CEI, which was established in 2002.
"All of our employees at Chrysler Group are valued and given the opportunity
to contribute to the success of our Company," said Nancy A. Rae, Senior Vice
President, Human Resources, Chrysler Group LLC. "As an Employer of Choice,
Chrysler Group prides itself in creating an inclusive business environment in
which all people and ideas are welcome, appreciated and respected."
"This year's CEI also rated businesses' demonstrated commitment to a robust
LGBT organizational competency program that enhances an inclusive work
environment, a public commitment to the LGBT community in the form of
philanthropy, support for LGBT equality under the law, supplier diversity and
other efforts aimed at broadly engaging with our community," the report notes.
"LGBT people are an integral part of the American workforce and, similarly,
the benefits and protections of employment are crucial to our community as we
continue to work for full inclusion."
The 2013 Corporate Equality Index 2013 report is available at www.hrc.org/cei.
About Chrysler Group's Leadership Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Chrysler Group has been named one of the "100 Best Companies for Working
Mothers" by Working Mother magazine 13 times, and has been recognized seven
times by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation as one of the country's leading
corporations supporting diversity and inclusion. Chrysler Group also has been
named to HispanicBusiness magazine's annual Diversity Elite 60 list for
implementing strategies to reach more Hispanic customers and to pursue more
business with minority- and Hispanic-owned suppliers.
In 2012, the editors of LatinaStyle magazine selected Chrysler Group for
inclusion on magazine's 2012 list of the 50 best companies for Hispanic women
to work in the U.S., which is considered the most important recognition of
efforts by corporate America to promote diversity and provide career
advancement opportunities for Hispanic women.
In 2011 and 2012, the editors of DiversityInc magazine named Chrysler Group to
the magazine's list of "Top 50 Companies for Diversity." This coveted annual
benchmark is comprised of companies the magazine's editors believe are
Chrysler Group also has been named as a Top Supporter of Historically Black
Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and other minority-serving institutions. In
2012, the Company was ranked 10th on HBU Connect's list of the top 50
companies actively recruiting HBCU students and alumni.
About Chrysler Group LLC
Chrysler Group LLC, formed in 2009 to establish a global strategic alliance
with Fiat S.p.A., produces Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, Mopar, SRT and Fiat
vehicles and products. With the resources, technology and worldwide
distribution network required to compete on a global scale, the alliance
builds on Chrysler Group's culture of innovation, first established by Walter
P. Chrysler in 1925, and Fiat's complementary technology that dates back to
its founding in 1899.
Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich., Chrysler Group's product lineup features
some of the world's most recognizable vehicles, including the Chrysler 300 and
Town & Country, Jeep Wrangler, all-new Dodge Dart, Ram 1500, Jeep Grand
Cherokee SRT8 and Fiat 500. Fiat contributes world-class technology, platforms
and powertrains for small- and medium-size cars, allowing Chrysler Group to
offer an expanded product line including environmentally friendly vehicles.
SOURCE Chrysler Group LLC
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