Auburn Hills’ FCA Releases 2019 Sustainability Report

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in Auburn Hills announced ways it is preparing for growth, shaping future mobility, and continuing its commitment to create value in its 2019 Sustainability Report.
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Detroit Jeep plant rendering
The Mack Avenue Engine Complex (above), to be transformed into FCA’s Detroit Jeep plant, is one of the projects the company expects will further its global sustainability and business growth goals. // File rendering

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in Auburn Hills announced ways it is preparing for growth, shaping future mobility, and continuing its commitment to create value in its 2019 Sustainability Report.

The report was released Thursday and provides details for stakeholders on social, economic, and environmental achievements and long-term targets expressed by FCA. FCA is working to manage the societal and environmental impacts of its activities and products and develop solutions to reduce its environmental footprint. Its Sustainable Development Goals are designed to support the United Nations 2030 Agenda.

In 2019, the company further reduced its environmental footprint on a per-vehicle-produced basis at its plants around the world. Compared with 2010, FCA accomplished a nearly 40 percent reduction in water use, a 27 percent reduction in its carbon footprint, and a 64 percent reduction in waste generated.

Key projects that the company says are fundamental for a sustainable future and to strengthen the business include:

  • An investment of $4.5 billion to expand the capacity of facilities in Michigan and to build a new plant in Detroit that will open later this year and produce electrified Jeep models. It will add 6,500 new jobs in southeast Michigan.
  • A new investment cycle in Brazil of about $3 billion that will see a renewed product lineup for the Fiat and Jeep brands and add a new flex-fuel engine plant. This will become the largest powertrain hub in Latin America.
  • The launch of the all-new Jeep Commander PHEV in China, the first electrified vehicle of the global Jeep family, which also represents the brand’s entry into China’s New Energy Vehicle market.
  • A €5 billion plan in Italy centered around electrification with key new products and a new battery hub in the historic Mirafiori complex in Turin that will assemble batteries for a growing lineup of electric models.
  • For Maserati, a product-led transformation plan, including the launch of new whitespace products as well as several full battery electric and hybridized models.

FCA also reported it gave back through employee volunteering and providing financial support of about $30 million through charitable initiatives. In response to COVID-19, FCA is helping install field hospitals, provide food services to school-age children, and support technical, logistical, and manufacturing activities for the development of health care products such as ventilators and personal protective equipment.

The full report is available here.

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