AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ —
— Prestigious list ranks leading organizations promoting Hispanic diversity in the workplace
— Company ranked in top tier of 60 leading organizations for promoting supplier diversity
— Recognition validates Companys enterprise-wide approach to diversity
Chrysler Group LLC once again has been named to Hispanic Business magazines Diversity Elite 60, a list of the nations top organizations that promote and model diversity in the workplace. This is the second consecutive year Chrysler has earned this recognition.
The 60 organizations included on the Diversity Elite 60 are ranked according to their performance on more than 32 variables that measure a companys commitment to Hispanic hiring, promotion, marketing, philanthropy and supplier diversity. As part of its overall score, Chrysler ranked in the top tier of the 60 leading organizations for its programs promoting supplier diversity.
To compile its 2010 Diversity Elite Scorecard, Hispanic Business received input from top Fortune 1000 companies, American subsidiaries of Global 500 companies, and large U.S. public and private companies. According to Hispanic Business, companies on the Diversity Elite 60 list went well beyond workforce diversity initiatives and implemented strategies to reach more Hispanic customers and increase their businesses with minority- and Hispanic-owned suppliers.
“Companies on the list met or exceeded criteria in diversity measures including: board and leadership, recruitment, retention and promotion, marketing and community outreach and supplier diversity,” Hispanic Business noted.
“This recognition is validation of Chryslers enterprise-wide approach to diversity,” said Lisa J. Wicker, Director -Talent Acquisition, Global Diversity and Training & Development, Chrysler Group LLC. “Chrysler is gratified that Hispanic Business appreciates the value and substance of our commitment to developing one united, diverse team at our Company.”
About Chryslers Leadership Commitment to Diversity
Chrysler historically has been a leader in promoting diversity throughout its enterprise. The Company was named one of the “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers” by Working Mother magazine 12 times, and has been recognized four times by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation as one of the countrys leading corporations supporting diversity.
Early in 2010, CEO Sergio Marchionne assumed the role as executive sponsor of Chryslers Global Diversity Council and reaffirmed the commitment of Chryslers leadership team to the values and principles of diversity.
“Culture is the fabric that holds organizations together. It is not just an ingredient for success; it is the essence of success itself,” Marchionne wrote. “This is why my leadership team and I are committed to creating an atmosphere where all of our people feel respected and valued, because every person plays an important role in shaping our future, including employees, our supply base, our marketing and our dealer network. Chrysler Group LLC and its people have a future with promise. We will reach the full measure of that promise only as one, united diverse team.”
About Hispanic Business Media
Now celebrating thirty years as an award-winning publishing and information services company, Hispanic Business Media is the nations leading source of information for and about Hispanic professionals and entrepreneurs. Hispanic Business magazine is the companys flagship publication. Other entities include www.HispanicBusiness.com, www.HireDiversity.com, HispanTelligence(R), and Hispanic Business Events including the Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Gala (EOY) and the Woman of the Year Awards Gala (WOY).
About Chrysler Group LLC
Chrysler Group LLC, formed in 2009 from a global strategic alliance with Fiat Group, produces Chrysler, Jeep(R), Dodge, Ram Truck and Mopar(R) vehicles and products. With the resources, technology and worldwide distribution network required to compete on a global scale, the alliance builds on Chryslers culture of innovation – first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925 – and Fiats complementary technology – from a company whose heritage dates back to 1899.
Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich., Chrysler Group LLCs product lineup features some of the worlds most recognizable vehicles, including the Chrysler 300, Jeep Wrangler and Ram Truck. Fiat will contribute world-class technology, platforms and powertrains for small- and medium-sized cars, allowing Chrysler Group to offer an expanded product line including environmentally friendly vehicles.
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