To help Purchasing and Supplier Quality personnel to recognize their role in ensuring responsible working conditions, we provide training on the issues surrounding global working conditions, as well as how to identify potential risk scenarios that could indicate problems.
FCA US works with NGO’s (Non-Governmental Organizations) and multi-stakeholder groups to develop and maintain processes and tools to identify potential risk and to help in the reduction of human rights violations in the supply chain.
We continue to work with the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) and other automakers and suppliers in developing our industry’s “Global Working Conditions Guidance Statements.” This industry guidance document addresses seven areas of responsible working conditions, including the prohibition of any form of forced or compulsory labor.
FCA US employees from Purchasing, Supplier Quality and Sustainability are engaged in the AIAG Corporate Responsibility Steering Committee, the Global Working Conditions Corporate Engagement Training Workgroup, and the Global Working Conditions Oversight Committee. We have collaborated to develop and provide no-cost, on-line training covering global working conditions, which is available to all suppliers directly through AIAG at this website
Partnering with other automakers and AIAG, we also provide mandatory training to suppliers in high-risk areas at no cost. Suppliers who attend the training are required to cascade the training materials and messaging to their suppliers, delivering these expectations to a broader audience than we could do directly. The training covers multiple aspects of human rights concerns, focusing primarily on forced, compulsory and child labor as well as environmental topics and business ethics.
We continue to develop and provide additional training and tools which will be available at no cost to suppliers through our eSupplier Connect Portal, the required communication channel for all FCA US suppliers and through our course offerings during Supplier Training Week, which is conducted several times each year. In addition, anyone who has identified potential problems can contact our Sustainability Group at firstname.lastname@example.org