By monitoring environmental performance through the use of appropriate technical indicators, the Group is able to measure the benefits and effectiveness of initiatives implemented, plan actions for improvement and set new and more challenging targets.
By means of the Standard Aggregation Data application¹, monitoring of environmental performance and its alignment with the commitments in the Environmental Plan continued, as did the performance level comparison among the various production sites of the Group and competitors. In 2013, current applications will be replaced with a new, more flexible software offering further innovative functions for data management.
Normalized environmental performance indicators are presented, in addition to the absolute values that are directly correlated to production volumes, in order to ensure comparability of the data from year to year and allow evaluation of operational trends. Due to the variety of very different production lines in the company (vehicles, engines, components, etc.), it is not possible to present normalized data at the group level. Also, within certain sectors (for example, Teksid and Fiat Powertrain) the different production lines require the adoption of a number of normalization parameters.
Data for Chrysler Group is only available starting from 2010. Accordingly, Fiat Group data has been restated to include Chrysler Group as of 2010 to ensure uniformity of scope. For the same reason, sectors demerged into Fiat Industrial were excluded from the years 2010 and 2009.(1) For the collection of data, Chrysler employs several similar applications. In 2013, a single application will be used throughout the Group.
For the purposes of consistency with the scope of Fiat Group Automobiles, when “Chrysler” is indicated, the scope covers Chrysler Group assembly and stamping facilities; other remaining facilities (powertrain, foundry, etc.) are covered by “Chrysler others.”