2011 The Group's Sustainability Report achieves the maximum GRI-G3.1 application level: A+.
2010 The Group's Sustainability Report achieves the maximum GRI-G3 application level: A+.
2009 The Board of Directors also assigns responsibility for sustainability issues to the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee which becomes the Nominating, Corporate Governance and Sustainability Committee. Fiat SpA enters the Dow Jones Sustainability World and STOXX indexes. Fiat SpA receives SAM Gold Class and SAM Sector Mover distinctions. The Code of Conduct is revised to incorporate additional principles of Sustainability and new Group Guidelines are formulated (Health and Safety, the Environment, Business Ethics and Anti-Corruption, Community Initiatives, Data Privacy, Suppliers, Conflicts of Interest, Human Rights and Human Resource Management).
2008 Creation of the Sustainability Unit and publication of the first Sustainability Plan.
2004 Publication of the first Sustainability Report and the first Annual Report on Corporate Governance.
2003 Approval of the first Compliance Program (Legislative Decree 231/2001).
1997 A system of Values and Policies is adopted.
1993 Publication of the first Fiat Group Code of Ethics, subsequently replaced by the Code of Conduct in 2003.
1992 The first Environmental Report is published.
2011 For the fourth consecutive year, Fiat is leader for the lowest CO 2 emissions in Europe at 123.1 g/km (source: Jato Dynamics). In addition, Fiat publishes its 2010-2014 Environmental Plan, which sets targets for water and waste management, biodiversity and atmospheric emissions.
2009 For the third year running, Fiat is named leader for having the lowest CO 2 emissions in Europe at 127.8 g/km (source: Jato Dynamics). Application of the innovative electronic intake valve control system, the MultiAir that guarantees reductions in fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions of up to 25%. Fiat is once again confirmed European leader in the sale of natural gas vehicles, with a market share of 80%.
2006 The Group begins implementation of one of the best manufacturing standards. World Class Manufacturing embraces the entire organization of the factory, with a specific focus on the management of environmental aspects (i.e., the reduction of waste) and their continuous improvement.
2002 Presentation of the MultiJet, an evolution of the Common Rail, that provides improved efficiency and environmental performance (around 50% reduction in polluting emissions compared with the Common Rail) and management of particulate filter regeneration without the need for fuel additives.
1997 Fiat's first production bifuel (natural gas/gasoline) car goes on sale. Natural gas is considered the only true alternative fuel available in the market today.
1993 Fiat introduces the first water-based paint system with post-combuster at its plant in Melfi. Benefits include a significant reduction in Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and 90% recycling of water.
1992 The Group launches F.A.R.E. (the Fiat Auto Recycling project), a system for complete recycling of scrapped cars and reutilization of not only the metal, but all glass, plastics, rubber and other materials used in their construction.
1991 Patent is received for the UniJet electronic injection system that optimizes combustion, lowers fuel consumption and reduces polluting emissions. The UniJet serves as the basis for development of the Common Rail system that becomes the standard for many automakers.
1988 The Croma turbo-diesel is the first car in the world to offer a direct injection engine as standard. This represents a first important step toward more efficient combustion engines and, as a result, lower consumption.
1978 Fiat is the first automaker to adopt the use of PVC bumpers, considered more ecological as they can be recovered at the end of the vehicle life and used to produce coating for car chassis.
2009 FASIFIAT, the healthcare fund in which more than 66,000 white and blue collar workers and their families in Italy are enrolled, begins operation. This fund serves as a supplement to the Italian national health service.
2006 Launch of the "Junior Wellness" health and sport program for employees' children. The program's aim is to spread a culture of sport and promote active participation from early childhood.
2004 The Árvore da Vida (Tree of Life) program is launched in Brazil to promote cultural growth and socio-economic development in Jardim Teresòpolis, the district adjacent to Fiat's manufacturing plant that has a population of about 33,000 people, many of whom live in difficult social and economic circumstances.
1996 Launch of the "Grants and Scholarships" program, still active today, that provides financial contributions to children of employees who have achieved the best academic results.
1978 The Sisport sports and recreation center is opened for Group employees and their families. Sisport becomes the owner of all Fiat sport facilities and collaborates with CEDAS to promote events and initiatives. The CEDAS centers (Centri di Attività Sociali) are associations that promote and coordinate cultural, recreational and sporting activities for employees and families of Fiat Group and other member companies.
1950 The long-term service bonus is established which represents supplemental pension for Fiat employees with 30 or more years of service. Fiat sets up nursery schools next to its principal plants, providing full care for children up to the age of 6. As the availability of public facilities was expanded in subsequent years, the services offered by Fiat nursery schools were replaced by agreements made by several Group companies with public facilities. In 2007, Fiat establishes the largest company-operated nursery school in Italy, Mirafiori Baby.
1949 Over a period of several years, Fiat builds approximately 4,500 housing units nears its main plants that are allocated to employees free of charge or at reduced rental terms based on pre-established criteria. Subsequently, many of these units are also purchased by the tenants.
1945 MALF (Mutua Aziendale Lavoratori Fiat) is created to provide employees full access to healthcare services, through outpatient centers and specialized facilities. In 1969, MALF became part of INAM (Istituto Assicurazione contro le Malattie).
Fiat purchases Ville Roddolo in Turin to serve as a nursing and rest home for current and retired employees with 20 or more years of service, where they are provided free food, lodging and healthcare. A few years later, a convalescent home is created for employees as well as a boarding school to provide education to their children while they are receiving care. Ville Roddolo was recently sold to private operators, while healthcare services for ex-employees who were resident at the time of the sale were continued. During and immediately after the War, services provided by Fiat to employees supplement lacks in public services. The assistance office provided linens and shoes, as well as serving some 100,000 meals per day through Fiat kitchens.
Employee healthcare services, summer holiday camps and the Fiat training school are established.