AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Chrysler LLC achieved a score of 100 percent by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) in their annual Corporate Equality Index, which measures equality in corporate America for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender employees.
Chrysler has achieved a 100 percent rating for the fourth consecutive year, and is further recognized as a "Best Place to Work" for 2009 by the organization. The Company is one of only two automotive manufacturers to score 100 percent for four consecutive years or better.
"Chrysler is pleased to receive this award as an indication of our efforts to maintain an inclusive environment," said Lisa J. Wicker, Chrysler LLC Director - Global Diversity Office. "Achieving the 100 percent rating for four consecutive years validates the Company's commitment to diversity for all employees."
Since its inception in 2002, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation Corporate Equality Index has provided businesses with a blueprint for establishing and maintaining inclusive workplaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.
About Chrysler LLC
Chrysler LLC, headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich., produces Chrysler, Jeep(R), Dodge and Mopar(R) brand vehicles and products. Total sales worldwide in 2007 were 2.7 million vehicles. Sales outside of North America were the highest ever with an increase of 15 percent over 2006. Its product lineup features some of the world's most recognizable vehicles, including the Chrysler 300 and Town & Country, Jeep Wrangler and Grand Cherokee and Dodge Challenger and Ram. The Chrysler Foundation, the company's philanthropic arm, annually supports hundreds of charitable organizations in the United States and throughout the world. In 2007, the Foundation gave approximately $21 million in charitable donations.