SILVER SPRING, MD, AUGUST 15, 2017 – Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) announces FCA US LLC as its newest member, joining General Motors, Toyota and 80 other national and international companies who are committed to managing their lands to support sustainable ecosystems and the communities that surround them.
Through WHC membership, FCA US will work with WHC to restore and enhance wildlife habitat at select FCA US properties across North America. The automaker’s conservation activities will be part of the collective positive impact of WHC members around the globe, currently in 48 U.S. states and 18 countries.
“FCA has long been recognized among the world’s leading companies for combined economic, environmental and social performance,” said Margaret O’Gorman, President, Wildlife Habitat Council. “As such, we share in the belief that corporate conservation is vital to advancing biodiversity, and we look forward to working with FCA US to continue to take a leading role in maintaining ecosystems while engaging employees and furthering community relations.”
“Our membership in the Wildlife Habitat Council reflects FCA’s approach to biodiversity, which combines employee engagement with a deep commitment to conserving our natural resources,” said Greg Rose, Director, Environmental Health and Safety, FCA US LLC. “The FCA US headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan is a perfect example of how corporate lands can be conceived and developed with nature and wildlife in mind.”
When the Chrysler World Headquarters and Technology Center (CTC) was designed more than 25 years ago, one of the specific goals in the master plan was to preserve the natural environment. Today, the automaker manages the 504-acre site to ensure the freshwater ponds, the 100-acres of natural wetlands, riparian areas, and grasslands are preserved. The expansive wooded setting is home to a wide variety of wildlife species, including great blue herons, double-crested cormorants, wood ducks, cottontail rabbits, Blanding’s turtles, Monarch butterflies and bats.
The FCA US headquarters has been certified by WHC Conservation Certification since April 2015.
About Wildlife Habitat Council
Wildlife Habitat Council partners with corporations, their employees, fellow conservation organizations, government agencies and community members to recognize and encourage wildlife habitat projects for conservation, education and recreation. Our members are environmental leaders at local, national and global levels, voluntarily managing their lands to support sustainable ecosystems and the communities that surround them. Since 1988, WHC has certified more than 1,000 habitat enhancement and conservation education programs worldwide. To learn more, visit www.wildlifehc.org or follow @WildlifeHC on Twitter.
About FCA US LLC
FCA US LLC is a North American automaker based in Auburn Hills, Michigan. It designs, manufactures, and sells or distributes vehicles under the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram, FIAT and Alfa Romeo brands, as well as the SRT performance designation. The Company also distributes Mopar and Alfa Romeo parts and accessories. FCA US is building upon the historic foundations of Chrysler Corp., established in 1925 by industry visionary Walter P. Chrysler and Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino (F.I.A.T.), founded in Italy in 1899 by pioneering entrepreneurs, including Giovanni Agnelli. FCA US is a member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. (NYSE: FCAU/ MTA: FCA).
FCA, the seventh-largest automaker in the world based on total annual vehicle sales, is an international automotive group. FCA is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FCAU” and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario under the symbol “FCA.”
For More Information
Monica Keller | Wildlife Habitat Council | 240.247.0930
Kaileen Connelly | FCA US LLC | 248.512.2927