US National Safety Council awards every FCA facility in Mexico for the fourth year in a row
For the fourth year in a row, every facility of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) in Mexico was awarded by the U.S. National Safety Council. The automotive group won 29 awards in 4 categories, according to a statement.
FCA operates five facilities in Coahuila (North Engine Plant, South Engine Plant, Saltillo Assembly Plant, Saltillo Stamping Plant and Saltillo Van Assembly Plant); three in the State of Mexico (Toluca Assembly Plant, Toluca Stamping Plant and a Parts Distribution Center) and one in Mexico City (Corporate Building and Engineering Center in Santa Fe).
“It is an honor that all our facilities were rewarded by the National Safety Council as our employees are the pillar of our company, and this distinction proves that the company is committed to create the best working conditions to avoid any type of incident,” said Bruno Cattori, president and CEO of FCA Mexico.
“In FCA we seek to have the most capable people that can help us to be a World Class company, I feel very honored to have a team that is committed to follow the necessary rules to continue along this path that has made us recipients of numerous awards,” added Jorge Luis Lares, Vice President of Manufacturing of FCA Mexico.
The company was awarded for adding at least one million working hours consecutively without an accident or occupational disease that results in days off or fatalities.
FCA also received awards for significant improvement, which are granted to companies that have an improvement of at least 20% compared to the previous year regarding injuries and illnesses.
The Italian-American automaker also earned awards for a perfect record, reserved for companies that had no injuries or illnesses that resulted in lost days or fatalities throughout the year.
Finally, the award of occupational excellence was granted to facilities that during the whole year recorded injuries or illnesses translated on lost days or fatalities equal to or less than 50% of the average recorded in Labor Statistics by the North American Industry Classification System.
The National Safety Council is a public service organization created in the United States to promote health and safety of people. It was founded in 1913 and has more than 55,000 members between private and public groups.
The council is currently engaged in actions to attack and reduce accidents that could be prevented and that occur more frequently, which include those that occur in the workplace and vehicular accidents. The organization awards companies that have outstanding results in the area of industrial safety.