The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) — a coalition of the nation’s most influential Hispanic community-based organizations — has recognized Chrysler Group for its long-standing commitment to diversity, inclusion and corporate responsibility in the Hispanic community. Chrysler Group is one of only seven companies nationwide recognized for its leadership and commitment demonstrated by its more than 20 years of active involvement with HACR, which celebrated its 25th anniversary this year.
Chrysler Group continues to be an active participant in HACR’s Annual Corporate Inclusion Index, which measures the role of Hispanics in Corporate America. At 15 percent of the nation’s population, Hispanics now represent the fastest-growing group of Americans in several categories: consumers, employees, business owners, taxpayers and voters. The index reviews and evaluates corporate performance providing opportunities for Hispanics in the areas of hiring, procurement, philanthropy and governance.
In addition, in 2003, Chrysler Group was instrumental in HACR’s creation of a unique leadership training program for newly-elected Hispanic public officials in the state of California. The Chrysler/CLCI (California Latino Legislatie Caucus) Elected Officials Training Academy today continues to be held at least twice a year in collaboration with the Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University and the Institute for Local Government. This program offers an intensive learning environment that cultivates key leadership qualities and teaches skills necessary to develop effective and innovative approaches to local governance.
Chrysler Group also participates in HACR’s annual recognition of Young Hispanic Corporate Achievers, which recognizes emerging Hispanic business leaders who are making an impact. Over the years, many Chrysler Group employees of Hispanic origin also have been recipients of this prestigious recognition.