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Pursuing the highest standards

Maintaining high standards of health and safety calls for an ongoing investment of resources and energy by the Group so that the best working conditions are ensured at every plant and in every country of operation around the world.

By expanding a management system based on standardized methods and procedures, established centrally and certified by an authorized certification body, the Group can bring its safety requirements to countries where government standards may be less stringent. With this aim we have continued to pursue our worldwide commitment to adopt the Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) certified in conformance with the OHSAS 18001 international standard.

This provides for a uniform approach in the different plants as well as consistency in the production processes of the sites across the world. By 2014, all Group plants operating in 2012 will be OHSAS 18001 certified.

Spending on Occupational Health and Safety

Fiat Group worldwide

Spending on Occupational Health and Safety(1) (€ million) 194 168 270
Percentage of personnel costs(2) 2.1 1.8 (3) 3.5

(1) Includes spending on improvements to safety and working conditions (improvements to facilities, worker protection, inspections of plants and the working environment) and to employee health (health care costs).
(2) Personnel costs totaled €9,352 million in 2013, €9,110 million in 2012, €7,629 million in 2011.
(3) Data differs from that reported in 2012 Sustainability Report due to adjustment to the calculation methods of personnel costs.

OHSAS 18001 certifications

Fiat Group worldwide

Plants certified (no.) 110 107 103
Employees working at certified plants (thousands) 147(4) 123 121

(4) Coverage includes employees working at manufacturing plants as well as nearby facilities (e.g. offices).