In 2013, the Group launched a number of initiatives to extend its environmental commitment to the dealer network. In Italy, Group-owned dealerships, with a total surface area of around 105,000 square meters, implemented measures that led to a 5.5% or 6,400 GJ reduction in energy consumption over 2012, reducing CO2 emissions by 685 tons and generating cost savings at the same time. Similar initiatives to improve sustainability are planned for dealers outside Italy.
In the U.S., for the second consecutive year, Chrysler Group managed the Dealer Environmentally Conscious Operations (ECO) Program, which recognizes dealers with a demonstrated commitment to eco-friendly business practices. During 2014, best practices will be shared with the rest of the dealer network via the DealerCONNECT portal.