In some countries, such as the USA, interest representation on social issues is managed separately by each CNH Industrial legal entity, which deal directly with governments, institutions, and trade unions.
CNH Industrial has well-established processes in place to ensure that the Company’s interest representation with US government bodies is in accordance with applicable laws and government ethics and disclosure rules. In other countries in Europe, these activities are carried out by the industrial and employers’ associations representing each legal entity, such as the Bundesvereinigung der Deutschen Arbeitgeberverbände (BDA) in Germany, and the Mouvement des Entreprises de France (MEDEF) in France.
These associations are designed to protect the interests of their members, and to represent them in social dialogue with key political and administrative institutions, trade unions, and other groups, both locally and nationally. CNH Industrial in Latin America is committed to collaborating and maintaining an open dialogue with numerous organizations.
The Company is an active member of the principal trade associations within the Region, and regularly participates in both national and international roundtables, in the firm belief that contributing to public policy development is an essential requirement for any responsible company. This dialogue focuses on economic issues, such as the performance of CNH Industrial subsidiaries, factors relating to growth and other general topics, labor policies (flexibility, training, and pension schemes), and specific requirements associated with manufacturing and commercial activities.
In APAC, several CNH Industrial subsidiaries are members of industry associations within their sector, representing the interests of their members on labor and other issues, according to the country’s specific legal and best practice framework. Furthermore, several APAC countries undertake proactive and conscious actions to build positive relationships with external stakeholders such as government, labor authorities, education authorities and schools, hospitals, and various local institutions.
These relationships are not only business related; they also focus on topics of general interest like family issues, health, safety, and social awareness.