October 21, 2004

DaimlerChrysler and CAW awarded Healthy Workplace Award

Toronto, Ontario – The National Quality Institute (NQI) awarded the prestigious
Healthy Workplace Award to DaimlerChrysler Canada (DCCI) and the Canadian Auto
Workers (CAW) at its yearly gala dinner on Wednesday.

DCCI and the CAW were recognized for their numerous employee initiatives
such as health and safety programs and policies, education and training
programs, on-site health and wellness services and environmental programs and
policies. The NQI award establishes DCCI and the CAW’s healthy workplace
programs, such as Working Toward Wellness at DCCI, as an industry benchmark.

“Protecting the health, safety and wellness of our employees, retirees
and their families is just as much a part of DaimlerChrysler’s corporate
culture as creating break-through vehicle designs,” said Mark Norman,
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of DaimlerChrysler Canada Inc.
“This award is further recognition that when the company and the union work
together towards a common goal, we can achieve world-class results.”

NQI is an independent, not-for-profit organization and is Canada’s
leading authority on the development and sustainability of excellence through
quality and healthy workplace environments. The Healthy Workplace Award
recognizes employers who promote, encourage, support, and offer exemplary
health-related policies and programs in the workplace. To receive the award,
organizations must have fully met the NQI Healthy Workplace Criteria with
documented overall achievements and results. NQI, Health Canada, and health
and wellness professionals from across Canada developed the criteria. The five
criteria for healthy workplaces are: leadership, planning, people focus,
process management and outcomes.

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