10 Things to Know about GM’s Sustainability Approach
Our promise is to deliver safer, better and more sustainable solutions for our customers. We are transforming personal mobility and improving communities around the world.
Our vision: Zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion. We believe connectivity, car- and ridesharing, and electric and autonomous vehicles will unlock a sustainable future. We strive to reduce crashes through self-driving vehicles, address climate change through electrification and alleviate congestion through connectivity.
Climate: We believe climate change is real and that lowering emissions is both a social imperative and an economic opportunity. We’re the only automaker to sign the Ceres Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy Climate Declaration.
Energy: We are an energy efficiency leader. We lead all companies in the EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Challenge for Industry to cut energy use.
Renewables: We committed to generate or source all electrical power for our global operations with 100% renewable energy by 2050. By the end of 2018, we’ll be 20% of the way there.
Zero waste: We aspire to achieve zero-waste manufacturing and continue to lead the auto industry-with the most landfill-free facilities that recycle, reuse or convert to energy all their waste from daily operations.
Recycling: If you put all the material we recycle in one year in the beds of extended cab Chevrolet Silverados and parked them end-to-end, they would stretch around the world.
Wildlife habitats: We use our lands to help halt biodiversity loss. We are nearly 80% toward our goal to earn wildlife habitat certification at all of our manufacturing sites by 2020, leading the auto industry.
Volunteerism: Thousands of GM volunteers across the globe participate in impactful projects mentoring youth, conducting food drives, assisting with the disaster relief efforts and more.
Giving: Our global social impact strategy promotes economic growth around the world. We seek to advance STEM education, improve vehicle and road safety, and build sustainable communities.
Responsible sourcing: We made an auto-industry first commitment to source sustainable natural rubber for all of our tires, which will help drive the tire and rubber industry toward net-zero deforestation and uphold human and labor rights.