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Wildlife Habitat Council Recognizes General Motors’ Ongoing Commitment to Biodiversity and Conservation
Wildlife Habitat Council Recognizes General Motors’ Ongoing Commitment  to Biodiversity and Conservation

2 months ago - General Motors’ CAMI Assembly Plant in Canada has received the Wildlife Habitat Council’s highest recognition for overall excellence in corporate conservation, the Gold Program Award. General Motors continues to lead the industry with the most WHC Conservation Certification sites — 75 — and is at nearly 85 percent of its goal to achieve certification at all its manufacturing sites by 2020.

GM Builds Winning Culture with Diversity
GM Builds Winning Culture with Diversity

5 months ago - Culture is everything in today’s agile business climate. General Motors outlines in its latest Diversity & Inclusion Report (www.gm.com/diversity) how it leverages diversity to build an industry-leading workplace of choice that drives business results. “At General Motors, we recognize the power of diversity and the role it plays in sparking ingenuity and creativity,” said Ken Barrett, General Motors global chief diversity officer. “As we continue to face new challenges and innovate new solutions, we know the diversity among us will give the company a competitive advantage in the global marketplace.”

Maven Platform Lets GM Owners Share Cars, Earn Money
Maven Platform Lets GM Owners Share Cars, Earn Money

5 months ago - Maven expands its car-sharing platform to include a peer-to-peer offering that enables owners and eligible lessees to earn money by renting their personal Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac car or truck model year 2015 and newer to driving members. The service is available now in beta in Chicago, Detroit and Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Advanced Software Design Technology Leads GM to Lighter, More Efficient Vehicles
Advanced Software Design Technology Leads GM to Lighter, More Efficient Vehicles

8 months ago - General Motors is committed to building efficient vehicles in a responsible manner, reducing our footprint and strengthening our communities around the world. As part of those efforts, we are the first automaker in North America to use new generative design software technology from Bay Area-based software company Autodesk. The technology is key to vehicle lightweighting, or developing lighter and more efficient vehicles.

Northwest Ohio Wind Farm to power General Motors’ Ohio, Indiana plants
Northwest Ohio Wind Farm to power General Motors’ Ohio, Indiana plants

8 months ago - Officials from General Motors and Starwood Energy Group joined Ohio lawmakers, county officials and local landowners today at a press conference to unveil the Northwest Ohio Wind Farm, a 100-megawatt wind project under construction in Paulding County, Ohio. Power purchased from the wind farm will help offset the power used at General Motors’ Ohio and Indiana manufacturing facilities with clean, renewable energy.

GM, L’Oréal Compete on DOE’s Latest Better Buildings Challenge Swap
GM, L’Oréal Compete on DOE’s Latest Better Buildings Challenge Swap

8 months ago - In season 4 of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Better Buildings Challenge SWAP web series, energy management teams from General Motors (GM) and L’Oréal USA visit each other’s facilities in search of opportunities to reduce their energy use and save money.

EVgo and Maven Gig of GM Announce Nation's First Dedicated Fast Charging Network for On-Demand Drivers
EVgo and Maven Gig of GM Announce Nation's First Dedicated Fast Charging Network for On-Demand Drivers

9 months ago - EVgo, the nation's largest network of public electric vehicle (EV) DC Fast charging stations, today announced an agreement with Maven, General Motors' car sharing brand, to construct a dedicated DC fast charging network available to Maven Gig Chevrolet Bolt EV drivers. This agreement builds upon the success of EVgo and Maven's current pilot programs powering Bolt drivers in seven major US cities. "EVgo is committed to working with fleet EV owners and operators to make charging quick and easy," said Cathy Zoi, EVgo CEO. "Maven Gig EV Bolt on-demand drivers will have access to a dedicated EVgo fast charging network so they can fully charge in the time it takes to eat lunch."

General Motors Highlights Water Management and Reuse Efforts in Mexico
General Motors Highlights Water Management and Reuse Efforts in Mexico

9 months ago - As a company committed to reducing water intensity across its global operations by 15 percent by 2020, General Motors is constantly looking for innovative ways to conserve water and increase efficiencies. This mindset has led the automaker to adopt a circular economy approach to maximizing water reuse in water-stressed regions, such as Mexico.

Cruising Toward a Zero, Zero, Zero Future
Cruising Toward a Zero, Zero, Zero Future

10 months ago - Last week, General Motors announced that it will begin making a production version of the self-driving Cruise AV at its Orion Township assembly plant in Michigan, while roof modules for the vehicles will be assembled at the Brownstone battery plant. The automaker will invest more than $100 million to upgrade both facilities, bringing the company a step closer to its vision for future mobility. “We’re continuing to make great progress on our plans to commercialize in 2019,” said GM President Dan Ammann. “Our Orion and Brownstown teams have proven experience in building high-quality self-driving test vehicles and battery packs, so they are well-prepared to produce the Cruise AV.”

Trending: The Future of Mobility Is Circular
Trending: The Future of Mobility Is Circular

10 months ago - Discussion around the future of mobility is dominated by discourse around the shift away from fossil fuels, but this is only one small part of a more complex conversation. Even clean energy vehicles have impacts on environmental and human health. China’s industry ministry, General Motors and Goodyear are taking these often-overlooked impacts into account by focusing on waste recovery and prevention approaches that seek to establish closed-loop systems.

General Motors Expands Landfill-Free Efforts Globally
General Motors Expands Landfill-Free Efforts Globally

10 months ago - General Motors today announced an expansion of its industry-leading landfill-free program as all of the company’s manufacturing plants in Canada, Mexico and South America now recycle, reuse or convert to energy all waste from daily operations. With the addition of 27 newly certified facilities, General Motors has 142 manufacturing and non-manufacturing landfill-free facilities globally — more than any other automaker.

GM Expands Composting Program at its Global Headquarters
GM Expands Composting Program at its Global Headquarters

11 months ago - General Motors is taking its composting program – one of its most successful examples of circular economy – to a whole new level at its global headquarters located in the Renaissance Center (GMRENCEN) in Detroit. What started as a compost collection program with select restaurants at the RENCEN has now expanded to include participation from all floors and occupants of the complex. Through this expansion, the automaker hopes to reduce its environmental impact and contribute to the city’s revitalization.

CDP: Automakers Must Embrace Disruption to Remain Relevant in Low-Carbon Transition
CDP: Automakers Must Embrace Disruption to Remain Relevant in Low-Carbon Transition

1 year ago - The auto sector is facing a complete overhaul with technological disruption already well underway. In order to remain relevant in the low-carbon transition, automotive companies must rapidly adapt to address technological disruption and environmental regulation. This is the key finding of a new report from CDP, which analyzes 16 of the world’s largest publicly listed automotive companies with a total market capitalization of $790 billion.

Urban Gardens Grow Detroit Communities
Urban Gardens Grow Detroit Communities

1 year ago - Detroit’s urban garden scene continues to grow in impact, bringing neighbors together and supporting the underprivileged with access to healthy produce. General Motors contributed a small part in fueling this movement through the donation of its steel shipping crates repurposed as raised garden beds. Five years later, 2,000 of the automaker’s crates are home to plantings in 33 different gardens. Instead of recycling the metal crates, GM prefers this direct reuse, saving energy and resources while supporting the community. Below is a look at how each of these gardens have taken their impact to the next level over the years.

Tech Giants Dominate 2017 JUST 100 List of Top Corporate Citizens
Tech Giants Dominate 2017 JUST 100 List of Top Corporate Citizens

1 year ago - JUST Capital, a nonprofit research organization, and Forbes have released the 2017 edition of the JUST 100 List, which ranks publicly traded companies in the US on their performance to act on the priorities of the public.

225 Global Investors Team Up to Spur Most Polluting Companies Into Action on Climate Change
225 Global Investors Team Up to Spur Most Polluting Companies Into Action on Climate Change

1 year ago - Climate risk poses a considerable threat to investors, who stand to lose millions If companies fail to address unsustainable elements in their supply chains. Yet despite growing pressure for action, a vast majority of companies have yet to make meaningful changes.

Dell, Lonely Whale Launch Collaborative to Eliminate Marine Plastic Pollution
Dell, Lonely Whale Launch Collaborative to Eliminate Marine Plastic Pollution

1 year ago - An estimated 150 million metric tons of plastic waste are in the ocean today and every year around eight million metric tons more are being added. Earlier this year, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation warned that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans if a more effective system for global plastics is not put into place.

GM Earns Global Leadership in Water Conservation
GM Earns Global Leadership in Water Conservation

1 year ago - Managing company water in a sustainable way can drive both business and community value. CDP, a nonprofit global environmental disclosure platform, listed GM on its Water A-List for effective water management practices implemented around the world. CDP develops the ranking at the request of 827 investors with assets over $100 trillion. Hundreds of companies submit their information for assessment and scoring, with 10 percent making it on the A list. Beyond the environmental benefits, GM sees the following drivers behind industrial water conservation. 1. Reduced risk and increased cost savings and efficiency

Unilever, L’Oréal Raise the Bar on Corporate Climate Action, Topping CDP's A-List
Unilever, L’Oréal Raise the Bar on Corporate Climate Action, Topping CDP's A-List

1 year ago - Global environmental disclosure platform CDP has released the results of its annual tracker of how the largest, most environmentally impactful companies are responding to climate change.

Trending: GM, Dyson Rev Up Efforts to Electrify the Future of Mobility
Trending: GM, Dyson Rev Up Efforts to Electrify the Future of Mobility

1 year ago - Following major electric vehicle announcements from Volvo, Jaguar Land Rover, BMW and Volkswagen last month, General Motors Co. (GM) and, unexpectedly, Dyson have joined the ever-expanding group of automakers and companies dedicated to

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