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Highlights from GM’s Latest Sustainability Report
Highlights from GM’s Latest Sustainability Report

PRESS RELEASE - DETROIT — General Motors’ sustainability approach enables the company to serve its customers and shareholders, increase operational efficiency, mitigate risk and improve the communities where it does business.

Sustainable Brands Hosts Influential Brand Leaders at SB’17 Detroit
Sustainable Brands Hosts Influential Brand Leaders at SB’17 Detroit

PRESS RELEASE - SAN FRANCISO, May 22, 2017 – Sustainable Brands® kicks off its largest community gathering today with Sustainable Brands’17 Detroit at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. Over 2,000 business executives along with their teams from 35+ countries across the globe are attending the conference and Activation Hub. In addition, there is anticipated record breaking livestream viewership in collaboration with Detroit Public Television (DPTV).

GM Works to Set Sustainable Natural Rubber Tires into Motion
GM Works to Set Sustainable Natural Rubber Tires into Motion

PRESS RELEASE - Transforming the global rubber and tire supply chain to create lasting, environmentally sound sustainable rubber production requires a collaborative approach. Through an industry-first commitment to sourcing sustainable natural rubber in its tires, General Motors is helping drive the industry toward net-zero deforestation and uphold human and labor rights.

Maven Gig Accelerates the Freelance Mobility Economy
Maven Gig Accelerates the Freelance Mobility Economy

PRESS RELEASE - Maven Gig provides access to your independent driving gigs, such as GrubHub, Instacart, Roadie and ridesharing services. The Chevrolet Bolt EV will be the initial vehicle offering with free charging at E

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UPS Unveils First Extended Range Fuel Cell Electric Delivery Vehicle
UPS Unveils First Extended Range Fuel Cell Electric Delivery Vehicle

PRESS RELEASE - US 05/02/17 Atlanta, GA   First-of-its-Kind, Zero Tailpipe Emissions, Class 6 Delivery Truck   Uses Fuel Cell to Energize Vehicle Propulsion System   Prototype to Start Street Testing Later This Year

Ford Reveals 5 Fleets for TfL PHEV Pilot, Launches Closed-Loop Aluminum Recycling System
Ford Reveals 5 Fleets for TfL PHEV Pilot, Launches Closed-Loop Aluminum Recycling System

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Ford continues its push to be a global leader in electric vehicles and sustainability with two new announcements. Earlier this year, Ford announced a new multi-million-dollar pilot project in partnership with Transport for London (TfL) to reduce emissions and improve air quality in London through the use of plug-in hybrid (PHEV) transit custom vans that run solely on electric power. The automaker has now revealed the five fleets that will be participating in the program.

Toyota, BMW, Daimler Join Forces to Drive Sustainability in the Auto Industry
Toyota, BMW, Daimler Join Forces to Drive Sustainability in the Auto Industry

COLLABORATION - The auto industry continues to look towards a sustainable future with the development of a new partnership between 10 of the world’s biggest automakers.

Vehicle Scrap finds NEW Life at Flint Training Center
Vehicle Scrap finds NEW Life at Flint Training Center

PRESS RELEASE - Leftover scrap sound-deadening material that insulates a variety of Chevrolet engines is now insulating the walls of the NEW Life Center, a jobs development and training facility in Flint, Michigan. General Motors tested the material diverted from its Rochester Operations facility in New York for building applications. Now more than 200 pieces have been reused, benefitting the environment and community.

Marking World Water Day: Ford Continues Its Water Leadership Goal with New Water Saving Technologies at Chicago Assembly Plant
Marking World Water Day: Ford Continues Its Water Leadership Goal with New Water Saving Technologies at Chicago Assembly Plant

PRESS RELEASE - The Chicago Assembly Plant – home of the Ford Taurus and the award-winning Ford Explorer –implemented efficiency efforts towards the end of 2016 that helped the plant reduce water usage by 13 million gallons last year – expected to be significantly higher in 2017 after a full year of use.   In marking this year’s World Water Day, Ford Motor Company continuously strives to go further in its commitment to water leadership. Ford recently announced its updated manufacturing water strategy, which calls for an additional 30 percent reduction in water use per vehicle from 2015 to 2020, along with a long-term aspirational goal of zero drinkable water use in manufacturing.  

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Ford’s Enhanced PACE Program Could Cut 500,000 Metric Tons of CO2 from Supply Chain
Ford’s Enhanced PACE Program Could Cut 500,000 Metric Tons of CO2 from Supply Chain

SUPPLY CHAIN - Supply chain transparency, management and engagement are crucial components to the transition towards a more sustainable business model and with a growing arsenal of tools and research at their disposal, it’s now easier than ever for brands to engage in transformative activities.

Green Standards Manages Diversion of GM Office Assets; Boosts Crowdfunding Campaign for Urban Farm in Detroit
Green Standards Manages Diversion of GM Office Assets; Boosts Crowdfunding Campaign for Urban Farm in Detroit

PRESS RELEASE -  Green Standards oversees landfill diversion of tens of thousands of GM office assets including in-kind donations to community  More than 30 nonprofits have benefited and 1,500 tons have been diverted from landfill to date Company donation of $4,500 boosts crowdfunding effort for Michigan Urban Farming

Corporate Responsibility Puts Ford Among World's Most Ethical Companies for Eighth Straight Year
Corporate Responsibility Puts Ford Among World's Most Ethical Companies for Eighth Straight Year

PRESS RELEASE - With its focus on being a good corporate citizen, Ford Motor Company has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the eighth straight year – the longest streak for any auto manufacturer.

Toyota, Shell Place Their Bets on Fuel Cells for the Future
Toyota, Shell Place Their Bets on Fuel Cells for the Future

CLEANTECH - While electric vehicles have long been identified as a leading solution to reduce emissions and combat climate change, hydrogen fuel cells are still met with significant criticism. The flammability of the element leaves many skeptical about the feasibility of fuel cell vehicles, but for companies such as Toyota and Shell, hydrogen is the future.

Ford Looks to AI, Biomimicry Solutions to Stay Ahead of the Curve
Ford Looks to AI, Biomimicry Solutions to Stay Ahead of the Curve

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Two new announcements from Ford highlight how the auto and mobility company is harnessing technology to get ahead. With ambitious plans to launch an autonomous vehicle in 2021, Ford has announced that it is investing $1 billion over the next five years in Argo AI, an artificial intelligence company founded by former Google and Uber leaders, to develop a virtual driver system.

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Trending: Auto Industry Giants Invest in New Energy Vehicles
Trending: Auto Industry Giants Invest in New Energy Vehicles

CLEANTECH - In moves that will spur new energy vehicle demand, two new auto industry partnerships provide a look at a low-carbon economy of the future. First, Honda Motor Co Ltd and General Motors Co (GM) have announced ambitious plans to expand pollution-free hydrogen fuel power systems in the US from 2020, a move that will not only create new jobs, but also drive forward the shift away from fossil fuel-dependent vehicles.

How Innovation Could Bring Us to Peak Oil by 2020
How Innovation Could Bring Us to Peak Oil by 2020

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Energy companies are grossly underestimating low-carbon advances with a business-as-usual approach says a new report co-authored by the Grantham Institute at Imperial College London and the Carbon Tracker Initiative. The report also points to the falling costs of electric vehicle and solar technology as having the potential to halt the growth in global demand for oil and coal from 2020, challenging the wisdom of backing fossil fuel expansion.

GM and Honda to Establish Industry-First Joint Fuel Cell System Manufacturing Operation in Michigan
GM and Honda to Establish Industry-First Joint Fuel Cell System Manufacturing Operation in Michigan

PRESS RELEASE - General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) and Honda (NYSE: HMC) today announced establishment of the auto industry’s first manufacturing joint venture to mass produce an advanced hydrogen fuel cell system that will be used in future products from each company. Fuel Cell System Manufacturing, LLC will operate within GM’s existing battery pack manufacturing facility site in Brownstown, Michigan, south of Detroit. Mass production of fuel cell systems is expected to begin around 2020 and create nearly 100 new jobs. The companies are making equal investments totaling $85 million in the joint venture.

Ford Teams Up with TfL to Clean Up London’s Air
Ford Teams Up with TfL to Clean Up London’s Air

COLLABORATION - Ford and Transport for London have announced a new multimillion-pound project designed to help improve air quality in London. The project features a 12-month trial of 20 new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) Transit Custom vans that reduce local emissions by running solely on electric power. The arrival of the new program is well-timed: Just five days into the new year, the City of London surpassed its 2017 air pollution limit, calling major attention to the serious air pollution problems the city currently faces.

Cisco Helps Accelerate Digitization in the Netherlands
Cisco Helps Accelerate Digitization in the Netherlands

PRESS RELEASE - Cisco has launched a targeted investment program called Digital Acceleration Netherlands (DAN), aimed at helping to boost the digitization of the Dutch economy and society. Over the next three years, Cisco will be working closely with the Dutch government, industry and education, through the DAN program and its strategic activities. This program is designed to run in parallel to, and help accelerate the “Digital Agenda for the Netherlands” (which was published by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs in July, 2016). By accelerating the national digitization agenda the Netherlands can grow its GDP, create new jobs and provide innovation and education across public and private sectors.

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Toyota to Participate in Collaborative Research for the Creation of a Hydrogen-Based Society in the United Arab Emirates
Toyota to Participate in Collaborative Research for the Creation of a Hydrogen-Based Society in the United Arab Emirates

PRESS RELEASE - Toyota Motor Corporation has agreed to collaborate with Masdar, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Air Liquide, and Toyota distributor Al-Futtaim Motors in a joint research program to explore the potential of hydrogen energy use in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the creation of a sustainable, low-carbon society. As part of the program, Toyota will begin driving and refueling demonstration tests of the Mirai fuel cell vehicle (FCV) in the UAE from May 2017.

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