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S&P Global Platts recently named GM a finalist in the 21st annual Global Energy Awards. GM is a finalist in the Corporate Award – Green Initiatives category. The 2019 winners will be announced at a ceremony December 12 in New York City. Established in 1999, the S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards highlight corporate and individual innovation, leadership and superior performance in 21 categories spanning the entire energy complex.
GM’s vision is a future world with zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero congestion. Our commitment to sustainability applies to every part of our business and creates value for customers. It underscores GM’s philosophy of customer-driven sustainability – an approach for meeting customer needs through sustainability by making the mobile experience safer, more efficient, and better integrated with everyday life.
As part of that commitment and philosophy, GM continually assesses and takes steps to reduce the environmental impact of its products and operations. For example, GM is focusing on energy management; sourcing renewable energy; carbon and waste intensity reduction; resource preservation; and developing more efficient vehicles through our technological advances, global scale and employee innovation. These areas help the company reduce its environmental footprint and share best practices worldwide for broad results.
Sustainability is also an important part of GM’s people and culture. The company integrates sustainability across every business function and through each level of the organization. GM is actively engaged in cross-functional efforts to seize environmental and social opportunities to improve our company and the communities in which we operate.
For example, GM sets public goals focused on carbon reduction in its operations, including:
- Reducing absolute carbon emissions from our operations by 31% from 2010 to 2030, based on science, to reduce global temperature rise to 2050 by 2 degrees Celsius.
- A renewable energy commitment of 100% renewable electricity by 2050.
- Reducing energy intensity by 20% from 2010-2020.
To date, GM has sourced over 400 megawatts of renewables and we are on a pathway to meet these goals with 26% of our absolute carbon target achieved.
Learn more about the ways General Motors is driving value through environmental, community and governance factors.
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General Motors is a global company committed to delivering safer, better and more sustainable ways for people to get around. General Motors, its subsidiaries and its joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Holden, Baojun and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety and security services, and Maven, its personal mobility brand, can be found at http://www.gm.com.
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