GM Strengthens Business, Communities by Mobility

Posted on 17. May, 2016 by in GM Canada


GM Strengthens Business, Communities by Mobility

Sustainability Report outlines company’s efforts and results

2016-05-10

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Oshawa, Ontario (May 10, 2016) – The manners of car use and tenure are changing rapidly, according to GM’s latest Sustainability Report (gmsustainability.com) expelled Tuesday. Connectivity, car-sharing, choice thrust and unconstrained vehicles are pivotal elements toward a destiny of safer, cleaner and some-more fit mobility options for customers.

“We see endless power in these technologies and a long-term advantages for a business and communities around a world,” pronounced GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra. “The GM organisation is looking to lead this mutation of personal mobility and will continue to broach on a joining to obliged manufacturing.”

Independent third parties have also famous GM’s progress.

“GM is quickly and appropriately adapting a business to our rapidly changing world, from addressing meridian change through open process advocacy to assisting pierce electric vehicles into a mainstream,” pronounced Mindy Lubber, boss of Ceres, a nonprofit advocating for sustainability leadership.

The interactive news outlines vital record investments that are assisting GM strengthen a core business and reshape a destiny of personal mobility. Here are some highlights:

Manufacturing Responsibly

The association is on lane to accommodate all of a 2020 global production commitments. Since 2010, a baseline year, GM has achieved a following:

  • Achieved 131 landfill-free comforts toward a idea of 150 including 4 comforts in Canada (St. Catharines Powertrain in St. Catharines, ON, CAMI Assembly in Ingersoll, ON, Woodstock Parts Distribution Centre, and Langley Parts Distribution Centre)
  • Reduced sum rubbish by 22 per cent toward a idea of 40 per cent
  • Reduced H2O power by 10 per cent toward a idea of 15 per cent
  • Reduced appetite and CO power by 14 percent and 15 per cent, respectively, toward a idea of 20 per cent
  • Earned approved wildlife habitats during half of GM’s production operations

“Our 215,000 workers worldwide, seeking to offer a communities and build relations both inside and outward of GM, are assisting us minimize a environmental footprint while augmenting a certain governmental impact,” pronounced Jim DeLuca, GM executive clamp boss of tellurian manufacturing.

Repurposing Water Bottles

GM is repurposing dull H2O bottles into a new life; noise-reducing fabric insulation that covers a engine of a Canadian-build Chevrolet Equinox. GM demonstrates how a supply sequence can turn a supply web where business opportunities branch from an strange project, furthering a goal and pushing some-more amicable and mercantile impact.

The Chevrolet Equinox engine partial is combined to a car during a public during both Oshawa Assembly in Oshawa, ON and CAMI Assembly in Ingersoll, ON. 

GM GREEN

The GM GREEN module is focused on educating immature people about tellurian impacts on a internal watersheds, providing a collection to consider and afterwards take community-driven movement towards environmental challenges. In 2015, GM GREEN reached some-more than 490 students in 7 communities in Canada.

Wildlife Habitat Recertification

General Motors of Canada’s CAMI Assembly, St. Catharines Powertrain, Kapuskasing Cold Weather Development Centre, Canadian Headquarters and Oshawa Assembly have all been famous by the Wildlife Habitat Council for enhancing biodiversity during a trickery and enchanting village partners to foster wildlife assign and education.

CAMI Assembly, St. Catharines Powertrain, Kapuskasing Cold Weather Development Centre, Oshawa Assembly and Canadian Headquarters received Conservation recertification for a endless wildlife encouragement and preparation projects finished in a community.

Canadian Headquarters is GM Canada’s initial Wildlife Habitat approved site, planting scarcely 38,000 trees and shrubs and placed some-more than 40 bluebird nesting boxes on a 4.5 mile site. The trickery hosts an annual Feathered Friend Festival in partnership with Friends of Second Marsh.

Awards and Recognition

In 2015, GM Canada was famous as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers, Oshawa Assembly won a Jessica Markland Award from Durham Environmental Advisory Committee (DEAC) for their efforts in combining village partnerships, and CAMI Assembly won a Clean 50 endowment for their efforts in apropos landfill-free.

The highway to autonomous

GM is regulating a 20 years of OnStar connectivity imagination to capacitate modernized safety technologies and car-sharing. GM is paving a approach for autonomous vehicles and vehicle-to-infrastructure technology. These efforts will assistance revoke congestion, crashes and pollution. The association is operative with stakeholders to emanate a largest V-to-I enabled mezzanine in a U.S. on 120 miles of Metro Detroit freeways. It also will move SuperCruise, a industry’s initial semi-autonomous driver-assist technology, to marketplace subsequent year on a Cadillac CT6.

Urban mobility

Earlier this year, a association launched a Maven car-sharing code and invested $500 million in a vital fondness with rideshare provider Lyft. Chevrolet also is building a affordable, all-electric Bolt EV, that will offer a some-more than GM-estimated 200 miles per charge.

Focus on fuel efficiency

GM is addressing meridian change, in part, by stability to yield business with fuel-efficient models opposite any car shred given that 77 per cent of a company’s CO footprint comes from driving. Nine models get an EPA-estimated 40 mpg on a highway or better, adult from 6 final year. GM’s electrified vehicles on a highway increasing 9 percent to 196,861 vehicles.

Carbon reduction

Last year, Barra and 12 other automotive CEOs convened by a World Economic Forum committed to a prophesy of decarbonizing automotive transport. GM also sealed a White House American Business Act on Climate Pledge, advocating a mercantile event in addressing meridian change.

The association is also aggressively posterior ways to use some-more renewable energy. Two breeze deals in Mexico and Texas will supplement 64 megawatts to a 106 megawatt tellurian portfolio, enabling GM to grasp a renewable appetite aim 4 years early.

GM’s swell provides topline expansion by new income streams such as $1 billion from recycling and reuse in new years, to bottom-line assets by larger efficiencies, such as $237 million in appetite assets given 2010. GM was a usually automaker to seem on a Dow Jones Sustainability Index in North America in 2015, and it warranted ideal scores on meridian change avowal from CDP, a organisation portion some-more than 800 investors.

GM works with a dealers and supply chain to serve revoke a CO footprint. To date, 435 dealers assimilated a company’s Green Dealer module and 77 per cent of invited suppliers attend in an environmental potency module by CDP.

Discover some-more about GM’s environmental, amicable and mercantile impact by observation a news during gmsustainability.com.

About GM of Canada

Headquartered in Oshawa, Ontario, General Motors of Canada Company employs some-more than 9,000 people opposite a nation and is a famous personality in immature manufacturing.  GM Canada markets a full operation of fuel-efficient Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles and associated services by Canada’s largest automotive play network. More information per GM Canada models can be found during www.gm.ca, www.gminnovates.ca or by following @GMCanada on Twitter.  

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