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GM’s Move to Source Only Sustainable Tires Knocks Down Supply Chain Risk

GM’s Move to Source Only Sustainable Tires Knocks Down Supply Chain Risk

By working within the industry to source only sustainable natural rubber in its tires, General Motors is helping to reduce its risk related to the sourcing and long-term availability of one of its key commodities and ensures that volume continues to meets growing global demand through improved yields.

Companies Are Responding to Shareholder Calls to be More Sustainable

Stakeholders want companies to disclose what they are doing to run their operations in a cleaner fashion and to benefit their communities, especially when it comes to things like carbon reductions and waste management.

Corporate Leaders Can Help Fuel Clean Energy Automotive Initiatives

Corporate Leaders Can Help Fuel Clean Energy Automotive Initiatives

Leading by example is more than a cliche. It can help fuel clean energy initiatives, literally. The companies and the chief executives on the cutting edge of technology and sustainability are setting the tone by employing alternatively fueled vehicles and ones that are said to pollute less than those using … Read more »

GM Steps Up Zero Waste Progress

GM Steps Up Zero Waste Progress

General Motors has stepped up its efforts to become a zero waste manufacturer by turning byproducts such as polystyrene foam packaging into footwear. To create recycled shoe soles, GM’s Toluca, Mexico, facilities take byproducts to a warehouse, where it is baled and sent to be crushed and turned into pellets. Those pellets … Read more »

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GM Manages 5,000 Acres of Wildlife Habitat

General Motors has received 15 certifications and three awards from the nonprofit Wildlife Habitat Council for establishing wildlife habitats and education programs at facilities in five countries, including the first certified program in China by any company. The automaker maintains an industry-leading 43 certified programs and actively manages nearly 5,000 … Read more »

Creative Recycling: Bats Find Homes in Chevy Byproducts

Creative Recycling: Bats Find Homes in Chevy Byproducts

An adhesive used in production of the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray may help preserve a threatened bat species in North America. General Motors found that when processed, the adhesive can serve as a stalactite in artificial bat caves. International bat experts from such non-governmental organizations as Bat Conservation International and … Read more »

GM Landfill-Free Sites hits 122

GM Landfill-Free Sites hits 122

Eleven more General Motors’ facilities have achieved landfill-free status. The company’s running total is 122 manufacturing and non-manufacturing operations spanning Asia, Europe and South and North America that recycle, reuse or convert to energy all waste from daily operations. GM’s new landfill-free facilities include: CAMI Assembly (Canada) Colmotores Assembly (Colombia) … Read more »

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GM Plant Avoids 38,425 Metric Tons of CO2

General Motors’ Toledo Transmission plant in one year reduced energy intensity by 30 percent, avoiding 38,425 metric tons of carbon from entering the atmosphere. The plant also reduced wastewater pretreatment discharges by 60 percent since 2009. For these and other efforts to reduce its environmental impact, the plant received an … Read more »

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GM Renaissance Center Composts Food Scraps

General Motors’ global headquarters, a multi-office tower complex that sends no waste to landfills, now composts food preparation scraps from its various Renaissance Center restaurant kitchens for use in urban farming initiatives throughout the city. Composting startup Detroit Dirt collects coffee grounds and fruit and vegetable pieces and mixes them … Read more »

BMW Unveils Fast, Light EV Charger

BMW of North America has announced the launch of the BMW i DC Fast Charger, which is compatible with multiple electric vehicles and can specifically charge the BMW i3 all-electric’s vehicle battery up to 80 percent in 30 minutes. The charger was a joint development between BMW and Bosch Automotive … Read more »

Potential H2 Fueling Stations Identified in California

A number of existing gas stations in California can safely store and dispense hydrogen, suggesting that a larger network of hydrogen fueling stations may soon be possible, according to a study by Sandia National Laboratories. Several car makers, including GM, Daimler, Hyundai-Kia, and Ford have been working to develop hydrogen fuel cell … Read more »