General Motors Recognized for Corporate Sustainability Leadership on Two Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

Sep 14, 2018 2:20 PM ET
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We’re proud to announce that General Motors has been included on this year’s Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, a global index long considered the gold standard for corporate sustainability. This is the fourth year we’ve made the North American Index as the only automaker and our second time appearing on the World Index. 

The Indices family is the first index to track and evaluate the performance of thousands of publicly traded companies around the world based on financially-relevant environmental, social and governance factors.  

“This recognition is really a testament to the hard work of our global employees and partners,” said David Tulauskas, director of sustainability at General Motors. “We see long-term value in having a sustainable mindset and addressing ESG factors to achieve our vision of a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.”  

From driving a circular economy and operational excellence to our commitment to an all-electric future, we strive to provide customers with safer, better and more sustainable vehicles while creating stronger communities.

Here are some of the ways we are breaking through to create a more sustainable future:

  • We’re on our way to source 100 percent renewable energy for our electricity needs globally by 2050. By the end of 2018, renewable energy will power 20 percent of our global electricity use.

  • We lead the industry with the most operations around the world that send zero waste to landfill.

  • We surpassed our 2020 goal to reduce the carbon intensity across operations by 20 percent, from a 2010 baseline, three years early.

  • As the first company to commit to sourcing sustainable natural rubber in its tires, General Motors has driven tire and auto industry engagement and action in eliminating deforestation, strengthening ethical business practices and respecting human and labor rights.

To learn more about our sustainability efforts and initiatives, click here. For more information on the Indices, see here.