GM’s Year in Review: 16 Sustainability Stories from 2016

Dec 20, 2016 1:40 PM ET

It’s been a transformative year. In January, General Motors launched its Maven carsharing service, now active in 17 cities around the United States. In the fall, the company committed to power its global operations’ electricity with renewable energy by 2050. And in December, the long-range Chevrolet Bolt EV hit the streets. Along the way, a variety of collaborations have helped to reduce waste, address climate change and inspire STEM learning.

Here’s a snapshot of GM’s sustainability journey in 2016.

Transforming transportation

1.      Accelerating an EV Future

2.      GM on Fast Track to Redefine Mobility with Lyft, Maven & Self-Driving Cars

3.      The Connection between EVs, Batteries and a Clean Grid

4.      GM’s Carsharing Service Expands. Is Your City Next?

Promoting renewable energy

5.      GM Details its 100 Percent Renewable Energy Goal

6.      How GM Used Renewable Energy to Save $80M

7.      Steps to Brighten Up and Save Energy

Advancing a more circular economy

8.      GM Suppliers Give New Life to Recycled Water Bottles

9.      Mississippi River Tires to Become GM Car Parts

10.   Getting Back on the Landfill-Free List

Partnering to create change

11.   GM Recognized as World Leader for Climate Change Action

12.   Kids Learn about STEM from the Environment

13.   Dealerships Share their Environmental Best Practices

Protecting natural resources

14.   How Companies Can Protect the Nation’s Pollinators

15.   GM Facilities Across the Globe Take Action on World Environment Day

16.   Capturing Rainwater Will Save GM Plant Millions of Dollars

The team looks forward to the talent and technology that will continue to redefine personal mobility and help strengthen communities in 2017 and beyond.