General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter - April 2016
Five Star Rating: GM Earns Fifth ENERGY STAR Award
General Motors earned its fifth U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year award for leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. The company continues to find ways to cut energy each year and reduced energy by 5.6 percent per vehicle in 2015 at its U.S. manufacturing plants.
How GM Used Renewable Energy to Save $80M
A decades-long approach to sourcing renewable energy has produced lessons learned that helped GM further reduce its environmental footprint and save $80 million along the way.
GM’s Distribution and IT Centers Star in Energy Efficiency
Eleven General Motors facilities have earned ENERGY STAR® certification for superior energy efficiency from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. These buildings, which include seven parts distribution centers, a global headquarters office and three IT innovation office centers, have optimized their buildings to leave a smaller carbon footprint.
GM Taps into Water Reuse Project in Texas
World Water Day, an observance led by the United Nations, is a good time to think about all the small changes you can make to reduce your water consumption. The team at our Arlington Assembly plant in Texas has recently turned millions of gallons of wasted water into a resource.
A Step-By-Step Guide to Making Your Company Landfill Free
Follow these nine suggestions to transform your business into a zero waste facility. They’ll help the environment – and make your employees happier.
Green Biz CEO Talks with GM Exec about Future of Mobility
GM CEO Mary Barra has stated the auto industry will change more in the next five years than it has in the last 50. What’s in store, and how will the fusion of transportation and connectivity enable new ways to share mobility?
Video: All-Electric 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Pre-Production
Watch the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV coming together on the Orion Assembly line. Pre-production is underway for the all-electric vehicle that will make affordable efficiency an everyday reality. The Bolt EV will be available in late 2016.
More than 400 GM Dealerships Join Green Program
GM has awarded 38 Green Dealer certifications since its launch in 2015. These dealerships implemented energy reduction, renewable energy, water conservation, waste-to-landfill reduction and community outreach practices – efforts that not only deliver cost savings, but differentiate dealers from their competition and improve employee work environments.
GM on Fast Track to Redefine Mobility with Lyft, Maven & Self-Driving Cars
There’s never been a more exciting time to work in the automotive industry. The traditional owner-driver model of ownership and usage of the vehicle are changing, and GM views this as an opportunity to be a disruptor.
2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Leads Segment in Efficiency
Offering a segment-best EPA-estimated 46-mpg combined fuel economy rating, the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid is an efficient midsize sedan driving Chevrolet into the future with uncompromising comfort, connectivity and driving dynamics.
Lyft and GM Launch Express Drive Program
Lyft and General Motors today announced the launch of their Express Drive short-term rental program exclusive to the Lyft platform. The program will make cars available to Lyft drivers at affordable rates with insurance and maintenance included.
GM to Acquire Cruise Automation to Accelerate Autonomous Vehicle Development
General Motors Co. announced it is acquiring Cruise Automation to add Cruise’s deep software talent and rapid development capability to further accelerate GM’s development of autonomous vehicle technology.
Chevrolet Volt Named 2016 Canadian Green Car of the Year by Automotive Journalists Association of Canada
The 2016 Chevrolet Volt was announced as the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada’s 2016 Canadian Green Car of the Year at the Vancouver International Auto Show.
National Newspaper Publishers Association and Chevrolet Launch Journalism Fellowship at Howard University
Howard University communications students are getting the chance to change the narrative of media reporting in the African American community with the help of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and Chevrolet.
Jimmy Kimmel and Chevrolet Unite to #DayItForward
Teachers at Whaley Middle School in Los Angeles were starting an online campaign to raise significant funds for necessary supplies when Chevrolet and Jimmy Kimmel Live! surprised them by stepping in.