General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter - October 2015
GM Outlines Plans to Capitalize on Future of Personal Mobility
General Motors CEO Mary Barra and her leadership team last month outlined the company’s plans to capitalize on the future of personal mobility by owning the customer relationship beyond the vehicle, building upon nearly two decades of connectivity leadership.
GM Unveils ‘Let’s Drive NYC’ Car-Sharing Program
Running an errand to a big box store or planning a weekend excursion are about to get easier for some Manhattan residents because of General Motors’ new car-sharing program. It’s the company’s latest move to deliver urban mobility options to customers around the globe.
GM Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index
General Motors has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, the leading global benchmark for corporate sustainability. GM is the only automaker to make the list in North America.
Turning Up the Heat on Energy Efficiency
Amy Chiang, a graduate student at the University of Michigan, reflects on her experience uncovering energy savings at GM foundries as a part of the EDF Climate Corps program.
GM’s purpose is to serve customers and improve the communities in which it operates. In order to achieve this, the company is thinking holistically and realistically about its impact and engaging the entire value chain, including its supply chain.
GM Protects Endangered Wildlife Species Around the Globe
In honor of National Wildlife Day in September, here’s a look at some of the endangered species GM is protecting around the world.
GM Foundation Donates $50,000 to Purchase Water Filters in Flint
The General Motors Foundation is donating $50,000 to the United Way of Genesee County to purchase water filters for residents in the city of Flint. The donation is part of an initiative by the United Way to fund the distribution of filters that are capable of removing contaminants from water Flint residents use for drinking and cooking.
Rainbow Push and Chevrolet Launch National Financial Literacy Campaign
Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Chevrolet have teamed up to host a series of workshops to educate African American consumers on financial literacy and assist participants in developing concrete steps toward financial security.
GM Celebrates Service with ‘teamGM Cares Week’
From packing boxes at food banks to delivering gifts to children’s hospitals and cleaning up neighborhoods, more than 1,900 General Motors’ employee volunteers participated in nearly 100 community service projects across the U.S. as part of the company’s fourth annual teamGM Cares Week.
Chevrolet Supports Breast Cancer Battle for Fifth Year
Chevrolet and General Motors’ employees, dealers and customers are uniting to fight breast cancer this October for the fifth consecutive year. The goal is to exceed the $1.2 million raised for the American Cancer Society in 2014 through Chevrolet’s nationwide grassroots support for the Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® walks.
GM Foundation Grants $1 Million to Hispanic Groups
The General Motors Foundation announced grants totaling $1 million to fund Hispanic education and science, technology, engineering and math initiatives to help empower young Latinos to join the workforce of the future.