General Motors Sustainability Newsletter - December 2017

Dec 6, 2017 12:30 PM ET
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At GM’s Lansing Assembly Plant, Biodiversity Efforts are for the Birds
It all started in 2004 with a nature habitat initiative at GM’s Lansing Delta Township site in Michigan. With help from numerous NGOs, community and supplier partners over the next couple of years, the LDT site established a wildlife habitat. The project included more than 20 acres of diverse woodlands, 40 acres of restored prairie, and 15 acres of wetlands. It was the first GM site to earn Wildlife Habitat Council certification in 2006.
 
Self-Driving Cars Will Launch in 2019
Senior leaders from GM and Cruise addressed investors on Nov. 30 in San Francisco and shared more details about the company's autonomous vehicle strategy and how and when self-driving vehicles will launch in the U.S. market. Among other updates shared, GM President Dan Ammann announced that GM and Cruise expect to have a self-driving ride sharing fleet ready to go in 2019, based on today’s current rate of development.
 
GM Shares Blueprint for Accelerating and Scaling Corporate Renewable Energy Plans
GM has created a downloadable blueprint for accelerating and scaling a corporate renewable energy plan, intended to help companies of all sizes and industries create efficiencies, gain internal support and drive progress.
 
11 GM Sites Achieve Conservation Certification
As GM continues scaling its efforts to restore, protect and promote biodiversity, 11 more sites have earned Conservation Certification from the Wildlife Habitat Council. The company is using its land, resources and partnerships to help address pressing global biodiversity issues.
 
ON DEMAND WEBINAR: How to Accelerate and Scale Your Renewable Energy Plan
Are you interested in how companies are scaling their clean energy use? GM’s global manager of renewable energy, Rob Threlkeld, and Lily Donge, principal of the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Business Renewable Center, led a GreenBiz webinar sharing best practices to help organizations of all sizes achieve quick wins toward their renewable energy goals and scale efforts across their enterprise.
 
GM Employees Help Texas and Puerto Rico Recover
When Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico a little over a month ago, GM engineers mobilized to help the U.S. island territory. Hundreds of GM employees donated more than 12 tons of goods including batteries, solar cellphone chargers and lights, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, bottled water, baby formula and canned foods.
 
Chevrolet Offers Corvette Carbon 65 for Auction at Barrett-Jackson to Benefit Bush Center Military Service Initiative
GM and Chevrolet are teaming up with the George W. Bush Presidential Center to honor and support those who have served and sacrificed to protect the security and freedom of all Americans. Chevrolet will offer the first retail production Corvette Carbon 65 Edition coupe, signed by President George W. Bush, for auction at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona.
 
GM Earns Perfect Score on Equality Index
GM scored a perfect 100 on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index conducted by the Human Rights Campaign, a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality. 2018 makes it six years in a row with a perfect score, and 10 out of the last 11 years with a perfect score.
 
BOOK by Cadillac Luxury Vehicle Subscription Service to Be Introduced in Los Angeles and Dallas
Starting today, drivers in the greater Los Angeles and Dallas metro areas can enroll in BOOK by Cadillac, a first-of-its-kind luxury vehicle subscription service that gives members access to a variety of Cadillac vehicles on a month-to-month basis with no long-term commitments.
 
Cadillac Bests Mercedes For One Techie Customer
Detroit Hamtramck Assembly recently welcomed one of the very first Cadillac CT6 Super Cruise customers. Tech enthusiast Michael Ulbrich from Indiana spent more than a year researching vehicles with the latest state-of-the-art technology. He wanted a system that would ease the drive during his extensive work and vacation travels.
 
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