By Rob Threlkeld, GM Global Manager of Renewable Energy
In sustainability, we often talk about the “three Ps” of the triple bottom line: people, planet and profit. At GM, we use it as a framework to evaluate our performance as a company and leverage it to develop solutions to a variety of societal and environmental challenges.
As corporate citizens, it is our responsibility to protect our customers and the communities where they live. We also strengthen our business by operating this way. In the case of renewable energy, we save $5 million annually while delivering cleaner air to communities.
New deals mean clean energy will power 20 percent of automaker’s global electricity load
DETROIT, September 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ - All of GM’s Ohio and Indiana manufacturing facilities – including those that build the Chevrolet Cruze and Silverado and GMC Sierra light-duty pickup trucks – will meet their electricity needs through 100 percent renewable energy. GM is buying a total of 200 megawatts of wind energy from Ohio and Illinois wind farms. Once the turbines come online by the end of 2018, renewable energy will power 20 percent of GM’s global electricity use.
SHANGHAI, September 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ – General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra hosted a press conference today in Shanghai to discuss GM’s road map for the future of personal mobility. The company’s goal is to address the challenges such as crashes, pollution and congestion that have come with growing urbanization.
According to Barra, “By working together, we can solve these challenges and deliver safer, better and more sustainable transportation solutions for all of our customers.”
By Mary Barra, Chairman and CEO, General Motors Co.
We can’t completely predict what our world will look like 25 years from now, but we constantly study trends so that we can anticipate the rapid changes taking place in our industry. Twenty-five years from now, it is estimated that:
5,000 Employees Will Volunteer Time and Talent to 225 Community Projects Sept. 11-15
DETROIT, September 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ - More than 5,000 General Motors employees will donate time and talent to more than 225 community service projects across the United States during the company’s sixth annual teamGM Cares Week Sept. 11-15.
Projects include leading STEM education experiments, building homes in developing communities, urban gardening, packing food and improving neighborhoods in underserved areas.
Day of STEM activities and conversation engages students in 2nd grade through college
September 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ - General Motors and Black Girls CODE (BGC) today announced the launch of a BGC Detroit chapter with a series of hands-on and engaging activities at Detroit International Academy for Women (DIA), a Detroit Public Schools Community District school, and TechTown.
DETROIT, September 7, 2017 /3BL Media/– The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices include General Motors (NYSE: GM), citing its corporate sustainability leadership in the automotive industry. The company debuted on the World Index and remains the only automaker on the North American Index for three years running.
September 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Chevrolet announced today that the Bolt EV, the first affordable long-range electric car, is now available by order or in stock at certified dealerships nationwide. Through Aug. 30, 2017, Chevrolet has sold 11,670 Bolt EVs this year and 12,249 since the start of sales in December 2016.
Fairfax Assembly earns ENERGY STAR® certification for energy efficiency
KANSAS CITY, Kan., August 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ — General Motors’ Fairfax Assembly plant, home of the Chevrolet Malibu, earned ENERGY STAR®certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, signifying it meets strict energy performance levels.