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


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

GM Facilities Across the Globe Take Action on World Environment Day


General Motors’ commitment to sustainability is shared by its facilities around the world. To celebrate this collective mission to protect the earth and serve communities, GM rallied employees to take action to support World Environment Day, a global movement organized by the United Nations. Sixty-two GM manufacturing and non-manufacturing facilities organized environmental outreach activities.

LG Goes 360 Degrees to Support Heritage Conservation this World Environment Day

Video Shot with LG G5’s 360 CAM Invites the Public to View Famous Landmarks from a Whole New Angle
Press Release

SEOUL, June 3, 2016 /3BL Media/ — LG Electronics Inc. is adding wider perspective to its sustainability credentials for World Environment Day 2016, using immersive 360-degree video to highlight the importance of protecting UNESCO World Heritage Sites (*

GM Employees Impact Communities on World Environment Day and Beyond


Today is World Environment Day, the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. Over the years it has grown to be a global platform for public outreach celebrated by stakeholders in over 100 countries. It also serves as the ‘”people’s day” for the environment, galvanizing individual actions into a collective power that generates a positive impact on the planet.

It’s World Environment Day! ‘Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.’


Every June 5th we celebrate World Environment Day, a day that celebrates the environment and our capacity to contribute to the well-being of our planet.  This year’s theme, “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care,” highlights the importance of responsible natural resource management and the impact of individual actions in creating a difference.

#WorldEnvironmentDay: Cox Enterprises Committed to Environmental Stewardship


Today is #WorldEnvironmentDay, and Cox Enterprises is committed to creating positive environmental change in our communities by operating in ways that reduce our impact and inspire our employees, customers, suppliers and partners. Environmental stewardship has long been a part of our culture and how we operate our businesses. We formalized this practice into a national program called “Cox Conserves.”

World Environment Day Isn’t About the Environment


In honor of World Environment Day, Gary Lawrence, vice president and chief sustainability officer at AECOM, discusses his thoughts on the potential for humans to improve their security and quality of life. 

I am really happy to see that this year’s World Environment Day theme — “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.” — puts the human element firmly back into the equation.

GM Brand Creates a Sustainability Culture, Wins Award

Vauxhall earns Green Apple Award for employee recycling efforts

Each year, The Green Organisation searches Europe to find the greenest companies, councils and communities. GM’s Vauxhall brand in the U.K. was one such company that stood out to the international nonprofit, receiving a Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice.

Vauxhall embodies GM’s sustainability commitment and helps the company move closer to reaching its environmental goals.

What’s the key to Vauxhall’s success?

Kohler Believing In Better Blog: We Believe We Can All Dig in for a Day

Associates from our India Faucet Operations (IFO) in Jhagadia recently branched out from their traditional workdays to spruce up the facility’s sustainability factor (as well as its landscaping).
Nearly 100 associates teamed up to plant 150 trees on World Environment Day, an annual event organized by the United Nations to foster global environmental awareness and encourage more sustainable actions.

KFC to Turn 60,000 Old Uniforms Into New Carpet

by Richard Collins

Around 60,000 old KFC staff uniforms will be re-purposed and made into 25,000 square metres of carpet underlay, to be sold commercially.

Announced on World Environment Day, KFC Australia said by the end of the year it will use its supply chain network to transfer 60,000 old uniforms to Pacific NonWovens a fibre technology company conducting the re-purposing. 

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