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An 8,300 foot pipe originating at Detroit Renewable Power will bring 15.8 megawatts of renewable energy to Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly. Watch this animation to see how DRE turns waste into energy.
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General Motors believes in giving back to society. From our classroom-ready lesson plans that help teachers of students from grades K-12 discover and take an interest in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and math, to our GM Foundation designed to improve the quality of life in neighborhoods, GM remains an active presence in local communities.

Social Responsibility


General Motors is a great car and truck manufacturer with a long history of outstanding corporate citizenship. At GM, corporate responsibility is more than words. It is an acknowledgment that our actions shape our reputation. You may be asking yourself what a car company has to do with education. At GM, we would say “a lot.” We’ve built student content and classroom-ready lesson plans to help inspire students to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers.


At GM, our people touch six continents, 200 countries, every time zone, and speak more than 100 languages. Our mission is to create a culture and a business environment based upon inclusion, mutual respect, responsibility, and understanding. Read More


At General Motors we strive to make our facilities more environmentally-friendly. From things like building design and maintenance of wildlife habitats on our property, to clean-up and redevelopment of Brownfield sites. We also proud to say that we have the largest rooftop solar panel installation in the world, which helps us utilize alternative energy— allowing us to conserve energy and lessen our impact on the environment.

+GM Foundation

General Motors established the GM Foundation in 1976 to ensure continuity of its philanthropic efforts. The General Motors Foundation is committed to supporting organizations and programs designed to affect and improve the quality of life in communities. Read More

+GM Global Aid

Financial support from the General Motors Foundation is enabling the American Red Cross to purchase supplies and rush disaster relief services to communities affected by the Tennessee and Kentucky floods. When disaster strikes, the Red Cross mobilizes volunteers and supplies into affected areas to shelter, feed and provide emotional support to disaster victims and emergency personnel. Read More


Quality and safety are at the top of the agenda at GM, as we work on technology improvements in crash avoidance and crashworthiness to augment the post-event benefits of OnStar, like advanced automatic crash notification.