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Making an impact

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helps 11 colleges reduce their carbon footprint by purchasing carbon credits worth up to

$5,000,000 and gets recognition from EPA with the Climate Leadership Award

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GM plants meet the ENERGY STAR® Challenge for the automotive industry

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Wind power to debut on GM’s renewable energy roster in 2015

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GM Global Rivers Environmental Education Network (GREEN), our watershed education program, now comprises 53 GM facilities including all of the company’s U.S. and Canadian manufacturing plants

= 2 GM Facilities

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= 2 GM Facilities

GM GREEN…the longest-running water conservation education program by any automaker

Through GM GREEN, we have engaged:

  • 26 Communities

  • 250 GM Mentors

  • 28 Local Partners

  • 150k Students

  • 113 Schools

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GM Renaissance Center

now composts food scraps for use in urban farming initiatives

GM Renaissance Center

now composts food scraps for use in urban farming initiatives

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Dedication first

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    #1

    Automaker for voluntary carbon reductions

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    122

    Landfill-Free sites, making GM the automotive industry leader

  • energy energy

    70

    Facilities meet the voluntary U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR® Challenge for Industry

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    40

    Sites certified around the world by the Wildlife Habitat Council

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    #1

    In Clean Energy Patents – the most submissions of any organization since 2002

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    104

    Football fields equal the size of our global solar footprint at 18 facilities

Better planet = Biggest reward

Demonstrating our commitment to energy efficiency throughout the next 20-years and beyond

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A recent recipient of the ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year — Sustained Excellence Award

Rosario, Argentina, became the 1st GM plant in the Americas to earn ISO 50001 certification

Achieved 2020 manufacturing commitment for total waste on a kg/vehicle basis

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Closer than ever

how are we proving our commitment to the environment?

By staying on track to reduce our worldwide energy and carbon intensity from facilities by 20% by 2020

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Energy intensity reduction of 3.5MWh%/ vehicle in 1 year*

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In 2012, carbon intensity reduction of 173,000 metric tons, equivalent to more than 4.4 million newly planted trees*

* All manufacturing commitments use 2010 as a baseline and are working towards 2020 goals.

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In 2013, reduced water intensity by 5% – keeping on track to realize 15% reduction goal by 2020*

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In 2013, eliminated 10M metric tons of CO2 emissions, equivalent to powering more than 1.4 million homes with electricity for 1 year*

* All manufacturing commitments use 2010 as a baseline and are working towards 2020 goals.

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Expanded linkage of compensation and energy performance further into manufacturing organization*

* Employees who suggest an improvement to an existing process can receive a portion of the implemented savings up to $20,000