Facing an automotive industry that is unsustainable in its current form, General Motors is restructuring its global vehicle portfolio, rethinking manufacturing and collaborating with unlikely partners to advance the industry.
The company is working to transform transportation and describes its efforts in its latest sustainability report.
From smaller and cleaner high-performing engines, to mass reduction and improved aerodynamics, vehicle efficiency efforts will reduce carbon emissions and increase fuel economy while meeting a variety of customer needs.
The company now has five models achieving more than 40 miles per gallon. GM progressed in all four of its product commitments in fuel economy, electrification and emissions reduction, and added another to tackle its biggest market. It has committed to reducing the average carbon emissions of its China fleet by 28 percent by 2020, which could result in an annual reduction of 2 million metric tons of CO2 and avoid the use of 1 billion liters of gasoline.
Progress against other 2020 global manufacturing commitments with a 2010 baseline includes:
- Expanding renewable energy use to 66.2 megawatts, toward a goal of 125 megawatts
- Increasing the number of landfill-free manufacturing sites to 83, toward a goal of 100
- Reducing water intensity by 9 percent, with a goal of 15 percent
- Reducing energy intensity by 10 percent, with a goal of 20 percent
- Reducing carbon intensity by 7 percent, with a goal of 20 percent
Please join TriplePundit & CSRWire for an hour long conversation via Twitter to get to the heart of GM’s latest progress. We will discuss how GM is helping transform transportation in the 21st century.
Nick Aster, Founder and Publisher of TriplePundit and Aman Singh, CSRWire’s Editorial Director, will moderate the conversation with a thorough sampling of General Motor’s sustainability accomplishments featuring David Tulauskas, GM’s director of sustainability.
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Date: July 16, 2014
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