GM Plants are Rooted in Community

GM Plants are Rooted in Community

Seven GM plants earn honors from State of Michigan for ongoing efforts to improve the environment and quality of life in their communities.
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Monday, October 6, 2014 - 4:35pm

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From building quality, fuel-efficient vehicles to reducing facility energy use, our employees do remarkable work inside GM plants every day. But their work doesn’t end there.

Our employees often take their work outside to connect with the community around them.

That’s why the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality recognized seven of our manufacturing facilities for their collaborative approach to environmental stewardship.

Lansing Delta TownshipDetroit-Hamtramck AssemblyOrion AssemblyWarren TransmissionFlint AssemblyRomulus Powertrain Operations and Flint Metal Center were named Neighborhood Environmental Partners this week. The award recognizes facilities and their local partners who have worked together to improve the environment in their communities.

This isn’t the first time these plants have been recognized as Neighborhood Environmental Partners. In fact, all seven have been honored by the DEQ at least three times, and this is the eighth consecutive year that Warren Transmission, Flint Metal Center and Lansing Delta-Township have earned the distinction. It’s a testament to our employees’ long-term commitment to serving the communities where we operate.

Whether it’s by organizing park cleanups, recycling drives or teaching youth how to creatively reuse waste, our employees volunteer their time and expertise to make a positive impact in the neighborhoods in which we live and work. And we know from experience that we can make an even greater impact through collaboration.

Our GM GREEN program, which helps students understand their impact on local watersheds, is a great example. By partnering with the nonprofit Earth Force, local schools and community-based organizations in our plant communities, we’ve mentored more than 140,000 students during the program’s 25 years.

The seven plants recognized all participate in this program. In fact, all of our U.S. manufacturing sites do.

As every gardener will tell you, in order for a plant to thrive, it needs to have deep roots. These seven plants are deeply rooted in our communities, just as our commitment to community and environmental outreach is deeply rooted in our culture. And by continuing to engage our neighbors, we create a more sustainable environment for all.

CATEGORY: Environment