General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter - March 2015

General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter - March 2015

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General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter

March 2015



Wind Power to Debut on GM’s Renewable Energy Roster

General Motors for the first time is procuring wind to power its manufacturing operations, enabling one of its Mexico facilities’ electricity needs to be run mostly on renewable energy. This addition of 34 megawatts of wind power allows GM to achieve its corporate goal of renewable energy use four years early.

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Chevrolet Commits to Bolt EV Production

Chevrolet confirmed production of its next-generation pure electric vehicle, based on the Bolt EV concept. It will be built at General Motors’ Orion Assembly facility near Detroit.

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Next-Gen Volt Dazzles Hollywood at Pre-Oscar Bash

Even on a night filled with A-list celebrities, the 2016 Chevrolet Volt was the star of 12th Annual Global Green Pre-Oscar Party in Hollywood.

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The Connected Car Revolution

Jon Lauckner, GM’s chief technology officer and vice president of research and development, talks about the future of connected cars and what it means for the industry, drivers and the world of mobility.

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Chevrolet Volt Owners Got Their Say in Next-Gen Model

Shortly after launching the first-generation Volt, Chevrolet convened and met once a month with a customer advisory board of 12 owners from across the country to understand how consumers were operating their Volts.

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Shaking Up the EV Status Quo

The next generation Volt’s introduction, Bolt EV production plans and Spark EV’s East Coast expansion further signals Chevrolet’s commitment to provide more EV options to more customers.

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RMI Launches Business Renewables Center

Rocky Mountain Institute announced the launch of the Business Renewables Center (BRC), a collaborative platform aimed at accelerating corporate renewable energy procurement. As a founding corporate member, General Motors will help the BRC’s goal of adding another 60 GW of wind and solar by 2025, which will nearly double installed U.S. capacity.

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EPA Recognizes Chevrolet with Climate Leadership Award

Chevrolet’s efforts to help U.S. colleges further reduce their carbon footprint earned a Climate Leadership Award for Innovative Partnerships from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Center for Corporate Climate Leadership.

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8 Tips to Engage Employees in Sustainable Manufacturing

Employee engagement is key to any company’s sustainability success story.  Here are some of GM’s best practices in building a sustainability culture embraced by the company’s 220,000 employees, from the C-suite to the plant floor.

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Wetlands at Lansing Plant Provide Haven for Wildlife

GM’s Lansing Delta Township plant, winner of Ducks Unlimited and the Wildlife Habitat Council’s Wings Over Wetlands award, was one of several GM plants that celebrated World Wetlands Day.

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Thinking Outside the Shipping Box

GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant partners and local Arts & Scraps Using weather stripping and plastic shipping materials that would have otherwise been recycled, kids re-imagine waste into craft projects.

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Welburn Named Black Engineer of the Year

General Motors Vice President of Global Design Ed Welburn received the Black Engineer of the Year Award at this year’s Becoming Everything You Are (BEYA) STEM conference.

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GM Makes Latina Style’s 50 Best Companies for Latinas

General Motors was recognized as one of the 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work For in the United States. The LATINA Style 50 Report is considered a prestigious analysis of corporate America's efforts toward promoting diversity and providing career advancement opportunities for Hispanic women.

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GM Supports U.S. Veterans Seeking Employment and Professional Development

General Motors announced its support for the U.S. Department of State Veterans Innovation Partnership (VIP), which offers military veterans a one-year paid fellowship in a U.S. Government agency.

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CATEGORY: Environment