Every Day is World Environment Day at GM Facilities Around the Globe

Every Day is World Environment Day at GM Facilities Around the Globe

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Employees at the GM South Africa Struondale Plant in Port Elizabeth have new separation igloos to deposit recyclable waste from the plant and their homes.

The re-use of waste wood from General Motors South Africa (GMSA) and other manufacturers has enabled a Uitenhage-based company to create jobs for at least 160 people.

Richard Nto, cook at the Struandale plant canteen, demonstrates how employees’ food waste is placed in the Bokashi composting system.

Students at Chumchon Borrisat Namtan Tawanoke School in Pluakdaeng, Rayong competed in an “Environment” themed drawing contest as part of GM Thailand’s community engagement activities.

GM environmental engineers educate school children about waste and how to recycle, re-use or reduce as part of GM GREEN.

River water testing as part of GM GREEN.

More than 150 volunteers and employees of the San Luis Potosi GM Complex in Mexico, collected general wasteduring the “Clean up our community” program in the community of Villa de Reyes in 2014.

Children pose with their plants during the environmental activities in GM Mogi das Cruzes plant in Brazil.

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 2:00pm


Here at GM, our more than 219,000 employees around the globe are dedicated to improving the communities where they work and live.

In honor of World Environment Day, we are sharing the story of their positive contributions and actions in keeping our planet healthy.

In the last year alone, more than 100 activities have been organized by employees in our facilities around the world. Here are a few of them.

  • The GM India team has organized free pollution check-up camps at its manufacturing facilities in Talegaon and Halol, along with dealership locations across the country.
  • GM Powertrain-Uzbekistan is hosting an Open Doors day, where they’ve invited the community to come take a look at their sustainable processes and efforts that have led to some significant environmental wins:  Less than 18.8 % of its manufacturing waste goes to landfills.
  • At the Struandale plan in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, the team has launched separation igloos for employees to dispose of recyclable waste from their homes.

To see more of our sustainable activity around the globe, check out the gallery below.

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