GM Technical Center-India Achieves Landfill-Free Status

GM Technical Center-India Achieves Landfill-Free Status

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Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 9:15am

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Bangalore, India, September 12, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The GM Technical Center-India (GMTC-I) in Bangalore is now landfill-free, bringing GM’s total to 24 non-manufacturing sites globally that recycle, reuse or convert to energy all of their daily waste.

The GMTC-I, which celebrated its 10th anniversary on Sept. 8, began its landfill-free journey a year ago. Since then, it has adopted a process to separate waste and engaged a new partner to ensure effective waste management and continuous improvement.

“Achieving landfill-free status is a tremendous accomplishment that demonstrates our philosophy of leading by example,” said Edward J. Sizen, GMTC-I Vice President of Engineering and Operations. “The facilities team did an excellent job enabling us to reach this important milestone.”

GM’s landfill-free footprint spans manufacturing facilities such as assembly, powertrain, casting and stamping plants, and non-manufacturing facilities such as office buildings, warehouses and distribution centers. About half of GM’s operations in Asia are landfill-free, including 17 in Korea, 10 in China, four in Thailand and three in India. GM’s worldwide total is 107.

The company is committed to having 25 non-manufacturing landfill-free operations and                             100 landfill-free manufacturing facilities by 2020.

GM recycles and reuses more waste from its manufacturing facilities than any other automaker, and no other automaker has as many sites contributing zero waste to landfills. It published a downloadable blueprint, "The Business Case for Zero Waste," to help companies of all sizes and from all industries reduce waste and create efficiencies.

For more information on GM’s environmental commitment, visit its sustainability report and environmental blog.

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