GM Resource Preservation

Updates on how GM is helping to preserve natural resources and enhance habitats surrounding its facilities.

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

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Global Teams Come Together to “Beat Plastic Pollution”
Every day, General Motors employees play an important role in helping us build stronger communities as we work to achieve a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion. That is especially true on World Environment Day (WED), when our global teams rally during the month of June to amplify environmental outreach activities in their facilities or communities. Each year our sites share their WED plans with the global network and employees have a chance to vote on the most creative and impactful WED outreach activities related to environmental safety and conservation.


General Motors Highlights Water Management and Reuse Efforts in Mexico
As a company committed to reducing water intensity across its global operations by 15 percent by 2020, General Motors is constantly looking for innovative ways to conserve water and increase efficiencies. This mindset has led the automaker to adopt a circular economy approach to maximizing water reuse in water-stressed regions, such as Mexico.

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GM Named to CDP Supplier Water A List
Water management is core to making GM’s global operations more efficient. It includes working towards the goal of reducing water intensity by 15 percent by 2020, from a 2010 baseline. It also includes improving supply chain engagement in water use globally. In the recent study by CDP, the non-profit global environmental disclosure platform, GM was awarded a position on the Supplier Water A List, in recognition of its actions to address environmental issues.


Peacocks, Vipers and Honey Bees Star in GM’s 2018 Wildlife Habitat Calendar
Nearly 300 photos of flora and fauna taken by General Motors employees around the globe were submitted for the company’s annual Wildlife Habitat Calendar contest. The program highlights the plants and animals that call GM’s industry-leading 71 Wildlife Habitat Council certified sites home.


At GM’s Lansing Assembly Plant, Biodiversity Efforts Are for the Birds
It all started in 2004 with a nature habitat initiative at GM’s Lansing Delta Township site in Michigan. With help from numerous NGOs, community and supplier partners over the next couple of years, the LDT site established a wildlife habitat. The project included more than 20 acres of diverse woodlands, 40 acres of restored prairie, and 15 acres of wetlands. It was the first GM site to earn Wildlife Habitat Council certification in 2006.

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11 GM Sites Achieve Conservation Certification
As General Motors continues scaling its efforts to restore, protect and promote biodiversity, 11 more sites have earned Conservation Certification from the Wildlife Habitat Council. The company is using its land, resources and partnerships to help address pressing global biodiversity issues.

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

GM Earns Global Leadership in Water Conservation
Managing company water in a sustainable way can drive both business and community value. CDP, a nonprofit global environmental disclosure platform, listed GM on its Water A-List for effective water management practices implemented around the world.

Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

GM Executive Uses Experiences and Career to Promote Sustainability
For Mari Kay Scott, General Motors’ executive director of Global Environmental Compliance and Sustainability, advancing sustainability is not just a part of her job title. It’s a lifestyle.

Green Infrastructure

Better Buildings Conserve Water and Cash

Social Impact & Volunteering

97 GM Facilities Connect with Nature for World Environment Day
Nearly 100 General Motors facilities participated in World Environment Day, an observation established by the United Nations. This year’s theme: “connect people to nature.”

While all of GM’s manufacturing sites conduct at least one environmental outreach activity a year, this is the second time GM rallied its teams to measure its collective impact within roughly the same period.

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