GM Charges Ahead With Sustainability Actions
(3BL Media/Just Means) - The Climate Declaration is a pledge companies and individuals make to show their commitment to fight climate change with practical actions. It is organized by sustainable business advocacy group Ceres and its Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy coalition. The Climate Declaration highlights the economic benefit of addressing clean energy, energy efficiency, cleaner transportation and reduced carbon emissions.
Of all the 750 signatories, General Motors is the only automaker. On April 3rd, for the second year in a row, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized GM with a 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for superior energy management. GM is also among the top 10 percent of companies reporting in the CDP Global 500 Climate Change Report 2013.
The company has been recognized for communicating the business case for addressing climate change with employees and suppliers. For that it has received the EPA ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Climate Communications Award for raising consumer awareness of climate change. It has also joined the voluntary EPA SmartWay Partnership to drive benchmarking of fuel consumption and reduction of emissions by freight shippers and carriers.
In a recent press statement, GM reinforced the economic opportunities in tackling climate change. Among the company’s actions are fuel-efficiency and electrified vehicle portfolio, responsible manufacturing, including renewable energy and energy efficiency. “The world is changing and we are making bold moves to ensure we remain relevant to customers and conserve the resources our industry relies on,” said Mike Robinson, GM vice president of Sustainability and Global Regulatory Affairs. “We are restructuring our entire portfolio to maximize vehicle efficiencies with the intent of setting a new standard in fuel economy and reducing carbon emissions around the globe while we meet a variety of customer needs.”
Source: GM Sustainability