General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter - December 2015

Dec 1, 2015 9:00 AM ET


Chevrolet Meets Community-Based Carbon-Reduction Goal

Chevrolet over the last five years has prevented 8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide from entering the earth’s atmosphere, roughly equivalent to the COemissions from the annual energy used in every home in Detroit.

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GM Moves Closer To Biodiversity Goal

Last month seven GM sites earned new certifications from the Wildlife Habitat Council and 12 earned recertification. GM manages nearly 4,700 acres of wildlife habitat at 46 sites in eight countries. 

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GM Gets Perfect Climate Change Disclosure Score from CDP

Each year CDP scores companies for the quality of climate change-related information they disclose to investors and the global marketplace. For the third consecutive year, GM earned a perfect score.

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GM’s Team of Energy Stars

The hard work and dedication of GM’s energy managers have helped the company realize $435 million in energy savings. During the last 20 years, they’ve helped mobilize their teams and, as a result, reduced energy intensity by 40 percent and carbon dioxide emissions by 41 percent at GM’s facilities in the U.S.

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How Campuses are Driving a Clean Energy Future in America

As Chevrolet celebrates meeting its five-year, 8-million-metric-ton carbon-reduction goal, university and student leaders reflect on the brand’s Clean Energy Campus Campaign and its impact on college campuses across the country.

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GM Student Corps Intern LEAPs into Recycling Action to Improve Community

When Tahmim Siddiquee returned to classes after his GM Student Corps summer internship, he launched a recycling club. He then quickly realized he wanted to focus on all environmental issues, not just recycling, so he branded his group LEAP: Leaders of Environmental Awareness and Preservation.

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Green is the New Gold – Again

The Next-Generation 2016 Chevrolet Volt was awarded Green Car of the Year award from Green Car Journal at the Los Angeles Auto Show. This is the second time the Volt has won the award.

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2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid Makes North American Debut in Los Angeles

Cadillac conducted the North American debut of the Plug-In Hybrid Electric version of the 2017 Cadillac Touring 6 (CT6) range-topping sedan at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

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GM and U.S. Army to Demonstrate Extreme Off-Road Hydrogen Fuel Cell Chevrolet Colorado

GM and the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development & Engineering Center (TARDEC) are modifying a Chevrolet Colorado midsize pickup truck to run on a commercial hydrogen fuel cell propulsion system and will expose the truck to the extremes of daily military use for 12 months.

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New GM Wind Tunnel Accelerates Fuel-Saving Designs

GM is now able to accelerate and verify fuel-saving designs earlier in development of new cars and trucks thanks to a new reduced scale wind tunnel test facility on the campus of the company’s Technical Center.

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The (R)evolution of the Car Company

A roomful of GreenBiz VERGE conference attendees in San Jose interested in the intersection of technology, mobility and infrastructure listened to GM Urban Mobility Executive Director Peter Kosak as he discussed the evolution of the industry.  

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Testing Self-Driving Cars in a Robot City

During a panel at the GreenBiz Verge conference in Silicon Valley, leaders from General Motors, supplier Delphi and the University of Michigan demonstrated the collaboration taking place to transform transportation as we know it today. They — along with 60 other partners — are testing self-driving cars in a fake city to get them ready for the real streets of Anytown, USA.

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GM Expands Scope of Military Discount Program

Through Jan. 4, 2016, more than 23 million veteran U.S. military personnel and their spouses can join active duty, reserved and retired service personnel in receiving the GM Military Discount on eligible Chevrolet, Buick and GMC models.

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GM Earns Top Score in LGBT Equality Report

General Motors received a score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2016 Corporate Equality Index. The annual report assesses lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender inclusion in major companies and law firms across the nation.

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GMC Launches #enlistme Campaign to Help Severely Wounded Veterans

GMC is taking it to the house, and to the Internet, to help the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and its Building for America’s Bravest program raise awareness and funds to help the Foundation build custom, specially adapted smart homes for severely injured veterans.

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Chevrolet Donates 2016 Volt to FIRST®

Chevrolet will donate an all-new 2016 Volt to FIRST®, the K-12 robotics program, to help raise money for student robotics opportunities across the U.S. but particularly for those in communities underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education fields. 

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