GM Earns Perfect Scores for Climate Change Action
OSHAWA, Ont. – General Motors for a initial time achieved ideal scores on both meridian change information avowal and opening submitted to CDP, a world’s usually tellurian environmental avowal system.
Featured in a CDP SP 500 Climate Change Report 2014, GM ranks among a world’s largest companies behaving in response to a changing climate.
The feat was announced as universe leaders accumulate in New York City during Climate Week to plead a hurdles and opportunities of tellurian warming.
“Our business design us to assistance mitigate, if not eliminate, issues such as overload and pollution,” pronounced GM CEO Mary Barra. “This extends to how we build a products and how we rivet with a universe around us. This has led to stretched use of renewable energy, a ‘zero waste’ mindset and other initiatives that have neatly reduced a appetite intensity, apparatus expenditure and hothouse gas emissions worldwide.”
GM asserts addressing meridian change is not usually good for a environment, it delivers discernible business value. With a customer-driven sustainability approach, a association restructured a product portfolio to maximize car efficiencies and rethought a production routine to preserve resources critical to a industry.
“Our CDP ranking shows that we’re measuring and pulling discernment from a appetite and CO information to gain on opportunities for larger efficiency,” pronounced Barra. “It reinforces a stewardship and sustainability goals. Responding to CDP helps us promulgate to a financial village that we’re prepared for changing marketplace final and emissions regulation.”
The CDP module enables government of hothouse gas emissions and risks and opportunities compared with meridian change. Scores are communicated to investors and other preference makers.
The SP 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index highlights companies listed on a Standard Poor’s 500 Index displaying a high turn of clarity and information peculiarity in their avowal of climate-related information. High scores prove strong meridian information and a good bargain of corporate meridian change-related issues.
For a second time, GM ranks in a tip 10 percent of companies for a avowal scores. With a ideal measure of 100, GM is one of 33 SP 500 companies enclosed this year.
GM’s inclusion in a SP 500 Climate Performance Leadership Index demonstrates a joining to handling meridian change by integrating it into a business plan and holding stairs to lessen climate-related risk. The company’s initial ideal meridian opening comment of “A” creates it one of 63 such SP 500 companies.
Earlier this year, a U.S. EPA famous GM’s efforts to lift consumer recognition of meridian change with a 2014 ENERGY STAR® Partner of a Year – Climate Communications Award. GM shares appetite potency best practices within a possess operations and with suppliers, partners and business to amplify a certain effects of energy-efficient behaviours. Through reductions in appetite power between 11 and 20% in reduction than 3 years, all Canadian production comforts have met a U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Challenge. Furthermore they collectively avoided 68,000 tonnes of CO2 homogeneous emissions in a same time period.
Worldwide, GM is operative toward a joining to revoke appetite and CO power from a comforts 20 percent by 2020. The association perceived back-to-back ENERGY STAR Partner of a Year – Sustained Excellence awards and stays a usually automaker signatory of a Climate Declaration. For some-more information on GM’s environmental commitment, revisit a sustainability report and environmental blog.
About General Motors of Canada
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