General Motors ramps up its environmental responsibility

Nell Walker
- Lean - Sep 13, 2016

General Motors has ranked on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the second year.

 

GM is the only automotive company on the North American index; the Dow Jones Sustainability Index is the world’s most respected benchmark for corporate responsibility, and GM’s score has risen by an impressive five points this year thanks to higher rankings in 14 of 22 categories.

It boasts perfect scores in climate strategy and brand management, and high scores in materiality and human rights. Last year the company joined the UN Global Compact, which pledges to support and promote the compact’s 10 principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption.

General Motors’ Chairman and CEO, Mary Barra, has a vision of a decarbonised motor industry, and has committed – along with 13 other automotive CEOs – to safe and affordable transportation for all.

As well as all of this, GM has launched its Do Your Part recycling initiative which collects water bottles from six GM facilities and Michigan residents to create new materials that will benefit people and the environment.

Craig Glidden, GM Executive Vice President of Public Policy and General Counsel, said: “The DJSI ranking demonstrates that GM is doing business with a greater sense of purpose. This practice benefits our customers and employees, and helps us better serve the communities where we work around the world.”

 

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