Maximizing the benefits of operating our facilities in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.
Fact: Eighty-two — or more than half — of our manufacturing facilities around the world operate as landfill-free facilities today. In total we have 101 manufacturing and nonmanufacturing landfill-free facilities — more than any other automaker as confirmed by a third-party auditor. We are proud of this record, and we are committed to building upon it. Even more importantly, we believe this achievement demonstrates that ambitious environmental goals can be achieved with proper management and measurement, commitment and creativity.
Waste reduction, energy efficiency and resource conservation are core competencies for us and are fully integrated into our manufacturing operations. In this regard, we have made significant progress in many areas, but we are not satisfied. We have established a variety of new targets for 2020 that raise the bar even higher for us. As we work toward our goal of ever more sustainable vehicles, we are committed to continually assessing the sustainability of our operations with a commitment to continuous improvement.