GM’s ‘Climate Declaration’ Speaks Louder than Words

General Motors continues to prove there is economic opportunity in tackling climate change.

Organized by sustainable business advocacy group Ceres and its Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy coalition, the Climate Declaration reinforces the economic benefit of addressing clean energy, energy efficiency, cleaner transportation and reduced carbon emissions. GM remains the only automaker among 750 signatories.

GM’s fuel-efficient and electrified vehicle lineup complements the company’s environmental commitment to responsible manufacturing, from using renewable energy to increasing energy efficiency. For the fourth consecutive year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized GM with a 2016 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for superior energy management.

GM is now on the global Climate A List – a spot held by just 9 percent of the thousands of companies participating in CDP’s climate change program.

GM communicates the business case for addressing climate change with employees and suppliers, helping it receive the EPA ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Climate Communications Award for raising consumer awareness of climate change. It also joined the voluntary EPA SmartWay Partnership to drive benchmarking of fuel consumption and reduction of emissions by freight shippers and carriers.

"GM has come a long way in adapting to today's market and environmental climate," said Anne Kelly, director of the Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy coalition at Ceres. “We look forward to GM's continued proactive, collaborative action to turn sustainability challenges into economic opportunities.”

For more information on GM’s environmental commitment, visit its sustainability report and environmental blog.