SASB Index

Our 2017 report marks the first time that GM has reported to the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board framework. Currently, we do not track all metrics included in the Transportation Standards but look forward to including more data in the future.

Metric Category Unit of Measure Code Response
Accounting Metrics Number of vehicles produced Quantitative Number TR0101-A 8,898,697 vehicles
Number of vehicles sold Quantitative Number TR0101-B 9,600,000
Topic Metric Category Unit of Measure Code Response
Materials Efficiency & Recycling Narrative Description of Materials Efficiency & Recycling Qualitative The registrant’s strategic approach to managing performance on material sustainability issues;
  • The registrant’s competitive positioning;
  • The degree of control the registrant has;
  • Any measures the registrant has undertaken or plans to undertake to improve performance; and
  • Data for the registrant’s last three completed fiscal years (when available).
N/A Operations
Amount of total waste from manufacturing, percentage recycled Quantitative Metric tons (t), Percentage (%) TR0101-01 GRI 306-2
Our 100 landfill-free manufacturing sites on average reuse, recycle or compost approximately 91 percent of their waste from daily operations and convert 9 percent to energy.
Weight of end-of-life material recovered, percentage recycled Quantitative Metric tons (t), Percentage (%) TR0101-02 On average, our vehicles are approximately 85 percent recyclable and 95 percent recoverable by weight.
Average recyclability of vehicles sold, by weight Quantitative Percentage (%) by sales- weighted weight (metric tons) TR0101-03 On average, our vehicles are approximately 85 percent recyclable and 95 percent recoverable by weight.
Product Safety Narrative Description of Product Safety Qualitative The registrant’s strategic approach to managing performance on material sustainability issues;
  • The registrant’s competitive positioning;
  • The degree of control the registrant has;
  • Any measures the registrant has undertaken or plans to undertake to improve performance; and
  • Data for the registrant’s last three completed fiscal years (when available).
N/A Safety; Personal Mobility
Percentage of models rated by NCAP programs with overall 5- star safety rating, by region Quantitative Percentage (%) of rated vehicles TR0101-04 Safety–Measure
Number of safety-related defect complaints, percentage investigated Quantitative Number, Percentage (%) TR0101-05 Through our Speak Up for Safety program, 20,087 submissions have been made since 2014. 100% of submissions are investigated.
Number of vehicles recalled Quantitative Number TR0101-06 Safety–Measure
Labor Relations Narrative Description of Labor Relations Qualitative The registrant’s strategic approach to managing performance on material sustainability issues; The registrant’s competitive positioning;
    The degree of control the registrant has;
    Any measures the registrant has undertaken or plans to undertake to improve performance; and
    Data for the registrant’s last three completed fiscal years (when available).
N/A Talent
Percentage of active workforce covered under collective- bargaining agreements, broken down by U.S. and foreign employees Quantitative Percentage (%) TR0101-07 69 percent of our global workforce is represented by a total of 29 unions.
Number and duration of strikes and lockouts Quantitative Number, Days TR0101-08 During 2017, General Motors recorded one strike in Canada; approximately 60 hours of work stoppages related to wage-negotiations in South Korea; and approximately 119 cumulative hours of work stoppages at four plants in South America.
Fuel Economy & Use-Phase Emissions Narrative Description of Fuel Economy & Use-phase Emissions Qualitative The registrant’s strategic approach to managing performance on material sustainability issues;
  • The registrant’s competitive positioning;
  • The degree of control the registrant has;
  • Any measures the registrant has undertaken or plans to undertake to improve performance; and
  • Data for the registrant’s last three completed fiscal years (when available).
N/A Products
Sales-weighted average passenger fleet fuel economy, consumption, or emissions, by region Quantitative Mpg, L/km, gCO2/km, km/L TR0101-09 Note: Data is for model year 2016. We will provide 2017 data when available from EPA.
https://www.epa.gov/regulations-emissions-vehicles-and-engines/greenhouse-gas-ghg-emission-standards-light-duty-vehicles#2016MY
Number of (1) zero emission vehicles (ZEV) sold (2) hybrid vehicles sold and (3) plug-in hybrid vehicles sold Quantitative Vehicle units sold TR0101-10
  • 1) 29,3485
  • 2) 34,5966
  • 3) 34,2767
Material Sourcing Narrative Description of Materials Sourcing Qualitative The registrant’s strategic approach to managing performance on material sustainability issues;
  • The registrant’s competitive positioning;
  • The degree of control the registrant has;
  • Any measures the registrant has undertaken or plans to undertake to improve performance; and
  • Data for the registrant’s last three completed fiscal years (when available).
N/A Supply Chain
Percentage of materials costs for items containing critical materials Quantitative Percentage (%) TR0101-11 Supply Chain–Measure
Percentage of tungsten, tin, tantalum, and gold smelters and refiners within the supply chain that are verified conflict-free Quantitative Percentage (%) TR0101-12 http://www.gm.com/investors/sec-filings.html
Discussion of the management of risks associated with the use of critical materials and conflict minerals Discussion and Analysis N/A TR0101-13 Supply Chain–Manage
Cobalt Supply Chain Risks
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