Our Position on Climate Change and Fuel Economy Standards
change seriously. We acknowledged long ago that climate change is a reality and recognize that the transportation sector is a leading contributor to global GHG emissions. This is a driving force behind our vision of a future of zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion. Climate change and sustainability continue to be a focus of our business and have been incorporated into our enterprise risk management process. This designation ensures that these issues are at the forefront of daily decision-making and that we manage them at the highest levels of the organization. As an example, we recently held a cross-functional climate change workshop to assess the risks, challenges and opportunities associated with various 2-degree warming scenarios. See the Governance & Ethics section of this report for a full discussion of the workshop.
We have consistently and publicly advocated for climate action and awareness, as well as policies putting a value on carbon. These actions are documented in the timeline. Our global commitment to improving fuel economy, reducing emissions and an all-electric, zero-emissions future is unwavering, regardless of any modifications to existing emissions standards currently under review in the United States. In the U.S., we support modernizing the standards and creating one national program working with California and all stakeholders. This is why we’ve called for a U.S. National Zero Emissions Vehicle program, which is detailed here.
We intend to continue working with the California Air Resources Board, Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to improve fuel economy and our environment.
Our zero-emissions vision extends beyond products to our manufacturing operations, where we have committed to use 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. We are committed to transparent disclosure of our GHG emissions and actions we are taking to reduce them globally. We have consistently reaffirmed these points with our global employees and other stakeholders, including policymakers, regulators and shareholders.
We consider and integrate sustainability into every aspect of our business and value chain. This process creates positive benefits for our stakeholders, drives long-term success for GM and enables each employee at every level of our company to help build value for the customer. Our work is grounded in our values, with the customer as our compass to guide decisions, with strong and transparent stakeholder relationships, with excellence as our standard and with a commitment to seek the truth.