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This report has been prepared according to GRI Standards: Comprehensive Option.

GRI Standards
Disclosure
Number
Disclosure
Title
Reference/Response
GRI 102: General Disclosures
Organizational Profile
Disclosure Number: 102-1 Disclosure Title: Name of the organization Reference/Response: General Motors Company
Disclosure Number: 102-2 Disclosure Title: Activities, brands, products, and services Reference/Response: 2021 Form 10-K pages 1–3
Disclosure Number: 102-3 Disclosure Title: Location of headquarters Reference/Response: Detroit, Michigan
Disclosure Number: 102-4 Disclosure Title: Location of operations Reference/Response: 2021 Form 10-K page 23
Disclosure Number: 102-5 Disclosure Title: Ownership and legal form Reference/Response: General Motors is a publicly held corporation incorporated in the state of Delaware. Our shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange.
Disclosure Number: 102-6 Disclosure Title: Markets served Reference/Response: 2021 Form 10-K pages 3–5
Disclosure Number: 102-7 Disclosure Title: Scale of the organization Reference/Response: Data Center, 2021 Form 10-K pages 4, 9 and Financial Statements starting on page 53
Disclosure Number: 102-8 Disclosure Title: Information on employees and other workers Reference/Response: Data Center, 2021 Form 10-K page 9
The majority of our workforce is comprised of GM employees. There are no significant variations in employment numbers.
Disclosure Number: 102-9 Disclosure Title: Supply chain Reference/Response: Supporting Supplier Responsibility
Disclosure Number: 102-10 Disclosure Title: Significant changes to the organization and its supply chain Reference/Response: There were no significant changes to the organization and its supply chain in 2021. There were no significant changes to structure or ownership during the reporting year.
As we transition to an all-electric future, we are investing to increase EV manufacturing capacity and retool facilities across North America and China.
Similarly, as we expand EV programs we are strategically reviewing our supply chain.
Disclosure Number: 102-11 Disclosure Title: Precautionary Principle or approach Reference/Response: GM does not follow the precautionary approach, but has a comprehensive risk management plan in place.
Disclosure Number: 102-12 Disclosure Title: External initiatives Reference/Response: Representative examples include:
  • American Business Act on Climate Pledge
  • Business Ambition Pledge for 1.5°C
  • CDP Climate
  • CDP Forest
  • CDP Water
  • CEO Water Mandate
  • RE100
  • Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi)
  • Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)
  • Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
  • United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)
  • UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs)
  • U.S. Business for Climate Action
Disclosure Number: 102-13 Disclosure Title: Membership of associations Reference/Response: We work with automotive industry groups in many countries in which we operate, including, but not limited to:
  • Alliance for Automotive Innovation
  • American Automotive Policy Council
  • The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG)
  • CalStart’s North American EV and Battery Alliance
  • Climate Leadership Council
  • Engine Manufacturers Association
  • Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSN)
  • The Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA)
  • The International Automotive Task Force (IATF)
  • Michigan Council for Future Mobility and Electrification
  • National Association of Manufacturers
  • Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI)
  • Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP)
  • The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC)
Learn more: Industry Collaborations
Strategy
Disclosure Number: 102-14 Disclosure Title: Statement from senior decision-maker Reference/Response: Strategy—CEO Message, Q&A With Our CSO
Disclosure Number: 102-15 Disclosure Title: Key impacts, risks, and opportunities Reference/Response: Strategy—Our Commitments & Progress, TCFD Response
2021 Form 10-K pages 1–22, CDP Climate Change, Forests and Water Security
Ethics and Integrity
Disclosure Number: 102-16 Disclosure Title: Values, principles, standards, and norms of behavior Reference/Response: Strategy—Powering Growth With Purpose
Ensuring Responsible Governance—Ethics; Corporate Governance—Governance Best Practices and Shareholder Protections
Disclosure Number: 102-17 Disclosure Title: Mechanisms for advice and concerns about ethics Reference/Response: Ensuring Responsible Governance—Ethics—Reporting Concerns
Keeping People Safe—Developing Safe Products
Code of Conduct
Supplier Code of Conduct
Governance
Disclosure Number: 102-18 Disclosure Title: Governance structure Reference/Response: Ensuring Responsible Governance—Corporate Governance—Committee Structure and Ensuring Responsible Governance
2022 Proxy pages 19–32
Disclosure Number: 102-19 Disclosure Title: Delegating authority Reference/Response: Ensuring Responsible Governance—Corporate Governance—Committee Structure and Ensuring Responsible Governance
TCFD Response
Audit Committee Charter
Governance and Corporate Responsibility Committee Charter
Risk and Cybersecurity Committee Charter
Executive Compensation Committee Charter
2022 Proxy pages 25–27, 43–44
Disclosure Number: 102-20 Disclosure Title: Executive-level responsibility for economic, environmental, and social topics Reference/Response: Strategy—Sustainability Strategy
TCFD Response
Disclosure Number: 102-21 Disclosure Title: Consulting stakeholders on economic, environmental, and social topics Reference/Response: Strategy—Sustainability Strategy—Sustainability Priority Assessment
Designing for the Environment—Pursuing Zero Waste—External Engagement and Partnerships; Corporate Sustainability Employee Engagement
Upholding Human Rights—Identifying Potential Impacts
Building More Inclusive Communities—Community Relations
2022 Proxy pages 37–40
Disclosure Number: 102-22 Disclosure Title: Composition of the highest governance body and its committees Reference/Response: Ensuring Responsible Governance—Corporate Governance
Corporate website: Explore Our Board of Directors
2022 Proxy pages 3–12
Disclosure Number: 102-23 Disclosure Title: Chair of the highest governance body Reference/Response: Ensuring Responsible Governance—Corporate Governance
Corporate website: Explore Our Board of Directors
2022 Proxy page 7
Disclosure Number: 102-24 Disclosure Title: Nominating and selecting the highest governance body Reference/Response: 2022 Proxy pages 3–12, 20–21
Disclosure Number: 102-25 Disclosure Title: Conflicts of interest Reference/Response: 2022 Proxy pages 27–28
General Motors Company Board of Directors Corporate Governance Guidelines
Disclosure Number: 102-26 Disclosure Title: Role of highest governance body in setting purpose, values, and strategy Reference/Response: Ensuring Responsible Governance—Corporate Governance
2022 Proxy pages 25–26
Disclosure Number: 102-27 Disclosure Title: Collective knowledge of highest governance body Reference/Response: 2022 Proxy pages 3–12, 29
Disclosure Number: 102-28 Disclosure Title: Evaluating the highest governance body’s performance Reference/Response: Ensuring Responsible Governance—Corporate Governance
2022 Proxy page 28
General Motors Company Board of Directors Corporate Governance Guidelines, pages 10–11
Audit Committee Charter
Governance and Corporate Responsibility Committee Charter
Risk and Cybersecurity Committee Charter
Executive Compensation Committee Charter
Disclosure Number: 102-29 Disclosure Title: Identifying and managing economic, environmental, and social impacts Reference/Response: Strategy—Sustainability Strategy
Ensuring Responsible Governance—Corporate Governance
2022 Proxy pages 29–32
Audit Committee Charter
Governance and Corporate Responsibility Committee Charter
Risk and Cybersecurity Committee Charter
Executive Compensation Committee Charter
Disclosure Number: 102-30 Disclosure Title: Effectiveness of risk management processes Reference/Response: Ensuring Responsible Governance—Corporate Governance
2022 Proxy pages 25–26
Risk and Cybersecurity Committee Charter
Disclosure Number: 102-31 Disclosure Title: Review of economic, environmental, and social topics Reference/Response: Ensuring Responsible Governance—Corporate Governance
Disclosure Number: 102-32 Disclosure Title: Highest governance body’s role in sustainability reporting Reference/Response: Ensuring Responsible Governance—Corporate Governance
Disclosure Number: 102-33 Disclosure Title: Communicating critical concerns Reference/Response: 2022 Proxy page 33
Disclosure Number: 102-34 Disclosure Title: Nature and total number of critical concerns Reference/Response: 2022 Proxy pages 29–32, 86–96
Disclosure Number: 102-35 Disclosure Title: Remuneration policies Reference/Response: 2022 Proxy pages 14–17, 66–68; General Motors Company Board of Directors Corporate Governance Guidelines, page 10
Executive Compensation Committee Charter
Disclosure Number: 102-36 Disclosure Title: Process for determining remuneration Reference/Response: 2022 Proxy page 54; General Motors Company Board of Directors Corporate Governance Guidelines, page 10
Disclosure Number: 102-37 Disclosure Title: Stakeholders’ involvement in remuneration Reference/Response: 2022 Proxy page 50
Disclosure Number: 102-38 Disclosure Title: Annual total compensation ratio Reference/Response: 2022 Proxy page 81
Disclosure Number: 102-39 Disclosure Title: Percentage increase in annual total compensation ratio Reference/Response: 2022 Proxy page 81; 2021 Proxy page 83
Stakeholder Engagement
Disclosure Number: 102-40 Disclosure Title: List of stakeholder groups Reference/Response: Developing Talented & Diverse People—Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Creating an Inclusive Culture—Employee Resource Groups
Upholding Human Rights—Human Rights—Communicating Our Commitments
See also GRI 102-21
Disclosure Number: 102-41 Disclosure Title: Collective bargaining agreements Reference/Response: Data Center
Disclosure Number: 102-42 Disclosure Title: Identifying and selecting stakeholders Reference/Response: See GRI 102-21
Disclosure Number: 102-43 Disclosure Title: Approach to stakeholder engagement Reference/Response: 2022 Proxy pages 30–32
Disclosure Number: 102-44 Disclosure Title: Key topics and concerns raised Reference/Response: See GRI 102-43; 2022 Proxy pages 29–32
Sustainability Priority Assessment
Reporting Practice
Disclosure Number: 102-45 Disclosure Title: Entities included in the consolidated financial statements Reference/Response: 2021 Form 10-K page 57
Disclosure Number: 102-46 Disclosure Title: Defining report content and topic Boundaries Reference/Response: Strategy—About This Report; Sustainability Strategy—Sustainability Priority Assessment
Disclosure Number: 102-47 Disclosure Title: List of material topics Reference/Response: Strategy—About This Report; Sustainability Strategy—Sustainability Priority Assessment
Disclosure Number: 102-48 Disclosure Title: Restatements of information Reference/Response: Any restatements, and reasons for such, are footnoted as part of the data presentation within the body of the report.
See the Data Center for trend data and footnotes
Disclosure Number: 102-49 Disclosure Title: Changes in reporting Reference/Response: Changes have been noted in footnotes where applicable.
Disclosure Number: 102-50 Disclosure Title: Reporting period Reference/Response: Strategy—About This Report
Disclosure Number: 102-51 Disclosure Title: Date of most recent report Reference/Response: Our previous report covered calendar year 2020 and was published in April 2021.
Disclosure Number: 102-52 Disclosure Title: Reporting cycle Reference/Response: Strategy—About This Report
Disclosure Number: 102-53 Disclosure Title: Contact point for questions regarding the report Reference/Response: gm.sustainability@gm.com
Disclosure Number: 102-54 Disclosure Title: Claims of reporting in accordance with the GRI Standards Reference/Response: Strategy—About This Report
Disclosure Number: 102-55 Disclosure Title: GRI content index Reference/Response: https://www.gmsustainability.com/gri.html
Disclosure Number: 102-56 Disclosure Title: External assurance Reference/Response: Strategy—About This Report
Appendix—Stantec Statement of Verification
GRI 200: Economic
GRI 201: Economic Performance
Disclosure Number: 103-1 Disclosure Title: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Reference/Response: Strategy—How GM Creates Value; Sustainability Strategy—Sustainability Priority Assessment
For Form 10-K boundary, see page 57
For Sustainability Report boundary, see Strategy—About This Report
Disclosure Number: 103-2 Disclosure Title: The management approach and its components Reference/Response: Strategy—Our Commitments & Progress
TCFD Response
Disclosure Number: 103-3 Disclosure Title: Evaluation of the management approach Reference/Response: Ensuring Responsible Governance
Disclosure Number: 201-1 Disclosure Title: Direct economic value generated and distributed Reference/Response: 2021 Form 10-K page 53
2021 Social Impact Report
https://www.gm.com/company/usa-operations
Disclosure Number: 201-2 Disclosure Title: Financial implications and other risks and opportunities due to climate change Reference/Response: Reducing Carbon Emissions
TCFD Response
CDP Climate Change
2021 Form 10-K, Environmental and Regulatory Matters pages 9–12; Risk Factors pages 14–22
Disclosure Number: 201-3 Disclosure Title: Defined benefit plan obligations and other retirement plans Reference/Response: 2021 Form 10-K pages 43–44
Disclosure Number: 201-4 Disclosure Title: Financial assistance received from government Reference/Response: Any assistance that meets the threshold of financial materiality under SEC rules is disclosed in Form 10-K
GRI 203: Indirect Economic Impacts
Disclosure Number: 103-1 Disclosure Title: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Reference/Response: Strategy—How GM Creates Value; Our Climate Action Framework for an Equitable Transition
Developing Talented & Diverse People—Diversity, Equity & Inclusion—Extending Inclusivity Into the Market—Justice & Inclusion Fund
2021 Social Impact Report
Disclosure Number: 103-2 Disclosure Title: The management approach and its components Reference/Response: Building More Inclusive Communities
2021 Social Impact Report
Disclosure Number: 103-3 Disclosure Title: Evaluation of the management approach Reference/Response: Building More Inclusive Communities
2021 Social Impact Report
Disclosure Number: 203-1 Disclosure Title: Infrastructure investments and services supported Reference/Response: Supporting Diverse Suppliers
Climate Fund and NGO impacts (Introduction)
Disclosure Number: 203-2 Disclosure Title: Significant indirect economic impacts Reference/Response: Strategy—Our Climate Action Framework for an Equitable Transition
Developing Talented & Diverse People—Justice & Inclusion Fund
Upholding Human Rights—Identifying Potential Impacts
Supporting Supplier Responsibility—Supporting Diverse Suppliers
Building More Inclusive Communities
2021 Social Impact Report
GRI 204: Procurement Practices
Disclosure Number: 103-1 Disclosure Title: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Reference/Response: Upholding Human Rights
Supporting Supplier Responsibility
Disclosure Number: 103-2 Disclosure Title: The management approach and its components Reference/Response: Upholding Human Rights
Supporting Supplier Responsibility
Disclosure Number: 103-3 Disclosure Title: Evaluation of the management approach Reference/Response: Supporting Supplier Responsibility
Disclosure Number: 204-1 Disclosure Title: Proportion of spending on local suppliers Reference/Response: Supporting Supplier Responsibility—Local Sourcing as a Percentage of Regional Spend
Data Center
GRI 205: Anti-corruption
Disclosure Number: 103-1 Disclosure Title: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Reference/Response: Ensuring Responsible Governance—Ethics
Disclosure Number: 103-2 Disclosure Title: The management approach and its components Reference/Response: Ensuring Responsible Governance—Ethics
Disclosure Number: 103-3 Disclosure Title: Evaluation of the management approach Reference/Response: Ensuring Responsible Governance—Ethics
Disclosure Number: 205-1 Disclosure Title: Operations assessed for risks related to corruption Reference/Response: Ensuring Responsible Governance—Ethics
GM takes a risk based approach toward assessing global anti-corruption risks. Operations are continually assessed under our risk-based model, and GM’s anti-corruption compliance program is designed to meet or exceed all applicable legal standards.
Disclosure Number: 205-2 Disclosure Title: Communication and training about anti-corruption policies and procedures Reference/Response: Ensuring Responsible Governance—Ethics—Ethics Training and Education
Disclosure Number: 205-3 Disclosure Title: Confirmed incidents of corruption and actions taken Reference/Response: Allegations of corruption/bribery are formally investigated to conclusion.
The investigation results are provided to pertinent stakeholders for remediation and corrective action.
GRI 300: Environmental
GRI 301: Materials
Disclosure Number: 103-1 Disclosure Title: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Reference/Response: Designing for the Environment—Sourcing Sustainable Materials
Supporting Supplier Responsibility—Sourcing Strategic Raw Materials
Disclosure Number: 103-2 Disclosure Title: The management approach and its components Reference/Response: Designing for the Environment—Sourcing Sustainable Materials
Supporting Supplier Responsibility—Sourcing Strategic Raw Materials
Disclosure Number: 103-3 Disclosure Title: Evaluation of the management approach Reference/Response: Designing for the Environment—Sourcing Sustainable Materials
Supporting Supplier Responsibility—Sourcing Strategic Raw Materials
Disclosure Number: 301-2 Disclosure Title: Recycled input materials used Reference/Response: Designing for the Environment—Sourcing Sustainable Materials
SASB—Material Efficiency and Recycling
GRI 302: Energy
Disclosure Number: 103-1 Disclosure Title: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Reference/Response: Strategy—Sustainability Strategy—Sustainability Priority Assessment
Reducing Carbon Emissions
Supporting Supplier Responsibility—Integrating Sustainability Into Our Supply Chain—CDP Supply Chain Initiative
CDP Climate Change (2021 section C0.5)
Disclosure Number: 103-2 Disclosure Title: The management approach and its components Reference/Response: Reducing Carbon Emissions
CDP Climate Change
Disclosure Number: 103-3 Disclosure Title: Evaluation of the management approach Reference/Response: Reducing Carbon Emissions
Supporting Supplier Responsibility—Integrating Sustainability Into Our Supply Chain—CDP Supply Chain Initiative
CDP Climate Change
Disclosure Number: 302-1 Disclosure Title: Energy consumption within the organization Reference/Response: Data Center
Disclosure Number: 302-2 Disclosure Title: Energy consumption outside of the organization Reference/Response: Data Center
Disclosure Number: 302-3 Disclosure Title: Energy intensity Reference/Response: Data Center
Disclosure Number: 302-4 Disclosure Title: Reduction of energy consumption Reference/Response: Data Center
Disclosure Number: 302-5 Disclosure Title: Reductions in energy requirements of products and services Reference/Response: Reducing Carbon Emissions—The Journey to Zero Emissions; Accelerating an Inclusive All-Electric Future; Reducing Emissions From ICE Vehicles
Data Center
GRI 303: Water and Effluents
Disclosure Number: 103-1 Disclosure Title: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Reference/Response: Designing for the Environment—Reducing Water Intensity
Supporting Supplier Responsibility—CDP Supply Chain Initiative
CDP Water Security 2021
Disclosure Number: 103-2 Disclosure Title: The management approach and its components Reference/Response: Designing for the Environment—Reducing Water Intensity
Supporting Supplier Responsibility—CDP Supply Chain Initiative
CDP Water Security 2021
Disclosure Number: 103-3 Disclosure Title: Evaluation of the management approach Reference/Response: Designing for the Environment—Reducing Water Intensity
Supporting Supplier Responsibility—CDP Supply Chain Initiative
CDP Water Security 2021
Disclosure Number: 303-1 Disclosure Title: Interactions with water as a shared resource Reference/Response: A combination of municipal, wells and surface water are sources for GM’s water withdrawal. Water is critical to automobile production and to building occupants for drinking water and hygiene. Local facility knowledge provides information on water supply impacts for current operations, and we engage in the use of WRI Aqueduct for future forecasting. Risks in current operations are mitigated with alternate supply, working with local utilities, conservation or process water reuse. GM engages with over 300 suppliers through CDP Water Supply Chain and other organizations like AIAG. Company goals were set to continuously improve and reduce intensity from 2010 to 2035 by 35%. Water is integrated into our business plan, and each facility has a target for year-over-year reductions.
Disclosure Number: 303-2 Disclosure Title: Management of water discharge-related impacts Reference/Response: General Motors maintains an environmental performance criteria document on water pollution control (EPC-003). Within this document, minimum concentration-based performance requirements are defined for wastewater discharge to surface water and for wastewater discharges to external wastewater systems. Where local permit limits are more stringent, those supersede the GM requirements. Where no permit limit is provided, the performance requirements are used.
Disclosure Number: 303-3 Disclosure Title: Water withdrawal Reference/Response: GM measures and monitors 100% of our major facilities’ water withdrawals by source using either invoices or meter data on a monthly basis. It is tracked in a global utility database by source, and the data is verified by an independent third party annually. Some small facilities (offices) have water service included in their lease rate, and we do not track the water withdrawal. Our estimate is that this represents less than 1% of our water withdrawal by source, so we measure and monitor 99% of water withdrawal by source.

GM identifies water stress using WRI Aqueduct model and internal company knowledge. GM measures and monitors 100% of our water withdrawals by source from water-stressed areas, using either invoices or meter data on a monthly basis. It is tracked in a global utility database by source, and the data is verified by an independent third party annually.

See also: Data Center
Disclosure Number: 303-4 Disclosure Title: Water discharge Reference/Response: GM sites must have a system in place to identify wastewater generated and discharged by current activities at the site, and as these activities change in the future, sites should also identify any additional potentially contaminated flows from on-site sources.

See also: Data Center
Disclosure Number: 303-5 Disclosure Title: Water consumption Reference/Response: GM calculates water consumption based on water withdrawal times, an engineering calculation for evaporation of 30%. Using the formula withdrawal minus discharge provides close to zero consumption due to groundwater infiltration at plant sites. GM experiences water stress at three sites in Mexico and two sites in China. We have mitigated the risk by conservation, recycling or reusing wastewater in the manufacturing process. Additionally, at one site in China, the government has provided a backup source of water to mitigate water stress risk.

See also: Data Center
GRI 305: Emissions
Disclosure Number: 103-1 Disclosure Title: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Reference/Response: Reducing Carbon Emissions
CDP Climate Change
Disclosure Number: 103-2 Disclosure Title: The management approach and its components Reference/Response: Reducing Carbon Emissions
CDP Climate Change
Disclosure Number: 103-3 Disclosure Title: Evaluation of the management approach Reference/Response: Reducing Carbon Emissions
Disclosure Number: 305-1 Disclosure Title: Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions Reference/Response: Data Center
Disclosure Number: 305-2 Disclosure Title: Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions Reference/Response: Data Center
Disclosure Number: 305-3 Disclosure Title: Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions Reference/Response: Data Center
Disclosure Number: 305-4 Disclosure Title: GHG emissions intensity Reference/Response: GM no longer calculates Scope 1 & 2 emissions intensity, as our SBTi target is focused on absolute CO2 reduction
CDP Climate Change (2021 section C4.1b)
Disclosure Number: 305-5 Disclosure Title: Reduction of GHG emissions Reference/Response: Data Center
Disclosure Number: 305-6 Disclosure Title: Emissions of ozone-depleting substances (ODS) Reference/Response: Not reported: GM does not import, export or produce ODS
Disclosure Number: 305-7 Disclosure Title: Nitrogen oxides (NOX), sulfur oxides (SOX), and other significant air emissions Reference/Response: Data Center
GRI 306: Effluents and Waste
Disclosure Number: 103-1 Disclosure Title: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Reference/Response: Designing for the Environment—Pursuing Zero Waste
Disclosure Number: 103-2 Disclosure Title: The management approach and its components Reference/Response: Designing for the Environment—Pursuing Zero Waste
Disclosure Number: 103-3 Disclosure Title: Evaluation of the management approach Reference/Response: Designing for the Environment—Pursuing Zero Waste
Disclosure Number: 306-1 Disclosure Title: Waste generation and significant waste-related impacts Reference/Response: Designing for the Environment—Pursuing Zero Waste
Disclosure Number: 306-2 Disclosure Title: Management of significant waste-related impacts Reference/Response: Designing for the Environment—Pursuing Zero Waste
Disclosure Number: 306-3 Disclosure Title: Waste generated Reference/Response: Data Center
Disclosure Number: 306-4 Disclosure Title: Waste diverted from disposal Reference/Response: Data Center
Disclosure Number: 306-5 Disclosure Title: Waste directed to disposal Reference/Response: Data Center
GRI 307: Environmental Compliance
Disclosure Number: 103-1 Disclosure Title: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Reference/Response: Ensuring Responsible Governance—Environmental Management & Compliance
Reducing Carbon Emissions
Designing for the Environment
Supporting Supplier Responsibility—Supply Chain Compliance
Global Environmental Policy
Disclosure Number: 103-2 Disclosure Title: The management approach and its components Reference/Response: Ensuring Responsible Governance—Environmental Management & Compliance—Environmental Management System (EMS)
Reducing Carbon Emissions
Designing for the Environment
Supporting Supplier Responsibility—Supply Chain Compliance
Global Environmental Policy
Disclosure Number: 103-3 Disclosure Title: Evaluation of the management approach Reference/Response: Ensuring Responsible Governance—Environmental Management & Compliance
Disclosure Number: 307-1 Disclosure Title: Non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations Reference/Response: Governance—Environmental Management & Compliance 2021 Form 10-K pages 23, 84–87
GRI 308: Supplier Environmental Assessment
Disclosure Number: 103-1 Disclosure Title: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Reference/Response: Supporting Supplier Responsibility
Supplier Code of Conduct
Disclosure Number: 103-2 Disclosure Title: The management approach and its components Reference/Response: Supporting Supplier Responsibility
Supplier Code of Conduct
Disclosure Number: 103-3 Disclosure Title: Evaluation of the management approach Reference/Response: Supporting Supplier Responsibility
Disclosure Number: 308-2 Disclosure Title: Negative environmental impacts in the supply chain and actions taken Reference/Response: Supporting Supplier Responsibility
GRI 400: Social
GRI 401: Employment
Disclosure Number: 103-1 Disclosure Title: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Reference/Response: Developing Talented & Diverse People
Disclosure Number: 103-2 Disclosure Title: The management approach and its components Reference/Response: Developing Talented & Diverse People
Disclosure Number: 103-3 Disclosure Title: Evaluation of the management approach Reference/Response: Developing Talented & Diverse People
Disclosure Number: 401-1 Disclosure Title: New employee hires and employee turnover Reference/Response: Data Center
Disclosure Number: 401-2 Disclosure Title: Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time employees Reference/Response:
Country Benefits
U.S. Flexible service employees are eligible for the same benefits. However, they pay a higher monthly contribution on health care coverage.
Canada For Job Share employees, the Health Care Spending Account/Wellness Incentive amount is 50% of that of a full-time employee. They also pay a higher monthly contribution for health care coverage.
Australia, Brazil, Israel, New Zealand No differences in benefits full-time vs. part-time
Argentina, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Russia, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay No part-time employees
Disclosure Number: 401-3 Disclosure Title: Parental leave Reference/Response: Developing Talented & Diverse People—Wellness & Benefits—Paid Family Leave/Disability Leave
GRI 402: Labor/Management Relations
Disclosure Number: 103-1 Disclosure Title: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Reference/Response: Developing Talented & Diverse People—Labor Relations
Disclosure Number: 103-2 Disclosure Title: The management approach and its components Reference/Response: Developing Talented & Diverse People—Labor Relations
Disclosure Number: 103-3 Disclosure Title: Evaluation of the management approach Reference/Response: Developing Talented & Diverse People—Labor Relations
Disclosure Number: 402-1 Disclosure Title: Minimum notice periods regarding operational changes Reference/Response: Nearly all of our labor agreements call for regular meetings between top union officials and local GM management. We also have formal processes in place to notify all workers of work stoppages. As an example, please see 2019 ratified agreement between the UAW and GM.
GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety
Disclosure Number: 103-1 Disclosure Title: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Reference/Response: Keeping People Safe—A Culture of Safety
Disclosure Number: 103-2 Disclosure Title: The management approach and its components Reference/Response: Keeping People Safe—A Culture of Safety
Disclosure Number: 103-3 Disclosure Title: Evaluation of the management approach Reference/Response: Keeping People Safe—A Culture of Safety
Disclosure Number: 403-1 Disclosure Title: Occupational health and safety management system Reference/Response: Keeping People Safe—A Culture of Safety
Disclosure Number: 403-2 Disclosure Title: Hazard identification, risk assessment, and incident investigation Reference/Response: Keeping People Safe—A Culture of Safety
Disclosure Number: 403-3 Disclosure Title: Occupational health services Reference/Response: Keeping People Safe—A Culture of Safety
Disclosure Number: 403-4 Disclosure Title: Worker participation, consultation, and communication on occupational health and safety Reference/Response: Keeping People Safe—A Culture of Safety
Disclosure Number: 403-5 Disclosure Title: Worker training on occupational health and safety Reference/Response: Keeping People Safe—A Culture of Safety
Disclosure Number: 403-6 Disclosure Title: Promotion of worker health Reference/Response: Keeping People Safe—A Culture of Safety
Developing Talented & Diverse People—Wellness & Benefits
Disclosure Number: 403-7 Disclosure Title: Prevention and mitigation of occupational health and safety impacts directly linked by business relationships Reference/Response: Keeping People Safe—A Culture of Safety
Disclosure Number: 403-8 Disclosure Title: Workers covered by an occupational health and safety management system Reference/Response: Keeping People Safe—A Culture of Safety
Disclosure Number: 403-9 Disclosure Title: Work-related injuries Reference/Response: Keeping People Safe—A Culture of Safety
Disclosure Title: Employees (number/million work hours) Reference/Response: Data Center
Disclosure Title: Data coverage (% of employees) Reference/Response: Data Center
GRI 404: Training and Education
Disclosure Number: 103-1 Disclosure Title: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Reference/Response: Developing Talented and Diverse People
Disclosure Number: 103-2 Disclosure Title: The management approach and its components Reference/Response: Developing Talented and Diverse People
Disclosure Number: 103-3 Disclosure Title: Evaluation of the management approach Reference/Response: Developing Talented and Diverse People
Disclosure Number: 404-1 Disclosure Title: Average hours of training per year per employee Reference/Response: Data Center
Disclosure Number: 404-2 Disclosure Title: Programs for upgrading employee skills and transition assistance programs Reference/Response: Developing Talented and Diverse People—A Team That Includes Everybody—Developing Everyone’s Potential; Labor Relations—Supporting Represented Employees Through Business Challenges
Disclosure Number: 404-3 Disclosure Title: Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews Reference/Response: All active salaried employees have performance and development conversations with their leader annually, at a minimum.
GRI 405: Diversity and Equal Opportunity
Disclosure Number: 103-1 Disclosure Title: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Reference/Response: Strategy—Our Climate Action Framework for an Equitable Transition; Sustainability Strategy—Sustainability Priority Matrix
Reducing Carbon Emissions—The Journey to Zero Emissions, Factory ZERO: How Our Future Looks
Developing Talented & Diverse People
Supporting Supplier Responsibility—Supporting Diverse Suppliers
Disclosure Number: 103-2 Disclosure Title: The management approach and its components Reference/Response: Developing Talented & Diverse People
Disclosure Number: 103-3 Disclosure Title: Evaluation of the management approach Reference/Response: Developing Talented & Diverse People
Disclosure Number: 405-1 Disclosure Title: Diversity of governance bodies and employees Reference/Response: Developing Talented & Diverse People
Ensuring Responsible Governance—Corporate Governance
Data Center
Disclosure Number: 405-2 Disclosure Title: Ratio of basic salary and remuneration of women to men Reference/Response: Data Center
GRI 407: Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
Disclosure Number: 103-1 Disclosure Title: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Reference/Response: Developing Talented & Diverse People—Labor Relations; Upholding Human Rights
Code of Conduct; Supplier Code of Conduct
Disclosure Number: 103-2 Disclosure Title: The management approach and its components Reference/Response: Developing Talented & Diverse People—Labor Relations; Upholding Human Rights
Code of Conduct; Supplier Code of Conduct
Disclosure Number: 103-3 Disclosure Title: Evaluation of the management approach Reference/Response: Developing Talented & Diverse People—Labor Relations; Upholding Human Rights
Code of Conduct; Supplier Code of Conduct
Disclosure Number: 407-1 Disclosure Title: Operations and suppliers in which the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining may be at risk Reference/Response: We have not identified any GM operations or Tier I suppliers for risks of this nature.
GRI 408: Child Labor
Disclosure Number: 103-1 Disclosure Title: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Reference/Response: Upholding Human Rights; Supporting Supplier Responsibility—Supply Chain Compliance; Tracing Raw Materials to the Source
Conflict Minerals Policy
Human Rights Policy
Disclosure Number: 103-2 Disclosure Title: The management approach and its components Reference/Response: Upholding Human Rights; Supporting Supplier Responsibility—Supply Chain Compliance; Tracing Raw Materials to the Source
Conflict Minerals Policy
Human Rights Policy
Disclosure Number: 103-3 Disclosure Title: Evaluation of the management approach Reference/Response: Upholding Human Rights; Supporting Supplier Responsibility—Supply Chain Compliance; Tracing Raw Materials to the Source
Conflict Minerals Policy
Human Rights Policy
Disclosure Number: 408-1 Disclosure Title: Operations and suppliers at significant risk for incidents of child labor Reference/Response: Supporting Supplier Responsibility—Tracing Raw Materials to the Source
GRI 409: Forced or Compulsory Labor
Disclosure Number: 103-1 Disclosure Title: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Reference/Response: Upholding Human Rights; Supporting Supplier Responsibility—Supply Chain Compliance; Tracing Raw Materials to the Source
Conflict Minerals Policy
Human Rights Policy
Disclosure Number: 103-2 Disclosure Title: The management approach and its components Reference/Response: Upholding Human Rights; Supporting Supplier Responsibility—Supply Chain Compliance; Tracing Raw Materials to the Source
Conflict Minerals Policy
Human Rights Policy
Disclosure Number: 103-3 Disclosure Title: Evaluation of the management approach Reference/Response: Upholding Human Rights; Supporting Supplier Responsibility—Supply Chain Compliance; Tracing Raw Materials to the Source
Conflict Minerals Policy
Human Rights Policy
Disclosure Number: 409-1 Disclosure Title: Operations and suppliers at significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor Reference/Response: Upholding Human Rights; Supporting Supplier Responsibility—Supply Chain Compliance; Tracing Raw Materials to the Source
Conflict Minerals Policy
Human Rights Policy
GRI 412: Human Rights Assessment
Disclosure Number: 103-1 Disclosure Title: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Reference/Response: Developing Talented & Diverse People
Upholding Human Rights
Supporting Supplier Responsibility—Industry Collaboration
Building More Inclusive Communities
Human Rights Policy
Disclosure Number: 103-2 Disclosure Title: The management approach and its components Reference/Response: Strategy—Our Climate Action Framework for an Equitable Transition
Upholding Human Rights
Supporting Supplier Responsibility—Industry Collaboration
Human Rights Policy
Supplier Code of Conduct
Conflict Minerals Policy
Disclosure Number: 103-3 Disclosure Title: Evaluation of the management approach Reference/Response: Strategy—Our Climate Action Framework for a Sustainable Future
Upholding Human Rights
Supporting Supplier Responsibility—Industry Collaboration
Human Rights Policy
Supplier Code of Conduct
Conflict Minerals Policy
Disclosure Number: 412-2 Disclosure Title: Employee training on human rights policies or procedures Reference/Response: Upholding Human Rights
Human Rights Policy
GRI 413: Local Communities
Disclosure Number: 103-1 Disclosure Title: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Reference/Response: Strategy—Our Climate Action Framework for a Sustainable Future
Building More Inclusive Communities
2021 Social Impact Report
Disclosure Number: 103-2 Disclosure Title: The management approach and its components Reference/Response: Strategy—Our Climate Action Framework for a Sustainable Future
Building More Inclusive Communities
2021 Social Impact Report
Disclosure Number: 103-3 Disclosure Title: Evaluation of the management approach Reference/Response: Strategy—Our Climate Action Framework for a Sustainable Future
Building More Inclusive Communities
2021 Social Impact Report
Disclosure Number: 413-1 Disclosure Title: Operations with local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs Reference/Response: Strategy—Our Climate Action Framework for an Equitable Transition
Supporting Supplier Responsibility—Supporting Diverse Suppliers
Building More Inclusive Communities
2021 Social Impact Report
GRI 414: Supplier Social Assessment
Disclosure Number: 103-1 Disclosure Title: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Reference/Response: Supporting Supplier Responsibility—Integrating Sustainability Into Our Supply Chain
Disclosure Number: 103-2 Disclosure Title: The management approach and its components Reference/Response: Supporting Supplier Responsibility—Integrating Sustainability Into Our Supply Chain; Supply Chain Compliance; Supporting Diverse Suppliers
Disclosure Number: 103-3 Disclosure Title: Evaluation of the management approach Reference/Response: Supporting Supplier Responsibility—Supporting Diverse Suppliers
Disclosure Number: 414-1 Disclosure Title: New suppliers that were screened using social criteria Reference/Response: Supporting Supplier Responsibility—Supply Chain Compliance
Supporting Supplier Responsibility—Responsible Sourcing of Raw Materials
Disclosure Number: 414-2 Disclosure Title: Negative social impacts in the supply chain and actions taken Reference/Response: We have not identified any Tier I suppliers for risks of this nature.
GRI 415: Public Policy
Disclosure Number: 103-1 Disclosure Title: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Reference/Response: Governance —Corporate Governance—Corporate Political Contributions and Lobbying Expenditures
Political Contributions and Expenditures Policy
Advancing Transformative Technologies—Super Cruise and Ultra Cruise Driver Assistance Technology
Disclosure Number: 103-2 Disclosure Title: The management approach and its components Reference/Response: Ensuring Responsible Governance—Corporate Governance—Corporate Political Contributions and Lobbying Expenditures
Disclosure Number: 103-3 Disclosure Title: Evaluation of the management approach Reference/Response: Ensuring Responsible Governance—Corporate Governance—Corporate Political Contributions and Lobbying Expenditures
Disclosure Number: 415-1 Disclosure Title: Political contributions Reference/Response: General Motors Voluntary Report of 2021 Political Contributions
GRI 416: Customer Health and Safety
Disclosure Number: 103-1 Disclosure Title: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Reference/Response: Strategy—How GM Creates Value
Earning Customers for Life
Keeping People Safe
Disclosure Number: 103-2 Disclosure Title: The management approach and its components Reference/Response: Strategy—How GM Creates Value
Earning Customers for Life
Keeping People Safe
Disclosure Number: 103-3 Disclosure Title: Evaluation of the management approach Reference/Response: Keeping People Safe
Disclosure Number: 416-1 Disclosure Title: Assessment of the health and safety impacts of product and service categories Reference/Response: Keeping People Safe—Developing Safe Products
Governance—Environmental Management
We assess health and safety in our products as required by the different markets in which we operate.
Disclosure Number: 416-2 Disclosure Title: Incidents of non-compliance concerning the health and safety impacts of products and services Reference/Response: Keeping People Safe—Developing Safe Products
2021 Form 10-K pages 84–87
GRI 418: Customer Privacy
Disclosure Number: 103-1 Disclosure Title: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Reference/Response: Governance—Cybersecurity & Privacy
Global Privacy Policy
Product Cybersecurity Policy
Disclosure Number: 103-2 Disclosure Title: The management approach and its components Reference/Response: Governance—Cybersecurity & Privacy
Global Privacy Policy
Product Cybersecurity Policy
Disclosure Number: 103-3 Disclosure Title: Evaluation of the management approach Reference/Response: Governance—Cybersecurity & Privacy
Global Privacy Policy
Product Cybersecurity Policy
Disclosure Number: 418-1 Disclosure Title: Substantiated complaints concerning breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data Reference/Response: In 2021, we did not have any substantiated customer privacy complaints from outside parties or regulatory bodies.
GRI 419: Socioeconomic Compliance
Disclosure Number: 103-1 Disclosure Title: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Reference/Response: Upholding Human Rights; Supporting Supplier Responsibility—Supply Chain Compliance
Disclosure Number: 103-2 Disclosure Title: The management approach and its components Reference/Response: Upholding Human Rights; Supporting Supplier Responsibility—Supply Chain Compliance
Disclosure Number: 103-3 Disclosure Title: Evaluation of the management approach Reference/Response: Upholding Human Rights; Supporting Supplier Responsibility—Supply Chain Compliance
Disclosure Number: 419-1 Disclosure Title: Non-compliance with laws and regulations in the social and economic area Reference/Response: Keeping People Safe—Developing Safe Products
2021 Form 10-K pages 84–87