We are working diligently to integrate sustainability into all aspects of GM's supply chain.
A cross-enterprise project team—the GPSC Sustainability Team—was formed in 2020 to execute our GPSC Sustainability Vision: A collaborative supply chain minimizing environmental impact and enhancing long-term sustainability for our planet and the communities we serve through innovation and performance. This team is made up of more than 50 employees who are passionate about sustainability and have volunteered to take on additional responsibilities to be part of this effort. All members are required to join a workstream to help advance the team’s vision. Workstreams include Packaging, Metals, Plastics, Culture, Supplier Education and Logistics, with new workstreams being created as needed.
The efforts of the workstreams in 2020 took many forms. For example, the Culture workstream worked to drive individual accountability among all GPSC employees to be stewards of the environment. We did this by introducing sustainability messages at the beginning of weekly GPSC staff meetings, similar to the safety messages we use to begin our meetings. We also conducted an employee survey on sustainability and have organized a series of lunchtime educational sessions.
GPSC is holding monthly sustainability calls among GPSC team members from each global region. Their purpose is to build a collaborative and aligned global network that is committed to advancing sustainability in GPSC.
Environmental and social sustainability are among the most critical issues of our time. Securing a more sustainable future requires urgency, decisive action and engagement from all. Through the strength of our supplier partners and the GM team, we are committed to driving collective progress toward a more sustainable world for us and our future generations.