Energy conservation programs combined with increased use of renewable energy sources have helped drive a 15 percent reduction in energy intensity against our 2010 baseline.
Renewable energy generation is increasing at an aggressive pace as we work toward a new goal to meet 100 percent of the electrical needs of our global operations through renewable energy by 2050.
Reductions in carbon intensity, which are close to 22 percent since 2010, have closely tracked with improved energy efficiency. We have met our target three years before our goal year.
By the end of 2017, we had reduced our overall water intensity by 12 percent since 2010 and are well within reach of achieving our 2020 goal early.
By the end of 2017 we had reduced our waste intensity by 25 percent and have a plan to meet it by 2020.
The addition of 27 new landfill-free sites positions us well within reach of our 2020 goal and marks steady progress toward our aspiration to become a zero-waste company. We have increased our goal for the third time.
Though we achieved our commitment in 2013, we continue to lower VOC emissions annually.
We were gratified to add 11 new certified wildlife habitats during 2017, thanks to the commitment and enthusiasm of our manufacturing employees and leadership. We are currently at 81 percent of our goal.
*These dealers met specific criteria for environmental performance. Visit www.gmgreendealer.com for details of the program.