what we measure

Safety

Vehicle Safety

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

43%
Fewer front-to-rear crashes of all severities in GM vehicles with autobrake and forward collision warning, compared to vehicles without these features
64%
Fewer front-to-rear crashes with injuries
10,000+
Tests conducted per year at GM’s Vehicle Safety and Crashworthiness Lab

New Car Assessment Program Top Performing Models

(Percent of models with 5-Star overall vehicle score or top overall rating)

73%
United States
83%
China
100%
Australasia
75%
South Korea
50%
Asean Region

Global Deployment of Advanced Safety Technologies

(Number of models with these technologies available or as standard equipment out of 66 total models)

49
Forward Collision
24
Adaptive Cruise Control
23
Safety Alert Seat
17
Front Pedestrian Braking
32
Forward or Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking
16
Lane Departure Warning
44
Side Blind Zone Alert
36
Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
33
Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
22
Surround Vision

GM Safety & Noncompliance Recalls*

(number of recalls)

GM Safety & Noncompliance Recalls*

(vehicle volume in millions)

  • Global
  • North America

By building a culture of safety, we are able to identify potential quality and safety issues earlier. In addition to a decrease in the number of recalls, we are also seeing issues related to current models surface more quickly, thereby resulting in smaller population per recall. Half of the recalls initiated in 2018 involved vehicle populations of fewer than 10,000 vehicles.

Proportion of U.S. Recalls Involving Fewer than 10,000 Vehicles

Speak Up for Safety Submissions
(Total/CY2018)

25,420
Total Since
Inception
5,333
CY2018

Workplace Safety

0
Workplace fatalities
in 2018
22%
Decrease in workplace
injuries over past two years

Lost Time Injury Rate – Employees

Number of lost work day injuries per 1,000,000 work hours.

This KPI focuses on those injuries that resulted in employees' losing days from work. This helps us identify areas and processes where we should center our focus to improve our safety controls.

Fatalities

A work-related incident resulting in death.

Our target is zero, so that every person who enters a GM facility leaves safe and unharmed.

Recordable Incident Rate

Number of incidents that resulted in injuries or illnesses that required medical treatment beyond simple first aid treatment per 200,000 work hours.

This metric helps to identify hazards, eliminate risks and drive reporting for all incidents so that we can learn and assess areas for improvement.

Lost Time Injury Rate – Contractors

Number of lost work day injuries per 1,000,000 work hours.

Sentinel Events Proactive

Percent of Sentinel Events (any event with the potential to generate a serious injury or fatality) detected as Unsafe Acts/Conditions and that did not result in an incident.

Global Calls to Action Closed on Time

Percent of Global Calls to Action closed on time. A Global Call to Action is a list of lessons learned and required corrective actions to be performed by each GM site globally in response to serious incidents that occurred in any GM site.