Environment: Our Commitment
We’re committed to continuous improvement as we reduce the environmental impact of our vehicles and facilities. We’re making progress—through vehicles like the Chevrolet Volt, our 111 landfill-free facilities and by receiving back-to-back EPA ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence awards.
Environment: Fueled by the Sun
We house 38MW of solar power at 12 facilities and host two of the five largest rooftop solar arrays in the world. Our Zaragoza, Spain assembly plant was the world’s largest industrial rooftop solar installation until 2012.
Environment: Quest for Zero Landfill
We’re committed to waste reduction throughout our operations. Currently, more than half of our manufacturing facilities are landfill-free, bringing our total count to 83. On average, 97% of the waste generated from everyday manufacturing operations at these plants is recycled or reused, and 3% is converted to energy.
Environment: GM Renaissance Center Now Composts Food ScrapsDETROIT – General Motors’ Global Headquarters, a multi-office tower complex that sends no waste to landfills, now composts food preparation scraps from its various Renaissance Center restaurant kitchens for use in urban farming initiatives throughout the city.