General Motors is continuing to be at the forefront of social and environmental responsibility, as it highlights its contributions across the globe to this past World Environment Day.
GM rallied its global employee base with the movement to induce positive change in the environment around us through 62 of its manufacturing and non-manufacturing facilities.
“GM’s efforts can have a significant impact on people and our planet,” said Mari Kay Scott, GM executive director of global environmental compliance and sustainability. “Our teams mobilized and showed their creativity, whether it was hosting environmental contests, upcycling waste or planting mango trees.”
The automaker provided highlights from around the world as its dedication to a greener tomorrow:
- In Africa, employees were awarded trees to plant following a lecture on how to become better environmentalists.
- In Asia, 100 trees were planted at the Indian Talegaon Plant.
- In Australia, Holden employees pruned trees, mulched and improved the habitat of The Friends of Westgate Park.
- In Europe, a team of six from Vauxhall visited Dell Farm Education Center to preserve natural habitats for insects and birds.
- In North America, GM’s Component Holding facilities in the U.S. hosted electronic recycling collections.
- In South America, initiatives in Ecuador, Brazil and Venezuela helped educate communities on greener practices.