General Motors China recently wrapped up its Green Supply Chain project, a year-long initiative to improve energy consumption efficiency and environment protection.
GM has revealed the project was a massive success stating carbon dioxide output was reduced by over 12 million pounds. In the process, more than RMB 9.3 million was saved, or $1.39 million USD.
“The Green Supply Chain project helped our suppliers improve their efficiency and overall work environment,” said GM Executive Vice President and GM China President Matt Tsien. “We will continue cooperating with our suppliers to seek additional improvements across their operations. This is part of GM’s focus on consistently driving for clean and energy-efficient production throughout our value chain.”
The eight suppliers involved in the process reduced consumption of electricity and natural gas and implemented 64 proposals to help save energy. The effects can be compared to planting 300,000 new trees.
“GM China’s Green Supply Chain project provided professional guidance to us for identifying energy conservation opportunities and eventually achieving excellence in energy efficiency,” said David Wang, vice president of CMW (Tianjin) Industry Co. Ltd., one of the eight suppliers. “Our energy management system passed an audit and received third-party certification. We are pleased to have been part of this corporate social responsibility initiative, which also helped enhance our company’s credibility.”