General Motor China challenged its parts suppliers to a year-long “Green Supply Chain” to show the benefits of going green. Guess what? They’re pretty immense benefits.
The project saved more than $1.3 million along the supply chain and led to a reduction of 5,500 metric tons of CO2. For some perspective, that’s the equivalent of 142,000 trees sucking up CO2 over 10 years.
“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.
It’s certainly a start, but GM has a long way to go before it realizes its goal of being a completely green company. GM recently set a mandate to be powered completely by renewable energy by the year 2050.