General Motors is continuously working to enhance its ways of not only being greener and more efficient but to also show it can save quite a bit of money in the process.
Last year, GM launched the Green Supply Chain project in China with enormous success. Now, it’s back again for 2017. GM says the project will involve 16 China-based suppliers that manufacture components for GM vehicles across the globe. To build on last year’s success, GM will also offer the group of suppliers training, energy audits and other support.
The major focus of the initiative will be to curb energy consumption and increase recycling at each supplier for 16 much greener links in the supply chain.
For some perspective, last year the project implemented 64 new, energy-saving proposals. Following the proposals, suppliers collectively reduced carbon dioxide by over 5.5 million kilograms. At the same time, the project saved $1.3 million across the supply chain.
Here at home, GM is no slouch either. One of its most recent initiatives involves the recycling of plastic water bottles from Michigan-based factories and the automaker’s headquarters to create engine covers, air filters and even coats for the needy.