General Motors was named to the CDP Supplier A List for its actions in water management. The automaker represented one of just 2 percent of organizations to be awarded the designation.
GM’s goal is to reduce its water intensity by 15 percent by 2020 from a 2010 baseline. Additionally, the automaker has also worked with its suppliers to reduce water intensity.
The automaker asked more than 170 of its suppliers to disclose their water use to CDP, and the firms quickly identified water-related risks.
“Collaboration with suppliers is key to integrating water stewardship throughout the supply chain,” said Al Hildreth, GM global energy manager. “Best practice sharing, robust water discloser and engagement through education can help avoid or mitigate major water risks.”
GM’s green goals include one fairly substantial one: ridding itself of fossil fuels by 2050. The automaker hopes to transition solely to renewable energy in the decades to come.