GM was recently recognized with the 2022 Corporate Leadership Award by the Canadian American Business Council (CABC) for the automaker’s efforts in the areas of sustainability, innovation, and job creation as it pursues a transition to an all-electric portfolio.
“Every year, the CABC recognizes businesses whose contributions shape our societies for the better,” said Canadian American Business Council CEO, Maryscott Greenwood. “This year we are proud to recognize GM with our Corporate Leadership Award for their commitment to transition to an all-electric future which includes their investments in the U.S. and Canada to create a more sustainable EV ecosystem.”
The CABC is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering dialogue between the public and private sectors in the U.S. and Canada, with key members in business leadership positions on both sides of the border. The CABC recognized a variety of GM’s recent efforts to electrify its vehicle portfolio, including the grand opening of the GM Factory Zero plant in Michigan, its first-ever fully dedicated EV assembly plant. The CABC also recognized the reopening of the GM Oshawa plant in Canada, which became the first major North American plant where women make up 50 percent of the workforce.
“Thank you to the Canadian American Business Council for the wonderful recognition that is the Corporate Leadership award,” said GM CEO, Mary Barra. “General Motors is committed to an all-electric future, and we are making rapid progress to reach our zero-emission goal. This transformation requires the cooperation of governments, businesses, and communities on both sides of the border to ensure a sustainable future.”
The CABC 2022 Corporate Leadership Award was handed over during the organization’s 28th Annual State of the Relationship event, with GM Vice President and Head of Public Policy, Omar Vargas, accepting the award on behalf of GM.
GM aims to fully transition its light-duty vehicle portfolio to all-electric power by 2035, with a goal of achieving carbon neutrality across its business by 2040. To that end, GM plans to launch 30 new EV models globally by the 2025 calendar year.