General Motors


Challenge Commitment
Goals Progress
25%Reduction in Energy Intensity23%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)
20%Reduction in Water Intensity Goal Achieved

General Motors Co. and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world's largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. With its global headquarters in Detroit, GM employs 202,000 people in every major region of the world. The company is committed to reducing energy intensity from its facilities by 20 percent by 2020 and has reduced it 10% between 2010 and 2013. GM has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence Award for superior energy management and has 63 facilities meeting a voluntary Energy Star® Challenge for Industry – reducing energy intensity by 10% within five years – this is more than any other company worldwide. In addition, GM has committed to utilizing 125 MW of renewable energy globally and has been recognized as a Solar Champion by the U.S. Solar Energy Industry Association for its impact in promoting a strong solar industry in the U.S. GM also is a leader in the industrial sector for its utilization of landfill gas.