General Motors Recieves 7th Straight Neighborhood Environmental Partner Award

General Motors Recieves 7th Straight Neighborhood Environmental Partner Award

General Motors, maker of Buick, GMC, and Cadillac vehicles, has been recognized by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for longtime support of environmentally-focused community collaboration.

GM and seven of its facilities received a Neighborhood Environmental Partner (NEP) award, an honor that encourages businesses and neighbors to work together on environmental projects.

General Motors Maintains Environmental Leadership

The company is a leader in environmental efforts, as this is the seventh straight year that GM has received NEP awards. GM has the most NEP awards granted since the program began in 2005.

“GM is committed to reducing our facilities’ environmental impact while also improving the communities in which we operate.”

– David Talauskas, GM Director of Sustainability


Irene Bashore of the Flint Assembly plant talks about GM’s environmental initiatives.

Seven of GM’s facilities received the environmental honors:

  • Lansing Delta Township Assembly
  • Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly
  • Orion Assembly
  • Warren Transmission
  • Flint Assembly
  • Romulus Engine
  • Flint Metal Center

These sites have integrated GM’s efforts to reduce the global impact of its operations through energy efficiency, resource preservation, and waste reduction.

The seven sites all participated in GM GREEN, which monitors rivers and watersheds with local students, and celebrated Earth and Arbor Day with tree planting and habitat creation.

Four of the plants actually feature an on-site natural habitat that is certified by the Wildlife Habitat Council. Two plants are completely landfill-free by recycling and reusing all waste from daily operations.

GM has a long-sustained history of environmental efforts. The company has made a commitment to sustainability and energy reduction and is seeing those goals come to fruition. GM has also partnered with Honda to create fuel-cell technology, which will help reduce global emissions.

To be eligible for the awards, GM is also a Clean Corporate Citizen and a member of the Pollution Prevention Partnership.

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