General Motors Strengthens Sustainability Leadership, Earns Placement on Two Dow Jones Indices

Originally Published by General Motors.

General Motors has once again been included on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for corporate sustainability leadership. This marks the second year the company has been selected for the World Index and its fourth consecutive year as the only automaker on the North American Index.


The DJSI Indices family represents the gold standard for corporate sustainability and is the first index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies based on RobecoSAM’s analysis of financially material Environmental, Social and Governance factors.

“It’s an honor to maintain our leadership status on the DJSI Indices,” said David Tulauskas, director, Global Sustainability. “Our sustainable mindset and focus on ESG issues drives long-term value and progress toward our vision of a future with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.”

To read General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra’s update on the company’s progress toward and all-electric future visit LinkedIn.

Since debuting on the DJSI North American Index in 2015, General Motors has strengthened its performance year over year, earning its place on the World Index. For 2018, the company achieved a score of 75 and placement in the 96thpercentile among the automotive sector.

General Motors earned a perfect score (100th percentile) in Corporate Governance, Brand Management, Environmental Reporting, and Environmental Policy & Management Systems, along with Talent Attraction and Retention. The company also significantly increased performance in Low Carbon Strategy, up 34 percent from 2017, and improved 12 percent from the previous year in the Labor Practice Indicators, Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy categories.

Autonomous, electric, shared and connected vehicles are fueling the company’s transformation, and combined will provide customers with safer, better and more sustainable vehicles and communities.

Progress also continues at the company’s global operations. General Motors uses 371 megawatts of energy from renewable sources now, and by the end of 2018 renewable energy will power 20 percent of the company’s global electricity use. The company has committed to generate or source all electrical power with 100 percent renewable energyby 2050.

General Motors remains the industry leader with the most operations that send zero waste to landfill. The company also surpassed its 2020 goal to reduce the carbon intensity of its operations by 20 percent, from a 2010 baseline, three years early.

As the first company to commit to sourcing sustainable natural rubber in its tires, General Motors has driven tire and auto industry engagement and action in eliminating deforestation, strengthening ethical business practices and respecting human and labor rights.

For more information on General Motors’ environmental and social commitments, visit gmsustainability.com and the gm.green blog.

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