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General Motors Company

Detroit, Michigan

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

General Motors Company (GM) is a leading automobile manufacturer located in more than 120 countries with sales reaching more than 8 million vehicles annually. As part of its new strategy, GM is committed to "making a positive difference," which is reflected in the achievements of its energy program. GM is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for adopting the ENERGY STAR approach to energy management and integrating it into the company's standard business model. Key accomplishments include:

 

·         Reducing energy intensity in its U.S. operations by 4 percent compared to 2010, saving $14 million in energy costs.

·         Reducing energy use in global facilities by 30 percent between 2005 and 2010. These savings reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 3.15 million metric tons.

·         Requiring all personnel worldwide to adopt the principles outlined in the company's Code of Conduct, including environmental sustainability and energy efficiency practices.

·         Allocating $12 million for the implementation of cost-effective energy, water, and greenhouse gas emissions reduction projects in GM's U.S. plants.

·         Earning GM's first ENERGY STAR certification for an assembly plant and achieving the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry energy use reduction goal at 30 sites.

·         Committing to invest up to $40 million over the next few years in projects that will help reduce up to 8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, equivalent to the annual impact of a forest the size of Yellowstone.

·         Using landfill gas as a source of energy in four of GM's U.S. manufacturing facilities.