Most of the specially equipped versions of the Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle will be used by San Francisco-based Lyft, which will test them in its ride-sharing fleet in several states, one of the sources said. GM has no immediate plans to sell the Bolt AV to individual customers, according to the source.
Sincewe have been measuring our progress against a set of manufacturing commitments, having achieved five to date. We measure and manage resource use across our value chain to drive business efficiencies and conserve natural resources.
While our facilities vary widely in function and size, our resource management strategy is applied on a consistent basis.
Read how our operations measures up Read how our operations actions move us forward We currently maintain nearly facilities, including more than manufacturing plants around the world.
No two facilities are alike. There is a great range among them in terms of size, function, processes and local environment. All GM-owned and -operated facilities have their own operating plans, but function under a common set of Environmental Principles, which provide an effective foundation for environmental stewardship and support our efforts to build the most valued automotive company.
Each GM manufacturing site has one or more environmental engineers, who are supported by a GM regional environmental team.
Our Global Manufacturing organization oversees and manages these teams. We also have an annual business planning process, known as Business Plan Deployment BPDto strengthen the management of environmental performance e. Furthermore, throughout our manufacturing organization, annual compensation is based on performance to the BPD, which includes environmental metrics.
Environmental Principles As a responsible corporate citizen, GM is dedicated to protecting human health, natural resources and the global environment. This dedication reaches further than compliance with the law to encompass the integration of sound environmental practices into our business decisions.
The following Environmental Principles provide guidance to GM personnel in the conduct of their daily business practices: GM employees are committed to preserving and protecting the environment.
We are committed to actions to restore and preserve the environment. We are committed to reducing waste and pollutants, conserving resources and recycling materials at every stage of the product life cycle.
We will continue to participate actively in educating the public regarding environmental conservation. We will continue to pursue vigorously the development and implementation of technologies for minimizing pollutant emissions.
We will continue to work with governmental entities for the development of technically sound and financially responsible environmental laws and regulations. We will continue to assess the impact of our plants and products on the environment and the communities in which we live and operate, with the goal of continuous improvement.
Environmental Policy We believe our past achievements in the area of environmental stewardship are the result of a combination of Environmental Principles and Performance Criteria and local policies.
With our Environmental Principles as a foundation, this combination provides a framework for our manufacturing and nonmanufacturing facilities and major technology centers around the world to implement global policy, consistent and complementary local policies and the EPC.
These plant-specific actions play a significant role in our overall environmental compliance, ensuring that local plant policies: Are appropriate to the nature, scale and environmental impacts of its activities, products or services.
Reinforce a commitment to comply with applicable laws and regulations and with other relevant environmental requirements. Include a commitment to continuous improvement and pollution prevention. Provide the framework for setting and reviewing environmental objectives and targets. Are documented, implemented, maintained and communicated to all employees.
Statutory, regulatory and permit programs administered by various governmental agencies impose numerous environmental requirements on our facilities and products, and compliance with these requirements is an organizational imperative.
Compliance issues occasionally arise, and each allegation of noncompliance is treated seriously by GM. GM took actions to resolve these NOVs. Environmental Management System All the manufacturing facilities that GM owns and operates, and a number of our nonmanufacturing sites around the world, have implemented an Environmental Management System EMS.
This system combines elements of the environmental management standard International Organization for Standardization ISO and elements that are specific to our operations. GM has developed a robust internal process to self-declare conformance to ISO GM operations in other regions currently utilize third-party accredited registrars to certify conformance to ISO.
New manufacturing operations must develop and implement EMS within 24 months of the start of production or the date of acquisition.
Our operations in the U.Introduction and executive summary. Over the past 30 years the U.S. auto industry has faced multiple existential crises, illustrating both the cost of lost opportunities and the power of innovation as the archetypical industrial enterprise adapts to a post-industrial knowledge economy.
General Motors Manufacturing Energy Management Al Hildreth, PE, CEM GM has a commitment to the environment and sustainability that applies to every part of our Business Plan Deployment Andon Concept/Process.
Problem Solving Total Productive. Get up-to-the-minute environmentally-friendly (or egregiously unfriendly) car news, reviews, high-quality photos and commentary about living green. GM’s crosstown rival Ford Motor Co has said it plans to begin building its first self-driving vehicles at a suburban Detroit plant in late , for deployment in on-demand ride sharing fleets.
May 27, · Guilt, doubt and blame have plagued the people touched by a General Motors ignition switch defect that has killed 13 people. GM Cruise LLC, commonly referred to as Cruise or Cruise Automation, is an American driverless car company headquartered in San Francisco, California.
Founded in , by Kyle Vogt and Daniel Kan, Cruise tests and develops autonomous car technology.