DETROIT (Jan. 17, 2012) — General Motors Co., out with its first sustainability report as a new company, said it wants to reduce total waste from facilities by 10 percent over the next decade.
The Detroit auto maker, as part of the report, set environmental stewardship goals that also include increasing the number of manufacturing and nonmanufacturing sites that do not use landfills.
GM has 81 landfill-free manufacturing sites and recycles 92 percent of the waste generated at its facilities around the world on a combined basis, the company said.
The car maker's goal is to increase is landfill-free manufacturing facilities to 100 and nonmanufacturing landfill-free sites to 25 during the next 10 years.
“Sustainability feeds our bottom line and sustaining a profitable business is our ultimate responsibility,” CEO Dan Akerson said in a statement.
This report appeared in Waste & Recycling News, a Detroit-based sister publication of Tire Business.