General Motors de México Wins Socially Responsible Company Award For Third Straight Year
General Motors de México in May won its third consecutive Socially Responsible Company award from the Mexican Center for Philanthropy and Alliance for Corporate Social Responsibility. GM earned the award for its various environmental, educational, and community outreach efforts over the past year.
“General Motors has had a strong commitment to Mexico for 81 years, so all our actions focus on contributing in some way to the economic and social development of this country,” said Teresa Cid, Director of Communications and Public Relations, GM of Mexico. “For example, in 2016, we were able to support more than 52,000 people through the Cheyenne Brigade, boost education among more than 4,600 young people, promote timely detection of breast cancer in vulnerable communities, and strengthen environmental care environment.”
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Among GM de México’s environmental efforts are the reuse of up to 44% of subsoil-extracted water at its treatment plants, ISO 50001: 2011 Certification at both the San Luis Potosí Complex and Toluca Complex, and volunteer efforts to plant approximately 3,167 trees throughout the country.
On the education front, GM invited more than 4,600 from more than 100 different learning institutions to visit manufacturing facilities, supported 209 students through the Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education (PACE) program, and provided mentorship for 11 teams of junior high schoolers so that they could participate in FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology).
Additionally, GM de México employees donated nearly $3 million to the United Fund to help provide health and education services to children, and the company participated in an effort to raise breast cancer awareness.