GM Prioritizing Biodiversity, Wildlife Habitats at Plants
Describing the chirping of cicadas from the treetops is a move best saved for a clichéd short story—unless that chirping is occurring next to an automotive plant.
Such a sight can be found at the Gunsan plant in South Korea, which features rescued trees from which cicadas nest and sing.
It’s emblematic of the strides toward biodiversity undertaken by General Motors, which has made an environmental commitment that extends well beyond road-ready vehicles that are better for the environment than ever before.
In total, 46 GM facilities worldwide have been recognized by the Wildlife Habitat Council for their efforts in implementing biodiversity programs at the facilities.
“General Motors’ continued conservation leadership and commitment to habitat enhancement sets an example for other companies to follow,” said Margaret O’Gorman, president of the Wildlife Habitat Council. “The global aspect of GM’s participation in conservation programs raises awareness of corporate conservation’s impact in enhancing ecosystems of value around the world.”
The Wildlife Habitat Council recently certified the Gunsan plant as GM’s first wildlife habitat.
“Our global scale gives us an opportunity to enhance diverse ecosystems in the communities where we live and work, from wetlands and deserts to woodlands and prairies,” said Greg Martin, GM executive director for Sustainability. “We work with schools, nonprofits and conservation groups in our communities to increase awareness about wildlife and habitat preservation at the local level.”