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GM Recognized in 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability Index

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The General Motors Renaissance Center six-tower office complex now recycles, reuses or converts all its daily waste, diverting 5 million pounds of trash annually from landfills. A number of partners make landfill-free possible. Recycle America, Waste Management's material recycling facility takes plastics and cardboard

The General Motors Renaissance Center six-tower office complex now recycles, reuses or converts all its daily waste, diverting 5 million pounds of trash annually from landfills. A number of partners make landfill-free possible. Recycle America, Waste Management’s material recycling facility takes plastics and cardboard
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General Motors announced on Friday that it has been added to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, making it the lone auto manufacturer in North America to be recognized.

“We’re on a mission to transform transportation, from designing more efficient vehicles to redefining how they’re built to reduce environmental impact,” said Greg Martin, executive director of Global Public Policy. “These efforts allow us to deliver top-line vehicles to customers and bottom-line benefits to investors.”


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More than 1,800 companies were assessed in the 16th annual study, and while GM’s placement among those companies is not yet confirmed, its press release notes that it earned “top scores in climate strategy and operational eco-efficiency, and a perfect score in environmental policy and management.”

GM earned the 2015 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year award for Sustained Excellence from the EPA earlier this year, and it announced in July that it would join other companies in the White House’s American Business Act on Climate Pledge.

Among GM’s green-oriented endeavors in the recent past is the move to compost at GM Headquarters, the increase of EV charging stations around the country, and a number of other honors earned from the US EPA.


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