GM’s Wildlife Habitats Continue to Thrive
GM’s wildlife habitats and education programs are extensive throughout several countries. In fact, The General has earned a whopping 15 certifications—and three awards—from the Wildlife Habitat Council. GM’s wildlife habitats are currently housed in five countries, including China, where GM was the first company to establish a certified program.
“GM truly understands the importance of establishing strategic corporate goals and objectives with the Wildlife Habitat Council and working to translate them into tangible and measurable on-the-ground actions,” commented Margaret O’Gorman, president of the Wildlife Habitat Council. The council has two programs meant to recognize corporate efforts to preserve wildlife and educate employees on environmental issues, Wildlife at Work and Corporate Lands for Learning.
Currently, GM boasts 43 certified programs and almost 5,000 acres of wildlife habitats across the globe. Among these programs and locations are a 27,000-square foot pollinator garden at the Guangde Proving Ground in China, a three-acre artificial lagoon at the Ramos Arizpe Complex in Mexico, wetlands and containment lakes in Joinville and São Caetano do Sul, Brazil, and bat nesting boxes at several facilities in the US and Canada.
“Enhancing biodiversity is a business priority and environmental imperative,” commented Greg Martin, the GM executive director for sustainability. “These habitats also enable our employees to have a tangible, postitive impact on local conservation while strengthening relationships in the communities where they live and work.”