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11 GM Locations Earn the Wildlife Habitat Council’s Conservation Certification for 2017

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GM’s location in Ecuador was one of 11 to earn the Conservation Certification this year

Automakers might not always be viewed as the most environmentally-friendly of organizations. Still, conservation is a goal that General Motors is consistently striving toward, and it seems as though the automaker’s efforts are now being officially recognized.

For 2017, 11 more GM locations earned their Conservation Certification from the Wildlife Habitat Council.

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Included are the following GM factories, plants, and other business centers:

1. Flint Complex (Michigan)
2. Brownstown Battery (Michigan)
3. Cruz Alta Proving Grounds (Brazil)
4. Ecuador (Quito, Ecuador)
5. Shanghai Campus (China)
6. India Technical Center (India)
7. SGMW Baojun (China)
8. GM Korea Changwon (Korea)
9. Hanoi Plant (Vietnam)
10. Egypt Plant (6th of October City (Egypt)
11. SGMW Chongqing (China)

These locations join a series of 60 other GM operation centers that have previously earned the certification, bringing GM’s total number of certified sites to 71. This is nearly 80% of the automaker’s entire lineup of manufacturing sites. GM is currently working to achieve certification at all of its locations by 2020.

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“Our global biodiversity progress brings value to our communities and our business,” said Dane Parker, vice president of Global Facilities and Environmental for General Motors. “Not only do these wildlife habitat activities allow us to contribute solutions to global challenges, they give us another way to transform the environments where we live and work.”

To earn the Conservation Certification from the Wildlife Habitat Council, these 11 GM sites participated in a varied collection of conservation activities. For example, the Cruz Alta Proving Grounds in Brazil worked with local elementary school students to help them learn all about conservation, while employees at GM’s Ecuador location assisted with reforestation efforts along the Tilingon mountain area.

In total, GM manages more than 5,00 acres of wildlife habitat across 14 different countries. GM recognizes that when it helps out with conservation efforts in the local area, everybody benefits in the long run.