GM’s CAMI Assembly Plant the Latest to Receive WHC Conservation Certification
General Motors is currently working to achieve conservation certification from the Wildlife Habitat Council at all of its manufacturing sites by 2020. The automaker recently announced the latest step toward that goal.
The CAMI Assembly Plant in Canada recently receive the Gold Program Award from the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC).
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The Golden Program Award is the highest recognition offered by the Wildlife Habitat Council. GM worked with Unifor Local 88 partners to ensure the CAMI plant met the requirements of this title.
“General Motors Canada CAMI Assembly Plant has exceeded the standard set for Conservation Certification,” said Margaret O’Gorman, president of WHC. “The program at CAMI Assembly had a total of 13 qualifying projects this year, ranging from management of grassland and wetland habitats to outreach events for the community. This award is a testament to General Motors’ commitment to conservation.”
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The WHC’s certification program is the only voluntary sustainability standard that is built upon the best practices of various global recognition programs. The program celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.
With the CAMI plant officially certified, GM now has a total of 75 WHC-certified manufacturing facilities. With this latest achievement, GM’s lofty 100-percent certification goal is now officially 85 percent complete .
GM received its first WHC certification back in 2002 at the Saginaw Metal Casting Operations in Michigan. Since then, the automaker has added newly certified plants with each passing year.
Of course, participation in the WHC certification process is just one of many ways that GM is working toward a healthier environment. From efforts such as these to its EV research and development, GM is finding new ways to work at reducing its carbon footprint.