The GMTC-I, which celebrated its 10th anniversary on Sept. 8, began its landfill-free journey a year ago. Since then, it has adopted a process to separate waste and engaged a new partner to ensure effective waste management and continuous improvement.
“Achieving landfill-free status is a tremendous accomplishment that demonstrates our philosophy of leading by example,” said Edward J. Sizen, GMTC-I Vice President of Engineering and Operations. “The facilities team did an excellent job enabling us to reach this important milestone.”
GM’s landfill-free footprint spans manufacturing facilities such as assembly, powertrain, casting and stamping plants, and non-manufacturing facilities such as office buildings, warehouses and distribution centers. About half of GM’s operations in Asia are landfill-free, including 17 in Korea, 10 in China, four in Thailand and three in India. GM’s worldwide total is 107.
The company is committed to having 25 non-manufacturing landfill-free operations and 100 landfill-free manufacturing facilities by 2020.
GM recycles and reuses more waste from its manufacturing facilities than any other automaker, and no other automaker has as many sites contributing zero waste to landfills. It published a downloadable blueprint, “The Business Case for Zero Waste,” to help companies of all sizes and from all industries reduce waste and create efficiencies.
About General Motors Co.
General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world’s largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Isuzu, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at http://www.gm.com.