General Motors Releases 2023 Sustainability Report

DETROIT – General Motors on Tuesday released its 2023 Sustainability Report, highlighting the company’s initiatives to accelerate electric vehicle adoption, forge strategic partnerships to enhance supply chain sustainability and support the development of a grid powered by renewable energy.

The report provides insights into GM’s initiatives across key areas of focus, including environmental stewardship, innovation, social responsibility and governance, in its pursuit of a zero-emissions future.

“Sustainability is not just good policy. It’s good business – good for the company, for employees and for recruiting and retaining the best people, people who will help us achieve our vision,” said Mary Barra, GM chairwoman and CEO. “We’ve made tremendous strides through our investments and innovations in electric and autonomous technology, and we’re going to expand our reach, especially with many important EV launches across a wide range of price points and segments this year.”

Highlights from the report include:

  • Joining the ZEROgrid Initiative alongside other industry leaders and the Rocky Mountain Institute to drive progress toward a less carbon intensive, more reliable and affordable grid.
  • Planning to integrate the North American Charging Standard into future GM EVs, while also enabling access to more than 15,000 superchargers in 2024.
  • Expanding GM’s commitment to the First Movers Coalition to be inclusive of steel, aluminum, concrete and cement.
  • Providing $64 million in grants to nearly 400 U.S.-based nonprofits to help create inclusive solutions to social issues.

“At GM, we are taking important steps toward supporting the transition to a more sustainable, zero-emissions future for everyone,” said Kristen Siemen, GM chief sustainability officer. “We continue to make progress integrating sustainability into our business from the initial design and selection of materials, through product development and manufacturing, to innovative solutions for end of life. While there’s more work to do, we are proud of our progress and are moving with purpose.”

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.