General Motors recently announced plans to reduce the water intensity of its operations by 35 percent by 2035, marking the automaker’s latest efforts in environmental sustainability. GM also signed the CEO Water Mandate, which is a UN Global Compact initiative designed to address water security.
With a focus on saving water in its manufacturing processes, GM will strive for more eco-friendly practices in its facilities across the world. Using a baseline water usage set in 2010, GM’s plan to lessen its water intensity by 35 percent will result in enough water saved to fill roughly 4,254 Olympic-sized swimming pools. Its efforts to use water more responsibly can already be seen in Mexico’s San Luis Potosi Assembly plant and Detroit’s Factory ZERO plant.
GM’s commitment to the CEO Water Mandate signals a dedication to improving and advocating for water stewardship practices. The automaker will track its water progress in six key areas of the mandate, including Community Engagement, Collective Action, Direct Operations, Public Policy, Transparency, and Supply Chain and Watershed Management.
General Motors’s new water intensity goal is just the latest in the automaker’s plans to become more sustainable. GM also recently announced plans to source 100 percent of its global electricity usage from renewable sources by 2040.
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