GM is plans to produce electricity through renewable energy sources for all 350 operations across 59 countries.
According to the press release, this new renewable energy goal, along with the pursuit of electrified vehicles and efficient manufacturing, is part of the company’s overall approach to strengthening its business, improving communities and addressing climate change.
GM currently saves approximately $5 million a year thanks to its renewable energy projects; a number that will increase as new projects become operational.
GM Chairman and CEO, Mary Barra said, “Establishing a 100 percent renewable energy goal helps us better serve society by reducing environmental impact. This pursuit of renewable energy benefits our customers and communities through cleaner air while strengthening our business through lower and more stable energy costs.”
North America executive director at The Climate Group, Amy Davidsen said,
“This bold and ambitious commitment from General Motors will undoubtedly catch the attention of the global automotive industry. GM has already saved millions of dollars by using renewable energy, and like any smart business that recognizes an investment opportunity, they want to seize it fully. We hope that through this leadership, other heavy manufacturing companies will be inspired to make the switch too.”