General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter - April 2015

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General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter - April 2015

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General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter

April 2015

 

HEADLINE:

Chevrolet Will Offer Hybrid Version of Next-Gen Malibu

Chevrolet announced the next chapter in its electrification story: a new hybrid version of the Malibu midsize sedan for the 2016 model year.

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DIVERSITY

GM Named One of the 2015 ‘Top Companies for Executive Women’

General Motors has been named one of the 2015 “Top Companies for Executive Women” by the National Association for Female Executives, which recognizes American corporations that identify and promote successful women.

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Diversity is Key to Colorado’s Versatility

Ensuring the new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is more capable, comfortable and connected than any other midsize truck required engineers to think outside of the (pickup) box – and that’s exactly what both Anita Burke, chief engineer for the Colorado, and Jennifer Goforth, director of Global Accessories, helped the development team do.

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Designing Women

The groundbreaking hiring decision by GM’s legendary chief of design Harley Earl brought the female perspective to the design studio that paved the way for other women at General Motors.

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GREENER VEHICLES 

Malibu Hybrid Estimated to Reach 48 MPG in City Driving

The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid, which uses technology from the Chevrolet Volt, will offer a General Motors-estimated 48 mpg city, 45 mpg highway – and 47 mpg combined, unsurpassed in the segment.

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RESOURCE PRESERVATION

World Water Day: Time for a Conservation Conversation

In commemoration of World Water Day on March 22, GM shares some of the ways the company is reducing water use throughout its global operations.

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Jasper Jung Helps GM Build a Global Community around Sustainability

Jasper Jung learned how to swim before he learned how to walk. Today he's helping develop GM's global water strategy while cultivating relationships inside and outside the company.

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GM Employees Watch Over Local Wildlife All Year Long

To engage and educate employees about its habitat program, GM invites employees from facilities with to submit wildlife photos for a friendly competition. The best photos are featured in a calendar available for download on the company’s intranet.

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SAFETY

New Malibu Tech Helps Parents Teach Kids Safe Driving

The all-new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu will debut Teen Driver, a system that provides parents with a tool to help encourage safe driving habits for their kids, even when they are not in the car with them. 

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Environmental Leader: Chevrolet Clean Energy Campus Campaign a ‘Top Project of the Year’

Chevrolet received the Top Project of the Year Award in the third annual Environmental Leader Product and Project Awards for efforts to help U.S. colleges further reduce their carbon footprint.

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Collaboration is Key to Combat Our Changing Climate

Chevrolet engaged hundreds of stakeholders spanning the education, energy, carbon, auditing, and nonprofit sectors for its Clean Energy Campus Campaign. The initiative earned a Climate Leadership Award for Innovative Partnerships from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Center for Corporate Climate Leadership.

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WASTE REDUCTION

The Whole Package: 7 Ways Companies Can Reduce Packaging Waste

Packaging waste is an important issue businesses and consumers alike must address as it accounts for as much as 40 percent of all solid waste in municipal waste streams. GM’s expendable packaging subject matter expert offers 7 tips to companies looking to reduce packaging waste.

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