General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter - January 2017

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General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter - January 2017

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Monday, January 9, 2017 - 12:30pm

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GREENER VEHICLES

Chevrolet Delivers First Bolt EVs to Customers 
In the San Francisco Bay area, Chevrolet delivered the first three Bolt EVs to customers, fulfilling the brand’s promise to offer a long-range electric vehicle at an affordable price.
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GM to Start Autonomous Vehicle Manufacturing and Testing in Michigan 
On the heels of the signing of the SAVE Act legislation to support autonomous vehicle testing and deployment in Michigan, General Motors will immediately begin testing autonomous vehicles on public roads. GM also announced it will produce the next generation of its autonomous test vehicles at its Orion Township assembly plant beginning in early 2017. 
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GM’s Carsharing Service Expands. Is Your City Next?  
General Motors’ Maven carsharing service debuted in January 2016 as an alternative mode of transportation for people living in the college town of Ann Arbor, Michigan. It has since grown to 15 more cities and 17,000 users that together have clocked in 40 million miles. Peter Kosak, GM’s executive director of urban mobility, said the company will announce even more locations in 2017.
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WASTE REDUCTION

Trash Talk: GM Has Record Year for Landfill-Free Operations
General Motors achieved a record number of landfill-free facilities in 2016, exceeding its commitment four years early. The company now operates 152 global facilities that recycle, reuse or convert to energy all waste from daily operations. These 52 non-manufacturing sites and 100 manufacturing sites contribute to GM’s top and bottom lines by driving efficiencies, generating revenue and saving money.
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F-Waste is the Problem Corporations Didn’t Know They Had
The term refers to what remains when companies replace furniture and other equipment. Here’s what businesses can do to reduce it.
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GM’s Year in Review: 16 Sustainability Stories from 2016
It’s been a transformative year. In January, General Motors launched its Maven carsharing service, now active in 17 cities around the United States. In the fall, the company committed to power its global operations’ electricity with renewable energy by 2050. And in December, the long-range Chevrolet Bolt EV hit the streets. Along the way, a variety of collaborations have helped to reduce waste, address climate change and inspire STEM learning.
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SAFETY

GM Expands Availability of Rear Seat Reminder Technology  
Rear Seat Reminder, an industry-first feature designed to remind drivers to check the back seat as they exit their vehicles under certain circumstances, will be offered across many Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC vehicles by the 2018 model year.
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2017 Buick Envision AWD Earns 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for Safety Rating by NHTSA 
The 2017 Buick Envision AWD compact SUV has earned a five-star overall vehicle score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) — an accolade achieved by every Buick model rated for two consecutive model years.
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OUTREACH & IMPACT

2017 Buick Envision AWD Earns 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for Safety Rating by NHTSA 
The 2017 Buick Envision AWD compact SUV has earned a five-star overall vehicle score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) — an accolade achieved by every Buick model rated for two consecutive model years.
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SAE International and General Motors Announce New Collegiate Competiton for Autonomous Technology 
SAE International and General Motors have partnered to headline sponsor AutoDrive Challenge, the latest of SAE International’s Collegiate Design Series. This newly established, three-year autonomous vehicle competition will task students to develop and demonstrate a full autonomous driving passenger vehicle.
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GM Donates $1.7 Million Across U.S. through Community Grants Program  
In 2016, General Motors awarded $1.7 million to nonprofit organizations located in and serving General Motors communities across the U.S. through the company’s Community Grants Program.
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