Information
  • Submitted by: GM
  • Topic: Chemicals and waste
  • Keywords: landfill, waste management
  • Location: USA
  • Date of completion: 2020
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Deliverables & Resources
Action network
  • This voluntary initiative came from Global Compact
Safeguarding Ecosystems Through Cost-Effective Waste Management

Partner(s)

GM

Description/achievement of initiative

GM commits to achieve landfill-free status at 100 manufacturing sites and 25 nonmanufacturing sites.

Implementation methodologies

Waste reduction is a key component of GM's aggressive sustainability strategy. GM facilities started tracking reductions in waste 15 years ago to identify the materials being generated, reused and recycled, and reveal areas for improvement. This information was used to establish specific plant goals and metrics, which paved the way for this commitment.

Supportive resources in full by General Motors.

Deliverables
Deliverable Date
Achieve landfill-free status at 100 manufacturing sites and 25 nonmanufacturing sites, thereby conserving natural resources, keeping them in their use phase, and reducing associated life cycle environmental impacts. 2020
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