Detroit, Michigan – General Motors’ 10th annual Sustainability Report provides transparency and accountability on its progress and key accomplishments. The report outlines GM’s stance on key issues like environmental stewardship, safety, inclusion, and health and well-being.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, GM has remained committed to its vision of a world with zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero congestion. In March, GM debuted its new Ultium battery technology, which will enable GM to offer an EV for everyone. And while the pandemic caused GM to temporarily suspend operations in the United States, the company continued to make progress on its electric vehicle development, and all Ultium platform EVs remain on schedule.
GM is also on track to:
- Allocate more than $20 billion of capital and engineering resources to its electric and autonomous vehicle programs between 2020 and 2025.
- Continue site preparation at GM and LG Chem’s joint venture cell manufacturing plant, Ultium Cells LLC, in Lordstown, Ohio.
- Deliver EVs that will allow GM to compete for nearly every customer, from those seeking a high-performance machine to a full-size truck.
The Ultium battery enables a breadth of vehicles to be built across brands and segments on the same platform. Upcoming products include the Cadillac Lyriq, which will go into production in 2022; the GMC Hummer EV, which will go into production in late 2021; and the Cruise Origin.
GM also recognizes the need for companies to leverage resources and leadership to drive positive change for the common good. During the pandemic, GM partnered with Ventec Life Systems to build 30,000 ventilators at GM’s Kokomo, Indiana facility. In addition to building ventilators, GM employees are producing face masks at facilities in Brazil, China, Mexico, Canada, and the United States. All production is on track, with each site producing millions of face masks each month to help the communities where GM employees live and work.
“The past several months have been difficult and our world has changed. As we move through the world in a new way, GM is as determined as ever to create solutions that lead to a better future for all,” said GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra. “GM remains focused on delivering on our vision of a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion, while becoming the most inclusive company in the world.”
GM’s accelerated sustainability commitments to:
- Source 100% of electricity from renewable sources in the U.S. by 2030 and globally by 2040, a full decade earlier than previously announced.
- Enable the recycling of 100% of end-of-life EV batteries.
- Establish a sustainable material target of at least 50% by 2030 for all vehicles.
Despite significant macro challenges, all of GM’s Ultium-powered EVs remain on track for production. In 2020, GM announced an enhanced version of Super Cruise that will be introduced on the 2021 Cadillac CT5, CT4 and Escalade.