General Motors has joined the Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Partnership in the US, to reduce its carbon footprint.
The company offers a range of vehicles to more than 120 countries around the world, from electric and mini-cabs, to heavy-duty full-size trucks and convertibles. It produces cars and trucks for brands such as Chevrolet, Cadillac, Opel, and Vauxhall.
By joining the voluntary partnership, General Motors hopes to drive the benchmarking of fuel consumption and the reduction of emissions of its freight shippers and carriers.
It will now collect all shipping data, including the carrier used, number of miles travelled, and freight weight, for SmartWay to analyse and in turn develop plans to further reduce carbon emissions.
“Our environmental impact extends from our supply chain to the use of our products,” said Mike Robinson, vice president of Sustainability and Global Regulatory Affairs.
“This EPA SmartWay Partnership provides a useful tool to help our company and carriers – who already share our environmental commitment – to reduce emissions and save fuel and money. It’s a significant win-win situation.”