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General Motors

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is General Motors doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 57

General Motors has a DitchCarbon Score of 57 out of 100, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in their operations. This score reflects the company’s carbon intensity, which measures the greenhouse gas emissions relative to its output. A higher score would suggest a lower carbon intensity and a stronger commitment to reducing emissions.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

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General Motors is part of the industrial manufacturing sector, which has a medium carbon intensity ranking compared to other industries. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

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Very high

General Motors operates in the United States, which has a low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing the carbon footprint associated with its operations.
15.71%

...this company is doing 15.71% better in emissions than the industry average.

General Motors, founded in 1908, is a cornerstone of the US industrial manufacturing sector, headquartered in Detroit. As a global automotive leader, the company specializes in designing, building, and selling a diverse range of vehicles, including cars, trucks, and SUVs under brands such as Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac. Committed to innovation and quality, General Motors strives to create a unique bond between driver and vehicle, serving customers in 140 countries with a focus on safety, fuel economy, and advanced infotainment features.

Good news, General Motors has embraced SBTi commitments

General Motors has committed to significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions from their operations to align with the 1.5°C warming limit. They have also pledged to address emissions from the use of their sold products to stay on track with the well-below 2°C target.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

General Motors should foster sustainability throughout their supply chain to align with science-based Scope 3 emission reduction goals, potentially decreasing their emissions by 35%.
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