It has not been long since we reported on how, according to their latest sustainability report, Hilton Worldwide managed to significantly cut down on its ecological footprint.Recent news on the topic of sustainability informs us that General Motors Europe is also well on track when it comes to developing its working agenda and keeping a close eye on environmental protection at the same time.
Thus, the company has just introduced its 2012 sustainability report to the general public, which deals with the improvements made in terms of social, economic and environmental performance and development.
According to this report, increased rates of production did nothing to affect the environmental impact of GM Europe's working agenda.
More precisely, this particular company succeeded in upping its production by as much as 1%, while cutting down on the absolute CO2 emissions its manufacturing lines so far released into the atmosphere by 3.4%.
Apparently, the company's production lines moved from producing the equivalent of 234,000 metric tons of CO2 – these being the raw numbers for the 2010 financial year –, to only releasing the equivalent of 226,000 metric tons of CO2 all throughout the 2011 financial year.
Moreover, Green Living informs us that, thanks to the hybrids vehicles this company sold both on the international market and in Europe, further advancements are constantly being made in terms of cutting down on the ecological footprint of the automotive industry.
“Cars are useful because they afford us freedom of mobility. On the other hand, they impact society and the environment in various ways,” reads General Motors Europe's sustainability report.
Furthermore, “Always bearing this in mind, we listen carefully to our customers and neighbors in local communities to pursue our business, seeking harmony with people, society, and the global environment, as well as the sustainable development of society through 'monozukuri' [i.e. 'manufacturing'].”