In line with GM’s commitment to its ambitious 20-20 sustainability goal, GM India has announced transforming its Talegaon engine manufacturing (powertrain), parts distribution centre and stamping operations as landfill free. With this achievement, GM says it now has over 137 landfill free operations around the world. GM India has reached this important milestone on the road to becoming a zero waste company.
GM waste management programme is among the best waste minimisation programme in all industries worldwide and this work is a good example of how this recognition has been made possible.
With this successful initiative, no waste from the Talegaon plant operations of GM India will go to landfill sites for disposal. All the waste generated from these operations will be managed in an environment friendly manner i.e. reused as raw materials by other industries and will be recycled to make other products or for energy recovery. Overall, 99.77 % of the total waste generated form the Talegaon site will be managed in an environment friendly manner in line with the waste management principle to reduce, reuse, recycle, energy and disposal.
GM says the initiative demonstrates GM’s commitment to work towards environment conservation and long term sustainability in its operations globally. The company is also working on replacement of all florescent bulbs and tubes with highly efficient LED to reduce the energy consumption which ultimately helps in reduction of carbon emissions. As GM continues its journey to decarbonise the auto industry, manufacturing plays an important role and GM endeavours to make its operations green, sustainable and reduce its carbon footprint in all its operations.