Dan Wyant, left, director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, stands with GM's Pamela Jamieson, senior environmental engineer; Tim Core, senior environmental engineer, and David Schuster, manufacturing engineering manager.
General Motors may be more than a century old, with several decades-old facilities still in operation, but the company is making strides toward improving its environmental footprint.
This week, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality recognized six General Motors sites for excellence in local community environmental projects and partnerships. The Lansing Delta Township Assembly, Orion Assembly, Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly, Warren Transmission, Romulus Engine and Flint Metal Center received Neighborhood Environmental awards.
“We help our facilities’ environmental efforts go further by incorporating community activities like mentoring students on water quality and enhancing habitats surrounding our plants,” said Susan Kelsey, a GM Environmental Group facilities manager. “To be an environment leader, we need to share our knowledge with other organizations and residents to inspire eco-friendly action.”
GM is reducing its facilities’ impact through energy efficiency, resource preservation and waste reduction, the company said in a statement. Each of these environmental commitments can benefit the greater community. GM’s winning manufacturing facilities are collaborating with area organizations, residents and students throughout the year to spread environmental awareness.