GM Thailand Sweeps Waste Management Awards

2013-11-04


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BANGKOK, THAILAND – General Motors Thailand continues its commitment to protecting the  environment by achieving awards from the Department of Industrial Work in waste management project under 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) concept, promoting reduction of industrial waste.

GM Thailand and GM Powertrain Thailand plants in Rayong was recently recognized with 3Rs awards, Zero Waste to Landfill Achievement and 3Rs+ Waste Management Gold Medal - a total of three awards in the ‘Waste Utilization Promotion’ project conducted by Department of Industrial Work.

GM Thailand was selected by the Department of Industrial Work to join the “3Rs Project” because of the company’s commitment to continually reduce the environmental impact of the community and develop sustainable practices and solution. The Department of Industrial Work has comprehensively assessed GM’s waste management of production and non-production processes, legal compliance and documents and both GM plants have passed all assessments.

GM is the only company of 50 plants in the project to win the 3Rs+ Waste Management Gold Medal award as a result of GM’s efficient dreg reduction in the company’s waste water treatment system project.

“We will continue to actively enhance employees’ awareness of the importance of environmental management according to our vision to design, build and sell the world’s best vehicles, and we will do it in eco-friendly way”, said Mr. Amnat Saengjan, General Director Production, General Motors Thailand.

“General Motors is committed to improve energy conservation through the use of resources and information management to identify efficient resources in our production processes and operations,” said Michael Perez, Vice President, Manufacturing, General Motors Thailand and Southeast Asia Operations.

General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world's largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at http://www.gm.com  

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CONTACTS:

Jeeranut Sangdee
Manager, Plant Communications
General Motors (Thailand)
Jeeranut.sangdee@gm.com
Tel: +66(0) 3892

Giavanna Palazzolo (Gia)
Weber Shandwick Worldwide
Tel: +662 343 6065
E-mail: Giavanna@webershandwick.com