SHANGHAI – General Motors is making an initial donation of RMB 4 million to support relief and rebuilding efforts in Ya’an, Sichuan, which was struck by an earthquake on April 20.
In addition, GM employees across China are being encouraged to contribute. For every RMB 1 donated by employees, GM will donate an additional RMB 2.
“GM is proud to help the residents of Ya’an during their time of need,” said Bob Socia, President, GM China, and Chief Country Operations Officer, China, India and ASEAN. “We and our employees hope our donations will enable residents to rebuild their lives quickly.”
GM’s Shanghai GM, SAIC-GM-Wuling and FAW-GM joint ventures are also contributing more than RMB 2 million in funds, vehicles and materials to support disaster relief in Ya’an.
General Motors traces its roots back to 1908. GM has 12 joint ventures, two wholly owned foreign enterprises and more than 55,000 employees in China. GM and its joint ventures offer the broadest lineup of vehicles and brands among automakers in China. Passenger cars and commercial vehicles are sold under the Baojun, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Jiefang, Opel and Wuling brands. In 2012, GM sold more than 2.8 million vehicles in China. It has been the sales leader among global automakers in the market for eight consecutive years. More information on General Motors in China can be found at GM Media Online.