GM China Named a Leader in Corporate Social Responsibility

2013-07-05

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BEIJING – General Motors China was recognized as the fourth-best Fortune 500 company in the area of corporate social responsibility (CSR) at the 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility Annual Conference in Beijing today. Sponsored by Southern Weekly (one of China’s most influential newspapers with an average 1.7 million circulation for each publication), the conference honors companies for their contributions to the local community.

“GM actively supports road safety, environmental awareness and public health nationwide,” said David Lake, Director of Public Policy at GM China. “Our goal is to help create a safer, greener and healthier community in line with our long-standing commitment to work in China, with China, for China."

GM China’s major CSR accomplishments in 2012 include:

  • Joining the China Environmental Protection Foundation (CEPF) in March for the launch of the three-year GM Restoring Nature’s Habitat Project at three sites to improve ecology, protect biodiversity and educate the public.
  • Joining its SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture in August for the launch of the Back to 100 Rural Hospitals and SAIC-GM-Wuling Motorcade health care initiatives to support the construction of rural hospitals, assist with the training of high-quality health care talent and deliver medical assistance to those in need.
  • Joining Hudong, China’s largest wiki site, in September for the launch of the 2012 GM Safe Road Project with the theme of “Safety Belt, Safe Journey.”
  • Joining Safe Kids Worldwide (China) in December for the launch of the Safe Kids in the Car Project to instruct parents how to properly use child restraint systems to ensure their children’s safety while riding in a vehicle.
  • Escorting more than 20 media volunteers to the Guangxi Naman Rural Hospital in December to assist with the delivery of free health care to local residents.

 

General Motors traces its roots back to 1908. GM has 10 joint ventures, two wholly owned foreign enterprises and more than 58,000 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 2013, GM sold nearly 3.2 million vehicles in China. More information on General Motors in China can be found at GM Media Online.

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General Motors China was recognized as the fourth-best Fortune 500 company in the area of corporate social responsibility at the 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility Annual Conference in Beijing. David Lake (fourth from right), Director of Public Policy at GM China, accepted the award.

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