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The automaker is the leader in the industry with 26 certifications Wildlife Habitat Council has the global scale

Wildlife habitat is behind the head office of General Motors of Canada Limited is characterized by a 7 km trail designed to help blind people to experience the natural beauty of the protected space.

Designed in consultation with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, the trail is part of the wildlife reserve of McLaughlin Bay, a 105-acre wildlife habitat managed by GM Canada and its community partners. The path includes a path paved wheelchair accessible and borders a cable guide facilitating mobility. Visitors can listen to birds native wood while learning the history of habitat on panels in Braille large along the trail.

The habitat of the McLaughlin Bay is just one example of GM's commitment to increase the indigenous biodiversity has its facilities and encourage its community partners to promote wildlife conservation and education.

GM currently manages more than 4,200 acres of habitat within the framework of its activities - over 26% of the general impression of certified sites. GM is the leader in the automotive industry with 26 wildlife habitat programs certified by the Wildlife Habitat Council and committed itself to obtain certification from each of its establishments manufacturing if possible by 2020.

"We work with schools, non-governmental organizations, non-profit organizations and conservation groups to improve environmental habitats in the communities where we operate, stated Sue Kelsey, program director of biodiversity GM. Today, we realize great strides in increasing biodiversity while helping to educate the next generation of environmental stewards on the importance of conservation. "

Programs Wildlife at Work and Corporate Lands for Learning of the Wildlife Habitat Council recognized the outstanding management of wildlife habitat and educational programs on the environment at the site of companies and offer third party validation of the benefits of these programs. Conditions relating to the certification sites require periodic renewal request.

Spring Hill complex and the Oshawa GM plant were certified this year, while the wildlife reserve of McLaughlin Bay and 15 other programs GM received recertification for having displayed a continuous growth management programs habitats.

Thursday evening at the Wildlife Habitat Council annual banquet which was held in Baltimore, Spring Hill was named Rookie of the year Corporate Lands for Learning, a title that recognizes education programs has exceptional conservation newly certified by the Wildlife Habitat Council.

To learn more about the commitment ennvironnemental GM, see the Report of sustainable development and its environmental blog.

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