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General Motors of Canada receives the designation of Environmental Leader Ontario

Today, the Ministry of Environment of Ontario, General Motors of Canada recognized as being the first car manufacturer and the largest company to be honored with the Environmental Leaders Program of Ontario (OEL) to date . All operations of General Motors Canada were included in the reception of this new notoriety.

The program of environmental leaders of Ontario identifies and rewards the leading companies and organizations committed to reducing their environmental impact beyond what is provided for by the regulation. The present program of rigorous entry criteria, requiring a robust environmental management system and a solid record of compliance. Each application is carefully examined by a committee of external depositary representing industry, environmental groups and academia.

GMCL is the only automobile manufacturer to bring uniformity, the emissions of greenhouse gas emissions from its operations and has been recognized by the Registry challenge / GHG as declaring Gold level for nine years consecutive. The GHG emissions for complete plants GMCL are 50% below 1990 levels despite a 12% increase in the production of additional vehicles. "General Motors is honored to be the first automaker admitted to the prestigious program of Environmental Leaders of Ontario," stated David Paterson, corporate vice president of environmental affairs and General Motors of Canada. "We worked with consistency over a long period of time to take significant steps to reduce the environmental impact of our facilities and to offer customers choices meaningful and affordable environmental vehicle."

"Congratulations to General Motors to be become an environmental leader in Ontario!'s Emissions of greenhouse gas emissions of total GM facilities were reduced by 49% between 1990 and 2006, and this is commendable," stated the Minister of the Environment of Ontario, John Gerretsen. "Companies that are sustainable and responsible work are good for the environment and the green economy in Ontario." GM's environmental commitments for the program of the Ontario Environmental Leaders include significant of emission reductions of volatile organic compound (VOC) in its Oshawa Autoplex and commitments through its Ontario facilities to conserve energy, reduce waste hazardous and non-hazardous and conduct programs for gerance facilities PBC and mercury.

This year, General Motors of Canada will provide the widest choice of models of hybrid vehicles and fuel-efficient than any other car company in Canada and continues to work in the introduction of socket in electric vehicles in the near future . GM conceives and manufactures advanced environmental technologies extending hybrid vehicles and supplied to bioethanol E85 to electric vehicles with new outlets and those powered by fuel cells. GMCL, whose head office is located in Oshawa, Ontario, employs more than 15,000 people across the country. GM of Canada manufactures vehicles and powertrains, running the full range of General Motors vehicles and provides related services through 732 dealerships and retailers across Canada.

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