"General Motors Company has set a net zero target to become carbon neutral in its global products and operations by 2040. Net Zero Tracker This includes an interim target of reducing emissions by 72.0% relative to 2018 emissions by 2035. Net Zero Tracker An interesting fact about their environmental policy is that they have a 1.5 C Science Based Target on scope 1&2 emissions. Net Zero Tracker They also plan to invest in carbon credits or offsets to achieve carbon neutrality, recognizing that offsets must be used sparingly and reflect a holistic view of mitigating climate change effects. Net Zero …"
Carbon emissions are estimated according to comparable years, intensity and sector
Performance vs. Target
Note: Targets without baseline are ignored. In case several targets
exist, only the shorter-term target is
Value Chain (scope 3) Emissions by Category
Emissions Trajectory (Full Scopes)
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Note: Latest GHG and revenue data (based on tradingview.com) are used to calculate GHG
emissions intensity by sector. The color scale of each bubble depends on the GHG intensity (GHG emissions per 1
million USD revenue).
Sectors follow the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) that organize companies based on their primary
business activities. The 11 sectors are : Information Technology, Health Care, Financials, Consumer
Discretionary, Communication Services, Industrials, Consumer Staples, Energy, Utilities, Real Estate, and
General Motors belongs to the sector Consumer Discretionary.
General Motors is a member of the Business Ambition for 1.5 campaign (link here )
General Motors commits to reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 72% by 2035 from a 2018 base year*. General Motors Company commits to reduce scope 3 GHG emissions from use of sold products of light duty vehicles 51% per vehicle kilometer by 2035 from a 2018 base year. *The target boundary includes biogenic emissions and removals from bioenergy feedstocks. Auto manufacturers have two near-term target temperature alignments for 1) scope 1 and 2 emissions and 2) scope 3 category 11 emissions from use of sold products.
Separate targets for emission reductions and removals
Conditions on use of offset credits
No conditions specified
Plans for carbon dioxide removal (CDR)
Additional notes: We are committed to meeting our two bold goals of
carbon neutral in products and operations by 2040 and
eliminating tailpipe emissions in new light-duty vehicles
by 2035. We recognize we cannot achieve these bold
goals alone, and other outside factors may result in
remaining carbon emissions. We will assess this, and
invest in carbon credits or offsets to achieve carbon
neutrality in the coming years. We recognize that offsets
must be used sparingly and should reflect a holistic view
of mitigating the effects of climate change and helping
people thrive around the world.
At least 2 years of GHG emissions for scope 1 and 2 are publicly-available and externally-verified
Scope 3 emissions are fully reported and externally-verified
CDP score demonstrates the level of transparent disclosures
Net Zero Commitments by 2050 include an intermediate target and cover all the emissions
Net Zero targets demonstrate a high-level of emergency
Emission reduction targets on a forward-looking basis are ambitious