May 24, 2005

GM Thailand receives industry award for environmental quality preservation

Bangkok, Thailand – General Motors Thailand has received the 2005 Prime Minister’s Industry Award for Environmental Quality Preservation. The automaker, which manufactures Chevrolet vehicles in Thailand for the domestic market and export, was cited for its world-class environmental policies and ongoing commitment to preserving and restoring the country’s natural environment. It is the third time it has received the award.

GM Thailand was chosen over almost 30 domestic and multinational finalists. The judging criteria included the company’s environmental targets and achievements, implementation of clean technologies, waste management and recycling programs, use of clean products and raw materials, environmental awareness and training of employees, and participation in community events to raise awareness of conservation.

GM’s policies include reducing waste by 15 per cent, increasing recycling by 15 per cent, and reducing energy consumption by 10 per cent in all of its global facilities by the end of 2005.

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