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    January 16, 2020 11:08 AM updated 3 hours ago

    DETROIT — General Motors has appointed its first chief sustainability officer, Dane Parker, to chart the automaker's path toward a zero-emissions future.

    Parker, whose current title is vice president of sustainable workplaces, expands his role to chief sustainability officer Feb. 1, GM said in a statement Thursday.

    With Parker, 51, at the helm of GM's sustainability efforts, GM slashed its manufacturing carbon intensity by 20 percent three years ahead of its goal. GM also became an EPA-recognized leader in energy efficiency and renewable energy utilization. The automaker won seven consecutive EPA Energy Star Partner of the Year awards, the statement said.
    "Climate change is real. That is indisputable, and we take the challenges it presents seriously," GM CEO Mary Barra said in the statement. "The transportation sector must be part of any credible climate change solution ,and Dane's leadership, experience and passion will help us meet these challenges head-on. Our vision of a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion is ambitious and this appointment aligns our organization to accelerate achieving that vision."

    GM plans to bring 20 electric vehicles to market by 2023. Last year, GM said it would spend $3 billion to build electric trucks and battery modules at its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant and announced a joint venture with Korean battery maker LG Chem to mass-produce batteries at a $2.3 billion battery-cell plant in northeast Ohio.

    Parker's team will ensure that materials are produced responsibly, lead GM as a global advocate for climate-sensitive manufacturing and mobility operations and direct the design and implementation infrastructure for EVs, the statement said.

    "Our transition to electric vehicles is key, and we must continue to minimize our own operational footprint and lead changes toward a circular economy — where waste is eliminated and materials are reused and recycled," Parker said in a LinkedIn Q&A with Barra. "Given our scale, anything we do in this area has a meaningful impact. The original 'reduce, reuse, recycle' principles still apply to the industry and to us as individuals."

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    Neanderthal will love this one, he loves pointy heads GM has got it's very own one now. Must get some popcorn in.

    Where did all that 20% manufacturing carbon intensity go, must be $25 billion losers Opel money that was burning was going up in smoke for decades, l think the manufacturing carbon intensity has moved to France now, it's not really left the planet. China seems a hotbed of carbon intensity the nasty swines.
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    Re: GM appoints first chief sustainability officer

    Next step - appoint a new “Quality Officer” to improve vehicle quality and reduce the number of safety recalls.

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    Re: GM appoints first chief sustainability officer

    Shouldn't it be "The First Ever Sustainability Officer"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Buttons View Post
    Shouldn't it be "The First Ever Sustainability Officer"?
    Yup, you're right Mr.Buttons. Of course, it remains to be seen how long Mr. Parker can "sustain" his new job at General Motors.
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    Prior to joining General Motors in 2015, Mr. Parker worked at Dell and Intel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gkr778 View Post
    Yup, you're right Mr.Buttons. Of course, it remains to be seen how long Mr. Parker can "sustain" his new job at General Motors.
    Not very long if Q4 1,100 sales a month of Chevy Bolt EV golf carts losing $9,000 on the roof of every one GM sells is anything to go buy, that the whole future sustainability of General Motors is being based on the Bolt, if sales/profitability does not start improve very soon, his Sustainability Officer job will soon become carbon neutral..
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    Next step - appoint a new “Quality Officer” to improve vehicle quality and reduce the number of safety recalls.
    That should have been done a long time ago.
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    Well ain't this just special. In charge of renewable resources. Just like all the pointy heads they keep reshuffling or renewing them there humanoid resources so to speak.

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    So Dane is the First "Chief" Sustainability Officer. If he's the Chief he needs a staff of indians (sorry if that's politically incorrect) in order to sustain his soon to be empire and help deliver GM to Wokeness.

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    This comment can be taken at least 2 different ways.................

    "chart the automaker's path toward a zero-emissions future."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed753 View Post
    This comment can be taken at least 2 different ways.................

    "chart the automaker's path toward a zero-emissions future."


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    GM will have a zero emission future because they'll be making zero vehicles in that future.

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    Re: GM appoints first chief sustainability officer

    Chief Woke Occifer. I'm sure they already have a Diversity and Inclusiveness Occifer.

    This is what hide-bound bureaucracies do. Basically appoint someone to kiss everyone's PC Outside The Towers ass who counts, in their bizarre world, make $150,000, appoint a staff of useless flacks, and give The Big Boss some extra feelgood moments.

    When I learned how much the metal model making and other journeymen staff wasted at Ford, and I saw the dozens of nonfunctioning oxygen-consumer union "workers" in the factory where I worked, I was a bit dazzled at the lost income and profits potential thanks to waste, fraud, and abuse. Like a good government operation, basically, sans the free tax money to waste.

    Imagine what we could do as private corporations and public entities if we could get rid of even half the useless personnel and positions and bureaus that exist as employment opportunities for out of work golf buddies and ne'er-do-wells who otherwise would have to find a real job piloting a push-broom or bagging burgers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1958carnut View Post
    GM will have a zero emission future because they'll be making zero vehicles in that future.
    and sold at a tidy profit, as GM won't have much sustainability as a company in the future. Small FWD Bolt EV's golf cart type cars are not the No1 type of car North Americans typically buy in big numbers or typically cars that GM/Ford make any money profit on roof on in a gasoline powered form.

    Job 1 for the new pointy head: Let have some EV's in the lectric form that North Americans typically already buy at GM in big numbers SUV's & trucks, and Caddy buyers that have the wallets to match EV's the future will look after itself. When GM can sell EV's at a tidy profit, and the price of cost of batteries come down with time only then shift EV's on to Chevy's small car platform the very last type of EV GM should be doing is the Bolt EV, it should be the very last to arrive not the first based on merit based on the sort of cars GM buyers typically now buy from GM in North America in big sustainable numbers in the gasoline form.

    Rick Wagoner done a great job of turning Hummer, Saab, Pontiac, Oldsmobile & Saturn brands into carbon neutral brands he would have made a great Sustainability Officer at GM (A little oil price spike $148 a barrel helped some of the fall guy brands go carbon neutral when GM truck sales/profits slid south). Holden probably will be the next GM carbon neutral brand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal View Post
    I'm sure they already have a Diversity and Inclusiveness Occifer.
    Correct! GM hired its first "Chief Diversity Officer", Ken Barrett, in 2012. Barrett was previously an actual commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy.

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