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General Motors Corporation (GM)

General Motors Corporation (GM) is a publicly listed company headquartered in Detroit, USA. In 2020, it had USD 122 billion group revenue and produced 6,205 thousand light duty vehicles. GM has a fairly detailed plan to scale low-carbon vehicle sales, but this is not sufficiently ambitious enough for a 1.5°C pathway.

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Performance module name Performance module score Rank (0-30)


#1 2.1 /3 #2

Material Investment

#1 0.3 /0.4 #9

Intangible Investment

#1 0.0 /2.4 #7

Sold product performance

#1 3.4 /7 #10


#1 1.4 /2.2 #8

Supplier Engagement

#1 0.9 /1.2 #2

Client Engagement

#1 0.5 /0.8 #4

Policy Engagement

#1 0.2 /1.2 #18

Business Model

#1 0.2 /1.8 #18
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GM receives a trend score of =. If the company were reassessed in the near future, its score would likely remain the same. GM is projected to exceed its scope 3 carbon budget for 2020 and 2025 by 20.8%. It is likely to continue to moderately reduce its scope 3 emissions intensity, driven by increased electric vehicle sales. However, GM’s ambition of 1 million EV sales by 2025 is not as an ambitious a scale up as is required by the company’s 1.5°C pathway. The company is not taking action to develop low-carbon business activities other than EV manufacturing, beyond limited development of EV charging in the USA.

Progress towards the Paris Agreement

Just Transition Assessment

In this report, we present five key thematic findings showing how 180 companies can increase their ambition towards a transition to a low-carbon future that is just and equitable for the people and communities at risk of being affected by it.

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More about the company

Detroit, United States of America
Revenue (2020)
USD 122 billion
Publicly listed
Number of vehicles sold (2020)

This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2.000 most influential companies

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