General Motors Company (NYSE: GM)
DJSI Submission Support
General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) is a global automotive company committed to building stronger communities and a better world through improved mobility. From electrified and fuel-efficient vehicles to car- and ride-sharing services, the company is on a mission to transform transportation.
GM believes in acting responsibly across the globe. BrownFlynn supported GM in developing its response to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) questionnaire. BrownFlynn’s analysis of GM’s previous scorecard and response, combined with insights regarding changes in DJSI methodology, helped GM prioritize questionnaire sections. To help GM content owners understand the importance of responding to the DJSI questionnaire, BrownFlynn developed a business case that identified the value of the process as well as being selected for an index.
DJSI QUESTIONNAIRE SUPPORT
DJSI survey response
In 2015 and again in 2016, GM was selected as a member of Dow Jones Sustainability Index—North America. The company remains the only automaker on the North American index.
David Tulauskas, Director of Sustainability: “Participating in the annual assessment engages teams across the total enterprise and helps them understand the role they play in making GM a more sustainable company. It raises C-suite awareness of sustainability impacts. It also helps us understand where we still have more work to do.” Read more about the value of responding to the DJSI questionnaire.
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Statement from the most senior decision-maker of the organization about relevance of sustainability to the organization and the organization’s strategy for addressing sustainability
Name of the organization
Primary brands, products, and services
Location of organization’s headquarters
Number of countries where the organization operates, and names of countries with significant operations or that are specifically relevant to the sustainability topics covered in the report
Nature of ownership and legal form
Scale of the reporting organization
Total workforce by employment type, employment contract, and region, broken down by gender
Percentage of total employees covered by collective bargaining agreements
Description of the organization’s supply chain
Significant changes during the reporting period regarding organization's size, structure, ownership, or supply chain
Whether and how the precautionary approach or principle is addressed by the organization
Externally developed economic, environmental, and social charters, principles, or other initiatives to which the organization subscribes or endorses
Memberships in associations and/or national/international advocacy organizations
Entities included in the organization consolidated financial and nonfinancial reports
Process for defining report content
Material aspects identified in the process for defining report content
For each material aspect, the aspect boundary within the organization
For each material aspect, the aspect boundary outside the organization
Explanation of the effect of and reasons for any restatements of information provided in earlier reports
Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the scope and aspect boundaries
List of stakeholder groups engaged by the organization
The basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage
The organization’s approach to stakeholder engagement, including frequency of engagement by type and by stakeholder group, and an indication of whether any of the engagement was undertaken specifically as part of the report preparation process
Key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement, and how the organization has responded to those key topics and concerns, including through its reporting. Report the stakeholder groups that raised each of the key topics and concerns
Date of most recent previous report
Contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents
‘In accordance’ option and GRI Content Index
Policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report
Governance structure of organization, including committees of the highest governance body
The organization’s values, principles, standards, and norms of behavior such as codes of conduct and codes of ethics
Disclosure on Management Approach for Aspect
Coverage of the organization’s defined benefit plan obligations.
Financial assistance received from government.
Significant indirect economic impacts, including the extent of impacts.
Total number and rates of new employee hires and employee turnover by age group, gender and region.
Average hours of training per year per employee, by gender and by employee category.
Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews, by gender and by employee category.