GM Canada, headquartered in Oshawa, employs approximately 8,400 people. GM has Canada’s largest dealer network with more than 450 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealers who delivered over 267,000 vehicles in 2016. With vehicle assembly plants in Oshawa and Ingersoll and propulsion plant in St. Catharines, GM also has an extensive engineering footprint including our Canadian Technical Centre – Oshawa Campus, Canadian Technical Centre – Markham Campus, Cold Weather Development Centre in Kapuskasing, 2908@Communitech innovation hub in Kitchener-Waterloo and in the future a new Toronto Mobility Campus.
GM has a strong commitment to the environment and climate change. We publicly advocate for climate action and have pledged to meet 100 percent of the electricity needs of our global operations with renewable energy, such as wind, sun and landfill gas, by 2050. We have 73 facilities that received EPA Energy Star Challenge for Industry and over 150 facilities that are landfill-free, of which seven facilities are in Canada. GM Canada also is a strong partner in the communities we operate, including protecting wildlife habitat and supporting STEM education.
By joining Global Compact Network Canada, GM Canada can promote our sustainability commitment and adopt best business practices from the Canadian network, thus aligning GM Canada with General Motors commitment in becoming a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact.