GM Rosario Complex Meets International Energy Standard


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GM Rosario Argentina Complex

Argentina facility is first in Americas to get certification

ROSARIO, Argentina--June 6, 2013: General Motors’ Rosario Automotive Complex is the first GM plant in the Americas to obtain 50001 certification from the International Organization for Standardization.

The ISO 50001 standard represents the latest international best practice in energy management, building on existing national and regional standards to help companies manage their energy usage while identifying opportunities to save money and implement improvements.

“This certification shows how we strive to have the most sustainable processes in the industry and help take care of the planet,” said Isela Costantini, president and CEO of GM Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay.

To obtain the certification, GM Argentina trained 20 internal auditors for 20 hours. These auditors then established the base for training 70 percent of the complex’s employees, contractors and suppliers on energy efficiency awareness.

“We are very satisfied with the energy management standards of General Motors. We have audited the processes in the five facilities that make up the industrial complex and are glad to verify that it complied with all requirements for recommending the certification,” said engineer Gustavo Nudel, director of certification of Bureau Veritas Certification in Argentina.

Rosario joins these GM global facilities in earning ISO 50001 certification:

Aspern, Austria Eisenach, Germany Gliwice, Poland Rayong, Thailand Zaragoza, Spain

“Getting this certificate shows we have a very strong energy management system in place,” said Fernando Cesaratto, GM Argentina Worldwide Facilities Group manager. “It proves our work in searching for better energy consumption.”

Worldwide, GM is dedicated to energy efficiency and is working toward a goal of reducing energy intensity from its facilities 20 percent by 2020. The assembly and stamping facilities at the Rosario complex also earned landfill-free status in 2011, which means both sites recycle, reuse or convert to energy all waste from daily operations.

For more information on GM’s environmental commitment, visit its sustainability report and environmental blog.

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