We report annually on sustainability covering a broad range of topics from the environment and the push toward CO2-neutral car production, social responsibility, sustainable supply chain management, new technologies and safety.
Up until the point of purchase by Groupe PSA on August 1st 2017, we have previously reported on sustainability under General Motors in the GM Sustainability Report, and as such we will be included in their 2017 report. From 2018 onwards, we will instead become part of Groupe PSA’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) reporting.
Our manufacturing plants and some selected non-manufacturing sites maintain ISO 14001-certified environmental management systems. The ISO 14001 standard provides a globally-recognised foundation for the development of environmental management systems to achieve environmental objectives, manage compliance obligations and improve environmental performance. Additionally, our plant in Zaragoza is certified according to EMAS. EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) is a voluntary instrument based on EU Regulation 1221/2009 that helps businesses and organisations of all sizes and industries to continuously improve their environmental performance.
Most of our energy management systems are certified according to ISO 50001. The ISO 50001 certificate supports companies across all industries in using energy efficiently to reduce costs and save resources. It allows businesses to develop and implement efficient energy policies, and use data analytics to review whether targets are being met.
We take our responsibilities to the environment seriously. The Opel/Vauxhall Environmental & Energy Policy serves as framework and guidance for our employees, and summarises our commitments regarding environmental protection, energy performance and sustainability.
Opel / Vauxhall aspirational goal is to be recognized as a leading automobile manufacturer and provider of mobility solutions operating on a CO2 - neutral and waste – free basis.
Opel/Vauxhall is committed to protecting human health, natural resources and the environment. This dedication includes compliance with the law, but goes beyond and encompasses the integration of sound environmental and energy- conscious practices into all business decisions. Opel/Vauxhall is aiming for continual improvement of the environmental and energy performance by establishing appropriate objectives and targets, providing necessary resources and implementing management systems. The following Environmental / Energy Principles provide the framework for setting objectives and targets, and guiding Opel/Vauxhall personnel in the conduct of their daily work.