Parker holds the position of VP for Sustainable Workplaces
General Motors has announced its new and first-ever Chief Sustainability Officer. The new post will be handled by Dane Parker. This position was made up to speed up the company’s plans to have zero-emission in the future. Parker as of now holds the position of VP for Sustainable Workplaces will have to expand his portfolio with newly assigned responsibility.
The new position of Chief Sustainability Officer will enhance the sustainability strategy laid out by the company. Mary Barra, Chairman, and CEO of General Motors said, “Climate change is real. That is indisputable and we take the challenges it presents seriously. The transportation sector must be part of any credible climate change solution and Dane’s leadership, experience and passion will help us meet these challenges head-on. Our vision of a world with zero crashes, zero-emission, and zero congestion is ambitious and this appointment aligns our organization to accelerate achieving that vision.
A global pioneer in climate-sensitive manufacturing and mobility
Parker will make sure the production and consumption of materials are done in a responsible way. The company is planning to not only lead the strategic design and infrastructure for electric vehicles but also in the global pioneer in climate-sensitive manufacturing and mobility operations. Barra emphasized theta electric transmission for the vehicles remains the focal point of commitment, but it is very important to make sure that facilities are also part of this zero-emission movement.
Parker has helped the company to cut down its carbon emission by 20% before the time period. His achievement was recognized by EPA, as the company has won seven consecutive EPA Energy Star Partner of the Year awards. Parker will also handle facility design, engineering, construction, operations, energy procurement & efficiency, environmental compliance, real estate, and workplace strategy.