Congratulations to the entire team at Share the Spare for attaining landfill free. With this accomplishment, Share the Spare has helped GM attain 41 non-manufacturing global operations that do not send waste from their daily activities to landfill. In 2015 alone, GM has recognized 15 operations that have become landfill free.
One aspect to the Share the Spare operation achievement is that it has significant involvement from Ideal Setech Share-the-Spare who, as part of The Ideal Group was also awarded GMs first sustainability award and has a stellar community outreach history. Share-the-Spare’s purpose at this operation is to specifically help GM better manage excess & obsolete material resources, critical spare parts, and provides repairable asset management services. Implementing these programs promotes the reduction of overall corporate inventories, improves reliability of equipment, and reduces of manufacturing facility costs, which are all sustainability attributes. The landfill-free system further demonstrates the level of contributions to operational efficiency and building a sustainable future for GM suppliers and the communities that they serve.