General Motors Company
San Luis Potosí Complex
Villa de Reyes, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
Certified through 2022
WILDLIFE HABITAT GMM SAN LUIS POTOSI
CACTÁCEAS ORNAMENTALES GMM SLP
About the Program
The General Motors San Luis Potosí complex spans 16 acres of desert habitat in central Mexico characterized by over 60 plant species such as tobacco (Nicotiana glauca
), Chinese palm (Yucca filifera
), jasmine (Aloysia gratissima
), Cardón nopal (Opuntia streptacantha
), peach nopal (Opuntia leucotricha
) and garambullo (Myrtillocactus geometrizans).
In 2013, the company designated an area within the manufacturing complex as a conservation area for the region's characteristic habitat, with the aim of preserving flora, fauna and natural resources in the environment. The team engages in reforestation, creation of bird nesting sites, and establishment of beehives within the conservation area. GM also offers educational material to plant personnel to help them understand environmental processes and take an active role in management and monitoring activities.
Practices and Impact
- GM managers, employees, business partners and contractors completed a reforestation campaign in 2020 that included planting 110 mesquite (Prosopis laevigata) in an eroded area. The project resulted in a 90% survival rate and a considerable increase in vegetation in the area which is home to 85 species of birds and native bees.
- The company manages multiple small garden areas where threatened endemic and ornamental plants are grown.
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