GE Summary

Company Description
General Electric (GE) is a diversified technology, media, and financial services company focused on solving some of the world's toughest problems. With products and services ranging from aircraft engines, power generation, water processing and security technology to medical imaging, business and consumer financing, media content and industrial products, we serve customers in more than 100 countries. GE’s company segments are Energy Infrastructure, Technology Infrastructure, Capital Finance, and Consumer & Industrial products. GE was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut.

CEO: Jeffrey Immelt; Revenues: $144.95 Billion (2013); Employees: 307,000 (2013)

Climate and Energy Targets
Greenhouse gases:

  • GE’s aims to reduce its absolute GHG emissions by 25% by 2015 from 2004 levels. Annually, the reduction objective is a 2.5% year-over-year absolute emissions reduction.

Energy:

  • By 2015, GE aims to improve the energy intensity of its operations by 50% from 2004 levels.

Water:

  • Reduce freshwater use 25% by 2015 from 2004 levels.

Did You Know?
“We need to work in concert with the government and important groups like C2ES to promote and reward leadership. We are glad to join C2ES’s effort to work toward these goals – all keys for our shared future.” -Jeffrey Immelt, GE chairman and CEO

GE is engaged in a wide range of climate and energy-related initiatives.  Below are a couple of examples:

Video: Watch a GE Team Investigate the Carbon Footprint of Healthcare Plant

Video: GE's Solar Breakthrough

ecomagination is GE’s commitment to imagine and build innovative solutions to today’s environmental challenges while driving economic growth.

Links

GE Corporate Website

GE Environmental Website