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Environmental, Social and Governance

Environmental, Social and Governance

GE brings to market innovative solutions that deliver essential energy, healthcare and transportation infrastructure. We work with the highest integrity, compliance culture and respect for human rights while also reducing the impact of our technology and environmental footprint.

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Reservoir Energy Storage

GE's Reservoir is a flexible, compact energy storage platform for the grid. The 4 megawatt-hour storage unit holds enough energy to power 120 homes for a day.

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The GE9X jet engine will power Boeing’s long-range 777X and be the largest aircraft engine ever produced. It is designed to generate 10% less CO2 greenhouse gas emissions and 45% less smog-causing emissions than the GE90–115B engine it replaces.

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Haliade-X Offshore Wind Turbine

The Haliade-X 12-megawatt turbine will be capable of producing 67 gigawatt-hours per year, based on wind conditions of a typical German North Sea site. This represents about 45% more energy than any other offshore wind turbine available today.

Setting Priorities



The GE Board of Directors and its committees oversee the execution of GE’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategies and initiatives as an integrated part of their oversight of the company’s overall strategy and risk management, including as it relates to climate change-related risks and opportunities. In addition, the Governance Committee assists the Board in its oversight of corporate social responsibilities, significant public policy issues, protection of human rights, environmental, health and safety matters, political contributions and philanthropic efforts.

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We select priority issues where both the need as expressed by critical stakeholders and GE’s unique potential for impact are greatest. For each ESG priority, we employ GE’s deep expertise and advanced technologies to improve outcomes. Based on this process, GE’s ESG Steering Committee selected the following priorities:

  • Integrity & Compliance
  • Human Rights
  • Climate & Energy

100 Best Companies for Working Mothers

Working Mother, 2017

United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)

Signatory, 2008-present

Best Places to Work

Corporate Equality Index, Human Rights Campaign, 2017

Most Ethical Companies

Ethisphere, 2007-2017

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Our Reports

GE is committed to transparency. Find all disclosures in our Reports Hub to learn more about how we’re working on corporate social responsibility.

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