message from our chief sustainability officer
"We approach ESG with the same spirit of humility, transparency, and rigor as our businesses, with a focus on where we need to improve performance, address gaps, and enhance programs. Continuous improvement is core to lean management and drives us to focus our attention on what we need to do better to succeed in our goals."
Chief Sustainability Officer, GE
In 2020, we set a new goal to achieve carbon neutrality within our own operations (Scope 1 and 2 emissions) by 2030. In 2021, we articulated GE’s ambition to be a net zero company by 2050, including not just GE’s own operations, but also the Scope 3 emissions associated with the use of our sold products. We are collaborating closely with our customers, suppliers, policymakers and other companies to turn net zero engineering challenges into business opportunities.
Renewable Energy & POWER
2021 Human Rights Report
A strong sustainability and human rights program is critical to our mission. Respect for human rights is also professionally and personally important to our employees, communities, customers, investors, and business partners. We strive for transparency with our stakeholders to hold ourselves accountable and to drive continuous improvement.
Product safety and quality
Lean is foundational to how we work at GE. Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost (SQDC)—in that order—help us deliver for our customers and build a world that works. These are not simply four metrics that we are regularly reporting on, but instead are our desired set of shared instincts. At no point will an improvement in quality, delivery or cost be done at the expense of safety. All of the GE businesses are committed to creating safe and effective products that meet the needs of our customers and are doing this through continuously working to improve product quality.
GE Aviation has a strong product safety focus, including a voluntary Safety Management System (SMS) aligned with the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) SMS framework.
GE Healthcare is committed to creating safe and effective products that meet the needs of our customers and their patients and help health care providers solve the clinical, operational and economic challenges they face every day while improving patient outcomes.
Renewable Energy & Power
Safety and quality are paramount in the design, manufacturing, testing, servicing, and monitoring of our energy products around the world.
Learn more about our approach to ESG
Our diverse portfolio and legacy enable us to make substantial impact on people and the planet for the better.
Humility, transparency, and focus… always with unyielding integrity – form the foundation of our culture.
The GE Foundation is committed to transforming our communities and shaping the diverse workforce of tomorrow.
GE approaches public policy through education, engagement, involvement and thought leadership.
GE is committed to transparency. Find all disclosures in our Reports Hub to learn more on how we’re working on social responsibility.