GE 2011 Sustainable Growth Report

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Welcome to our

2011 Sustainable

Growth Report

Welcome to our Citizenship site, with an in-depth report on 2011 and discussions on 2012 and beyond. I am proud to be a part of an organization that has a shared vision for creating a sustainable world. In our ongoing efforts to align what we do each day with that vision, we have moved away from a hardcopy-report to a Web-based report. I am delighted to share with you our progress in creating a positive impact on our planet, its people and the economy.

Bob Corcoran Bob Corcoran
Vice President, Corporate Citizenship

Read our chairman and CEO’s letter

People

GE volunteers committed

1.3M hours

on 6,200

initiatives

Injury

& illness

reduced

26%

19%

reduction in

lost-time cases

Committed more than

$10 million

in cash, equipment and services

toward areas affected by

the tsunami

that struck Japan

$198M

The GE family contributed

more than $198 million

to community and

educational foundations

$3B

Invested in

healthymagination

Planet

GHG reduction

GHGs

were reduced

29%

Installed wind turbines base

increased from 24,500 MW

to 27,200—Enough to power

6.6 Million

U.S. homes annually

GE’s energy

use of 48.17 MMBTU

was 19%

below our adjusted

2004 baseline

Waste-water reduction

Freshwater use

reduced

35%

from our 2006 baseline

Since 2005, GE has

trained over

3,000 employees

to identify and quantify

opportunities

for energy-use reduction

Economy

GE spent $4.6 billion

in research and development—

half of that amount toward

ecomagination products

Biofuel Flights

GE aircraft engines were

used for some of

the first regularly-scheduled

airline passenger flights

using biofuels

GE’s global business

generated $18 billion

worth of

exports from

the U.S.

Committed

$122 billion

in the U.S.

in the past year to

middle-market

funding

GE and GE foundation

have continued to

sponsor the

ABA rule of law project,

a global effort to

strengthen

rule of law