GE is dedicated to bringing to market innovative solutions that provide energy and water security, create jobs, improve health and reduce environmental impact, thereby creating sustainable infrastructure for the societies of tomorrow. We work directly with our customers on some of the world’s most complex challenges, ranging from advanced water-reuse capabilities in water-scarce regions to making a country’s energy infrastructure “smarter.”

We do this because it’s the right thing to do, because we see opportunities for increased energy efficiency, and because there is a clear business opportunity in creating effective, environmentally friendly products. We invest in a range of solutions, giving us the flexibility to support the leading platforms of the future.

Achieving sustainability in this context means identifying and responding to the challenges faced by customers, communities and key stakeholders in our global markets. This includes engaging on public policy, protecting human rights, supporting the education needs—especially in science and technology—of a growing population, and promoting adequate legal frameworks. We strive to offer systematic solutions though our products and through our support of public policy, education and partnerships that help create an economic environment where sustainability can be firmly rooted.

For a summary of our financial results, please see http://www.ge.com/ar2013/#/financial-highlights.

For more on our strategy to create value please see   http://www.ge.com/ar2013/pdf/GE_AR13_EntireFinancials.pdf.

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