Monday, March 17, 2014

Green

       "...the fundamental purpose of a corporation is to make people’s lives better, and we can do that by creating outstanding products, by investing in the communities where our employees live and work, and by using our position as a technology leader to tackle global sustainability challenges." - William Clay Ford, Jr.


Ford's sustainability strategy is embedded in its business plan and consistent with the company's aim to deliver Great Products, a Strong Business and a Better World.

Key components of our sustainability strategy:

Greening Our Products: Ford’s global vehicles showcase our commitment to fuel efficiency. Technologies like EcoBoost®, direct injection of gasoline or diesel fuel, six-speed transmissions, and hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains deliver true “power of choice” to drivers everywhere.

Greening Our Operations: Ford has adopted a rigorous and holistic approach to reducing the overall environmental impacts of our manufacturing facilities. We have established global facility environmental targets that address the range of our environmental impacts, including energy use, emissions, water use and waste generation.

Confronting Climate Change: Ford is committed to doing our share to prevent or reduce the potential for environmental, economic and social harm due to climate change.
  •     Each new or significantly refreshed vehicle will be best in class, or among the best in class, for fuel economy
  •     From our global portfolio of products, we will reduce GHG emissions consistent with doing our part for climate stabilization – even taking into account sales growth
  •     We will reduce our facility CO2 emissions by 30 percent from 2010 to 2025 on a per-vehicle basis and average energy consumed per vehicle by 25 percent from 2011 to 2016 globally
Reducing Water Use: We believe Ford can play a role in developing and implementing solutions to the global water challenge. We are committed to conserving water and using it responsibly. Our water strategy actions includes:
  •     Minimizing water use and consumption at Ford facilities
  •     Finding ways to use alternative, lower-quality water sources
  •     Prioritizing our water technology investments based on local water scarcity and cost effectiveness
  •     Meeting either local quality standards or Ford global standards for wastewater discharge – whichever is more stringent
  •     Ensuring a stable water supply for our manufacturing facilities while working with local communities to minimize our impact
Protecting Human Rights: Ford was the first automaker to recognize that protecting human rights in our operations and our supply chain is an important sustainability issue. Our human rights strategy includes adherence to our Code of Human Rights, Basic Working Conditions and Corporate Responsibility

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