Corporate Governance


Ford has a long history of operating under sound corporate governance practices. Our corporate officers and board of directors are dedicated to serving the interests of our shareholders and creating long-term value.

  • Our creating value roadmap process is designed to ensure that our business manages risk and operates in a transparent and accountable way
  • Ethisphere Institute, a leader in defining the standards of ethical business practices, has named Ford one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for eight consecutive years
  • Our board of directors includes a diverse range of international experience and includes a Lead Independent Director in addition to the CEO and Chairman
  • Our global leadership team meets at least weekly to monitor the business environment, status of the business, risks and opportunities and specific plans to address them
  • Our executives’ compensation is tied to performance against defined metrics that are aligned with our strategic objectives to incentivize focus on strengthening our business for the long term
  • Our shareholders are asked to approve executive compensation with an annual say-on-pay vote; investors supported the compensation of named executives with 97 percent of votes cast “for” in 2015 and 2016
  • We promote a culture of compliance and ethics across our business and around the world, formalized in company policies and reinforced by management and our brand promise to Go Further – The Right Way

Governance Documents

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