Environmental, Social, and Governance Overview

Ford Motor Company is committed to making a difference on the issues that matter to our customers and shareholders in the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) areas. On this page, investors can find information about the progress our company is making. Further information can be found at sustainability.ford.com and corporate.ford.com.

Provided below is an overview of our ESG commitments tailored for an investor audience. In addition, please see our Chairman Bill Ford's 2011 TED Talk on the continued importance of sustainability throughout our business.

Environmental and Social

Every year, we release our Sustainability Report, which details our performance and progress toward our sustainability and corporate responsibility goals. Since 2000, we have reported on how we are working to improve our people and communities, planet, and future business.

In our 2018-19 Sustainability Report, we reflected on 20 years of sustainability progress across the business, and we set new goals and ambitions to drive our business forward.

Vision for the future

To prepare for the next 20 years, we have committed to new aspirational goals as part of the journey to become the world’s most trusted company, designing smart vehicles for a smart world. Those aspirations, which will guide future sustainability targets and strategies, include:

  • Drive human progress by providing mobility and accessibility for all
  • Become the most inclusive and diverse enterprise globally
  • Reach zero air emissions from our manufacturing plants globally
  • Responsibly source all raw materials used in all vehicles globally
  • Use only recycled and renewable plastics in all vehicles globally
  • Use only freshwater for human consumption only

Working Toward the Vision

While aspirational goals set our long-term sustainability strategy, we also established new specific sustainability targets that will help achieve its vision for the future, including:

  • We will use 100 percent renewable energy for all manufacturing plants globally by 2035, meaning the energy comes from sources that naturally replenish – such as hydropower, geothermal or wind and solar
  • We will continue to do our part to reduce CO2 emissions consistent with the Paris Climate Accord
  • We will eliminate single-use plastics from operations by 2030
  • We will reach true zero-waste-to-landfill across our operations

Key Disclosures

Provided below are key environmental and social sustainability disclosures of interest to investors.

Download item year list

To learn more about our sustainability progress and reporting, please visit sustainability.ford.com.

Governance Policies

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 Enterprise Risk Management process is designed to ensure that our business manages risk and operates in a transparent and accountable way
  • Our board of directors includes a diverse range of international experience and includes a Lead Independent Director in addition to the CEO and Chairman
  • We have institutionalized the Enterprise Risk Management process, which includes Monthly Business Reviews and Monthly Business Reviews of Special Topics where the senior leadership of the Company regularly reviews the status of the business, the risk and opportunities presented to the business, and specific plans to address those risks and opportunities.
  • 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 96.1% percent of votes cast “for” in 2018 and 95.6% of votes cast “for” in 2019
  • 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

To learn more and view our governance policy documents, visit corporate.ford.com.

Executive Management

To view a list of our corporate officers, visit media.ford.com.

Board of Directors

To view a list of our board members, visit media.ford.com.

Committee Composition

Contact Our Board

You may send communications to our Directors, including any concerns regarding Ford Motor Company's accounting, internal controls, auditing or other matters, to the following address:

Board of Directors
Ford Motor Company
P.O. Box 685
Dearborn, MI 48126-0685
U.S.A.

You may submit your concern anonymously or confidentially. You may also indicate whether you are a shareholder, customer, supplier or other interested party.

Communications relating to Ford Motor Company's accounting, internal controls or auditing matters will be relayed to the Audit Committee. Communications relating to governance will be relayed to the Nominating and Governance Committee. All other communications will be referred to other areas of the Company for handling as appropriate under the facts and circumstances outlined in the communications.

Responses will be sent to those that include a return address, as appropriate.