Sustainability

The Freedom To Move Drives Human Progress

Every step we take comes from the understanding that mobility drives human progress. This puts Ford Motor Company in the forefront to deliver positive change for society, whether it’s helping people to access ways to experience our world, generating economic value in communities or tackling environmental and social challenges.

In 2010, we set a target to reduce our global CO2 emissions per vehicle produced by 30% by 2025. We hit the target eight years early, and the CO2 emissions reduction is the equivalent of greenhouse gas emissions from more than 728,000 passenger vehicles driven for a year.

The 2017-2018 Ford Sustainability Report highlights our ongoing work to drive responsible business practices, including:

Mobility Solutions
In 2018, Ford launched a ground-breaking program in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, with the help of Jeddah’s Effat University called Driving Skills for Life ‘For Her’. The first-of-its-kind program is focused on driving education for women, following the royal decree to lift the ban on females obtaining a driving license in the country. More than 250 students were among the first graduates – completing courses that teach vital skills necessary for new drivers, tips from highly skilled experts and a deep understanding of safe driving practices. This customized version of our award-winning program, Driving Skills for Life, empowers women to access greater mobility.

Electrification
In collaboration with BMW Group, Daimler AG, and Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche, Ford is one of the founders of IONITY, a pan-European joint venture to develop a fast-charging network for electric vehicles. Together, the goal of IONITY is to build 400 fast-charging stations in key European locations by 2020, with a charging capacity of 350 kW. This enables a significant reduction to charging times compared to existing systems. The build-up of 20 stations in multiple European countries began in 2017, with the first charging station in Germany becoming active in 2018. These efforts will support EV adoption, which will help to address climate change.

Products and Operations
In addition to reaching the company’s ambitious goal of reducing manufacturing greenhouse gas emissions with a 32 percent reduction, Ford makes around 300 parts from renewable materials, with eight sustainable materials featured in production vehicles: soy, wheat, rice, castor, kenaf (hibiscus), tree cellulose, jute and coconut. By using less energy, less waste and moving away from the use of fossil fuels, the company has achieved a 228 million pound reduction in CO2 since the switch to soybean-based foam in 2011 – the equivalent to the carbon capture by four million trees in one year.

Ford’s Contribution to Society
Ford is committed to contributing to communities around the globe. In 2017, $63 million of charitable donations were made through Ford Motor Company Fund. More than 237,000 volunteering hours were donated by current and retired employees across more than 1,700 community projects in 40 countries. Ford and Lincoln dealers additionally contributed more than $110 million and 50,000 hours to charitable causes, disaster relief efforts and non-profits in the communities they serve.

To read our latest Sustainability Report, visit sustainability.ford.com.

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