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Our Science-Based Strategy
Ford has a comprehensive, science-based climate change strategy. We are reducing greenhouse gas emissions by providing outstanding fuel efficiency in products that our customers want and by cutting emissions from our operations.
Our Water Strategy
Water conservation is an integral part of our sustainability strategy, alongside greenhouse gas reduction. At the end of 2010, we refined our Ford Motor Company water strategy.
Engaging Our Suppliers
Ford's suppliers are critical allies in helping meet our sustainability goals. We maintain long-term relationships with our suppliers and seek alignment with them on issues such as greenhouse gas emissions and human rights.
Vehicle Safety and Driver-Assist Technologies
A Top Priority
Vehicle safety is a critical part of our company identity and reputation. We work to build in safety from the very beginning of each product development process.
Sustainability is at the heart of our business. We have thoroughly linked our Company's economic health to the environmental health of our planet and to the broader social health of the communities in which we operate.
- Ford was honored for the second year by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the World’s 100 Most Ethical Companies.
- Ford ranks #1 in the Human Rights category in Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens list.
- The all-new Ford Explorer has soy foam seats and industry-first inflatable rear safety belts.
- Ford was listed among Newsweek’s Top 100 Green Companies for the second consecutive year.
- Ford reduced landfill waste per vehicle by 12.4 percent in 2010, relative to 2009.
- Ford was named to Fast Company’s 2010 list of “Top 10 Most Innovative” companies in mobile technology.
- Ford Figo earned the “Indian Car of the Year” award.
- The all-new Ford Explorer earned the “Truck of the Year” honor at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show.
- In the U.S., Ford tied with Honda for fewest “things gone wrong” after three months in service among full-line automakers.
- Ford’s full-year sales increased by 19% in 2010, while market share increased for the second year in a row.
- Ford’s global lost-time case rate (a major workplace safety indicator) improved 11 percent from 2009 to 2010.
- Ford continues to win recognition for our diversity efforts.
- Ford supported hundreds of charitable organizations in 2010, with grants totaling $29 million.
- Ford employees and retirees provided more than 112,000 hours of service work in 2010.
- Ford reduced CO2 emissions from facilities, on a per-vehicle basis, by 30 percent over the past decade.
- In the U.S., four Ford vehicles achieve 40 mpg or better.
- The 2011 Ford F-150’s 3.7L V6 is the most fuel-efficient full-size pickup engine of any manufacturer.
- By 2013, Ford expects to be producing about 1.5 million EcoBoost™ fuel-saving engines globally.
- In 2010, we began production of the Transit Connect Electric, the first of five electrified vehicles.
- In China, we offer the Ford Mondeo, which is best in its segment for fuel economy.
- In India, the Ford Figo 1.4L TDCi diesel offers best-in-class fuel economy.
- For the sixth year in a row, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized Ford with an Energy Star Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award.
- Ford invested $1 million to expand Ford Driving Skills for Life – our teen driver education program – to 15 states.
- Ford has earned more five-star crash-test ratings than any other manufacturer in 30 years of NHTSA testing.
- The 2011 Ford Fiesta was the first vehicle in its class to achieve an IIHS Top Safety Pick.
- Ford’s new Curve Control technology senses – and responds – when the driver takes a curve too quickly.
- Together with other automakers through the AIAG, we have trained 1,260 suppliers in five countries on systemic solutions to working conditions challenges.
- In 2010, Ford was the only automotive company to participate in the Carbon Disclosure Project’s Supply Chain Program.
- Since 2003, we have conducted more than 750 assessments of existing and prospective Tier 1 suppliers in 20 countries.
- For the first time, Ford identified water as a top sustainability concern for the Company.
- In 2010, Ford refined our corporate water strategy.
- Ford reduced water use per vehicle by 8.5 percent in 2010.
- Ford won “Business Turnaround of the Year” from American Business Awards.
- Ford’s full-year 2010 net income was our highest in more than a decade.
- Ford announced plans to add 7,000 new hourly and salaried jobs in the U.S. between 2011 and 2012.
- Ford developed a new project in India exploring how automobiles can provide economic opportunities for rural communities.
We’re implementing our “blueprint for sustainability” – our long-term strategy to contribute to climate stabilization.
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