2010 Awards and Recognition

In 2010 and early 2011, Ford received a number of awards and recognitions for our corporate responsibility and sustainability efforts and governance practices.

In 2011, for example, Ford was honored (for the second year in a row) as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Ford was one of only 100 companies on this list, and the only automaker. Ford was chosen for this distinction from a field of thousands of companies in more than 100 countries and 36 industries. To be included, a company must receive high ranks in seven key areas: corporate citizenship and responsibility; corporate governance; innovation that contributes to the public well-being; industry leadership; executive leadership and tone from the top; legal, regulatory and reputation track record; and internal systems and ethics/compliance program.

Ford’s 2009/10 Sustainability Report was a finalist in the 2010 Ceres/Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) North American Awards for Sustainability Reporting. These rankings acknowledge best practices in the reporting and disclosure of sustainability performance.

In 2011, Corporate Responsibility Magazine ranked Ford 63rd in their “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list, which reviews large-cap companies headquartered in the United States. (In 2010 Ford ranked 88th.) We remain the only automotive company in the top 100. Within this overall ranking, Ford was ranked first in the area of human rights, 11th in philanthropy and 14th in environment.

In 2010, Ford was included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America and the FTSE4Good Index, based on favorable evaluations of our sustainability programs and performance.

In 2010, for the second year running, Ford was the only automaker to be listed among Newsweek magazine’s "Green Rankings." This list rates America’s 500 largest companies on environmental impact, environmental policies and performance, and reputation among CEOs, social responsibility professionals, academics and other environmental experts. Ford was ranked 82nd in the complete list of 500 companies and ninth in the sector category of consumer products and cars.

Also in 2010, Ford was ranked second out of 350 of the largest U.S. companies on the latest Maplecroft Climate Innovation Index. Only GE ranked ahead of us. This index evaluates and rates company performance in climate-related innovation and carbon management.

Ford also won the “Business Turnaround of the Year for Companies with More Than 2,500 Employees” at the 2010 American Business Awards. The award recognizes the Company’s efforts to turn the corner in 2009 in the face of a global economic and financial crisis. The award was judged by more than 200 business leaders from across the country.

In late 2010, the NASDAQ OMX CRD Global Sustainability Index (QCRD) expanded from 50 to 100 companies, and Ford was among the companies included in the expanded list. The QRCD is compiled by CRD Analytics, which evaluated more than 3,000 global companies on 200 environmental, social, financial and governance performance metrics and chose the top 100 from among them.

Finally, in late 2010 Ford was named Nielsen Automotive Green Marketer of the Year by The Nielsen Company. The honor was given in recognition of Ford’s efforts to shape consumer awareness of environmental concerns – in particular via our marketing of the Ford Fiesta and the Ford Fusion hybrid.