In this section...

Executive letters

Performance summary

Goals and commitments table

Map of our year

This is the 12th annual nonfinancial report of Ford Motor Company. Our vision for our sustainability reporting is that it is the basis of organizational learning. It demonstrates our values, and both reflects and drives outstanding economic, environmental and social performance. Our most recent previous report was released in June 2010.

We try to focus our reporting on Ford’s most important sustainability issues and those of most interest to report users and our stakeholders. We have formalized this approach through a structured materiality analysis, which has been used to identify our most material sustainability issues. The issues that rated highest in potential impact on the Company and concern to stakeholders are covered in the Material Issues section of this web report.

Comprehensive information on a range of other significant issues is included in this report in the Governance, Economy, Environment and Society sections. We are also publishing an eight-page summary of this report for use by employees, customers and other stakeholders.

Data in the report are subject to various forms of assurance. Draft and near-final versions of the print report were reviewed by a Ceres stakeholder committee that included representatives of environmental groups and socially responsible investors.

We see reporting as an ongoing, evolving process, not an annual exercise. Further information about our reporting approach can be found in the Reporting and Transparency section of this report. We expect our reporting to evolve further and invite your feedback on this report, and our approach to reporting, at sustaina@ford.com.

In This Section

This section of our web report includes our Chairman’s and our CEO’s perspectives on sustainability at Ford, a summary of 2010 performance data and discussion of assurance of this report.

The Fine Print

This report is aligned with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, released in October 2006, at a self-checked application level of “A.” See the GRI Index for a complete index of GRI indicators. More information on the GRI and the application levels can be found on the GRI website.

This report also serves as Ford’s annual United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) “Communication on Progress,” providing discussion on Ford’s implementation of the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact and support for broad UN development goals. Please see the UNGC Index for information on where the UNGC principles are covered in this report.

This report covers the year 2010 and early 2011. The data are primarily for 2010 (for operations) and for the 2010 and 2011 model years (for vehicles).

Consistent with the GRI Guidelines’ guidance on boundary setting, the data in this report cover all of Ford Motor Company’s wholly and majority-owned operations globally, unless otherwise noted. Data measurement techniques, the bases of calculations, changes in the basis for reporting or reclassifications of data previously reported are noted in the data charts.