Sustainability 2011/12

Our Blueprint for Sustainability

2011 Awards and Recognition

In 2011 and early 2012, Ford received a number of awards and recognitions for our corporate responsibility and sustainability efforts and governance practices.

In 2012, for example, Ford was honored (for the third year in a row) as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Ford was one of only 145 companies on this list, and the only automaker. Ford was chosen for this distinction from a field of thousands of companies in more than three dozen 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.

In the first quarter of 2012, Ford was also ranked as one of America’s most reputable companies, by the Reputation Institute, based on an online survey of more than 10,000 consumers. Ford gained ground in this yearly measure of companies’ reputability – we ranked 44th on the list, up 13 spots from 57th in 2011. Our score was 71.8 out of 100, essentially unchanged from our 71.5 in 2011.

In 2012, Corporate Responsibility Magazine ranked Ford 71st in their “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list, which reviews large-cap companies headquartered in the United States.

Also in 2012, Ford was once again included on the Maclean’s/Sustainalytics list of the 50 Most Socially Responsible Corporations in Canada. Companies are selected for showing leadership and commitment in the development and implementation of sound sustainability practices within their respective industries.

In 2011, 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.

Also in 2011, we won the Energy Star Award for Sustained Excellence from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for energy-efficiency improvements in our manufacturing facilities. And, Ford was the only automaker to receive a Climate Leaders Award from the EPA in 2012. Ford was recognized with a Goal-Setting Certificate for its publicly stated manufacturing greenhouse gas emissions-reduction goal, which is part of the Company’s global manufacturing carbon dioxide strategy.

In 2011, for the third year running, Ford was listed among Newsweek magazine’s “Green Rankings.” This list rates companies globally as well as America’s 500 largest companies on environmental impact, environmental policies and performance, and reputation among CEOs, social responsibility professionals, academics and other environmental experts. On the U.S. list, Ford ranked 22nd overall and 1st in the vehicles and components sector; on the global list, we ranked 66th overall and 5th in vehicles and components sector.

Also in 2011, Ford was ranked 4th out of the top 100 companies on the latest Maplecroft Climate Innovation Index. Inclusion in this index demonstrates superior management, mitigation and adaptation in the field of climate innovation.

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 addition, in 2010 and 2011 we won several awards related to diversity. Read more about these awards here.