Sustainability 2011/12

Climate Change and the Environment

Climate Change and the Environment

Ford is focused on minimizing the environmental impacts of our vehicles and operations, including reducing our contribution to climate change.

Ford is committed to doing our part to prevent or reduce the potential for environmental, economic and social harm due to climate change. We have a science-based strategy to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from our products and operations that focuses on doing our share to stabilize carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations in the atmosphere. We are on track to meet the central elements of our strategy: Each of our new vehicles is a leader, or among the leaders, in fuel economy, and we are reducing GHG emissions across our global product portfolio. We have also set a goal to reduce our facility CO2 emissions by 30 percent per vehicle by 2025 compared to a 2010 baseline, building on our reduction of 31 percent from 2000 to 2010.

We are also committed to reducing the overall environmental footprint of our vehicles and operations across a range of environmental issues. For example, we continue to increase the use of sustainable materials in our vehicles. And, we reduced waste to landfill by 20 percent per vehicle from 2010 to 2011 and expect to reduce it again by 10 percent per vehicle in 2012. We are also continuing to reduce VOC emissions from our operations through the use of innovative technologies.

In this section we discuss our approach to the issue of climate change and the ways we are working to reduce the environmental footprint of our products and operations.