Sustainability 2011/12

Supply Chain

Supply Chain Environmental Management

Ford has worked with our suppliers for decades to improve the sustainability of their products and processes – and to gain their support in improving our own sustainability performance.

We have committed to providing suppliers with a range of support and assistance based on our experiences in this area. Ford was the first automaker to require its suppliers to certify their environmental management systems to the globally recognized standard ISO 14001. We regularly engage with our suppliers on sustainability issues, and we have developed initiatives to improve our understanding of environmental impacts and practices in several areas, including greenhouse gas emissions, materials management and logistics.