Every day, government officials around the world make decisions that impact Ford. As a global automotive company, it is important that we have a voice in policies that affect our business in the countries in which we operate, and that Ford be recognized as a credible, leading source of information as those policies are formulated. Across a range of issues – including manufacturing, climate change, energy security, human rights, trade, education and vehicle safety, among others – we strive to shape policies that are economically, environmentally and socially sustainable for Ford and for the world. Informed policy makes for better policy, whether at the international, national, regional, state or local level. The Ford policies discussed in this section are outlined in our Code of Conduct Handbook (pdf, 0.99Mb), which applies to Ford globally.