Sustainability Report 2013/14
Ford’s Sustainability Report is summarized in an 8-page downloadable document:
This online report contains additional information and data, and is available to download in full or as separate sections:
Welcome to the 15th annual nonfinancial report of Ford Motor Company. During 2013, Ford Motor Company celebrated the 150th anniversary of the birth of Henry Ford and the 100th anniversary of his moving automotive assembly line. Today, our sustainability work is history inspired, while thinking forward.
“The future is coming at us fast, offering many exciting possibilities as well as potential bumps in the road.”
For nearly 15 years, we have made steady progress in addressing key issues including climate change and human rights.
At Ford, we define sustainability as a business model that creates value consistent with the long-term preservation and enhancement of environmental, social and financial capital.
As a major multinational enterprise, our activities have far-reaching environmental, social and economic impacts.
Our materiality matrix categorizes issues according to concern to stakeholders and current or potential impact on the company.
As our financial security strengthens, we are investing in our products, our people and our communities. The financial health of our company has a ripple effect that goes well beyond our business itself as we work toward profitable growth for all.
In 2014, we will launch 23 new or significantly refreshed vehicles – the most in a single year in more than a century.
Our Blueprint for Mobility sets near-, mid- and long-term goals for solutions to the challenges facing mobility systems now and in the future.
We have comprehensive strategies and goals for minimizing our environmental impacts, including reducing our contribution to climate change.
Ford has a science-based strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Our sustainable technologies and alternative fuels plan is our route to improving fuel economy and cutting CO2 emissions of our products.
We have focused on reducing our water impacts since 2000 when we first began setting year-over-year reduction targets. Since then, we have moved beyond merely reducing the water footprint of our own facilities to working more holistically outside our corporate walls, addressing water concerns in our supply chain and our broader communities.
We achieved our water reduction goal two years ahead of schedule.
Ford’s water strategy aligns with the core elements of the CEO Water Mandate, which we endorsed in 2014.
At Ford, we have a long history of developing and implementing new innovations that improve the safety performance of our vehicles. Back in 1955, for example, Ford became the first automaker to offer factory-installed safety belts. That legacy of innovation continues today.
For the 2014 model year, nine Ford Motor Company vehicles earned five stars in the U.S. New Car Assessment Program (NCAP).
In late 2013 we launched Ford Driving Skills for Life for the first time in Europe.
Ford’s suppliers are critical allies in helping us to achieve success in the marketplace and meet out sustainability goals. The basis of our work with suppliers is the Ford Code of Human Rights, Basic Working Conditions and Corporate Responsibility, which applies to our own operations as well as our $100 billion supply chain.
Since 2003, we have conducted more than 900 third-party audits of existing and prospective Tier 1 suppliers on issues relating to ethics and human rights and working conditions.
In 2013, we exceeded our goal to source at least 10% of U.S. purchases from minority- and women-owned businesses annually.
Maintaining strong and open communications and engagement with the people our activities affect – from our own employees and the dealers who sell our vehicles to our customers and our broader communities – plays an important role in our One Ford goal of delivering profitable growth for all.
In 2013 we created nearly 6,500 jobs in the U.S., including 3,300 salaried positions, and planned to hire more than 6,000 employees in Asia in 2014.
In 2013, Ford contributed $37.7 million to our communities.
Around the world, Ford aims to deliver profitable growth for all. In all of our regions, we are taking actions to reduce the environmental impact of our products and facilities, support positive social change and ensure economic viability for long-term growth.
In 2013, we introduced eight new vehicles in Asia Pacific Africa.
We began offering the all-electric Ford Focus Electric in Europe in 2013, and in South America we are now offering the Fusion Hybrid.
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