We have comprehensive strategies and goals for minimizing our environmental impacts, including reducing our contribution to climate change.
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Ford has 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.
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We reduced the average CO2 emissions of our European car fleet by 18% between 2007 and 2013. In the U.S. in 2013, we improved the average fuel economy of our car fleet by 2% and of our truck fleet by 3% compared with 2012.1
In 2013, we reduced facilities CO2 emissions per vehicle produced by 9% and average energy consumed per vehicle produced by 4% compared with 2012.
We reduced waste to landfill per vehicle produced by 14% in 2013 compared with 2012.
Our sustainable technologies and alternative fuels plan is our route to improving fuel economy and cutting the CO2 emissions of our products around the world. We have already implemented all of the near-term and many of the mid-term elements of this plan.
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We have developed a suite of purchasing tools to help fleet customers understand the most cost-effective ways to reduce the carbon emissions of their vehicle fleets, helping them meet environmental and financial goals simultaneously.
Executive Vice President, Global Manufacturing and Labor Affairs, Ford Motor Company
“When we consider building a new plant, we look at the same issues no matter where we are thinking of locating the facility – air emissions, water usage, waste water and waste. But of course the emphases may vary depending on the local conditions.”
We are taking a comprehensive approach to electrified vehicles (EVs). We have introduced six EV products. We are developing a suite of customer support tools such as charging station locaters and fuel-efficiency tracking apps and working with utilities, cities and other partners to develop an electrified vehicle ecosystem that facilitates the adoption and use of EVs.
Read more in Electrification: A Closer Look
114 million + all-electric miles driven by Ford full battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) customers so far, resulting in an 8 million kg reduction in CO2 compared to gasoline-powered miles.
100% of Ford vehicles produced in North America have used soy foam seating since 2011.
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