Climate Change and the Environment
In 2012, waste to landfill per vehicle data was restated for 2010 and 2011 to correct for misclassifications in disposal and recycling codes.
In 2011, waste-to-landfill per vehicle data was restated for all years because casting sands (a type of waste) associated with Geelong foundry (located in the Asia Pacific region) and Taubate foundry (located in the South America region) have been removed from the waste-to-landfill totals for years 2007–2011.
AutoAlliance International, our joint-venture plant in Flat Rock, Michigan, which produces the Ford Mustang, is included beginning in 2009.
In 2013, we reduced waste to landfill on a per-vehicle basis by about 5.4 percent compared to 2012, which reflects our focus on reducing waste produced per unit of production. We decreased waste to landfill primarily through aggressive efforts to generate less waste and recycle more, and through the use of waste-to-energy incineration facilities.
In 2012, hazardous waste per vehicle data was restated for 2011 to correct for misclassifications in disposal and recycling codes.
In 2011, hazardous waste to landfill data for 2010 and 2009 was restated due to corrections in the data.
We reduced hazardous waste on a per-vehicle basis by 7 percent compared to 2012 and by 27 percent over the last five years. Ford has chosen to target eliminating the landfill of hazardous waste first, because this provides the quickest and most cost-effective benefits to human health and the environment.
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