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Climate Change and the Environment


At Ford, we have been working for many years to reduce the environmental impacts of our vehicles and operations.

For example, we are doing our part to prevent or reduce the potential for environmental, economic and social harm due to climate change. We have 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. We are on track to meet the central elements of our strategy: For each of our new or significantly refreshed vehicles, we will continue to offer a powertrain with leading fuel economy and we are reducing GHG emissions across our global product portfolio. We have also set a goal to reduce our facility CO2 emissions per vehicle by 30 percent by 2025 compared to a 2010 baseline, building on our reduction of 31 percent from 2000 to 2010.

We are committed to reducing other elements of the environmental footprint of our vehicles and operations as well. For example, we continue to increase the use of sustainable materials in our vehicles. And, we reduced waste to landfill by 14 percent per vehicle produced from 2012 to 2013 and are implementing a plan to reduce waste sent to landfill by 40 percent on a per-vehicle basis between 2011 and 2016 globally. We are also continuing to reduce emissions of volatile organic compounds from our operations through the use of innovative technologies.

In this section we discuss our approach to the issue of climate change and the ways we are working to reduce the environmental footprint of our products and operations.

Living the Electric Lifestyle

To help drivers make the transition to electric vehicles (EVs), and get the most out of their EVs, we are offering more than just the vehicle. We are delivering a total electric vehicle lifestyle.

Case Study: Ford Fleet Purchase Planner

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.