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Climate Change and the Environment

We have comprehensive strategies and goals for minimizing our environmental impacts, including reducing our contribution to climate change.

Read more about our approach to climate change and the environment

Climate Change Strategy

Our Goals and Performance Progress

Goal: For each of our new or significantly refreshed vehicles, continue to offer a powertrain with leading fuel economy.

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

Goal: Reduce CO2 emissions from our facilities by 30% per vehicle produced from 2010 to 2025.

In 2013, we reduced facilities CO2 emissions per vehicle produced by 9% and average energy consumed per vehicle produced by 4% compared with 2012.

Goal: Reduce waste sent to landfill by 40% on a per-vehicle basis between 2011 and 2016 globally.

We reduced waste to landfill per vehicle produced by 14% in 2013 compared with 2012.

Sustainable Technologies and Alternative Fuels Plan

Case Study: Helping Fleet Customers Meet Environmental and Cost Goals

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.

Voice: John Fleming

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.”


2013 Highlights

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.

  1. Our U.S. combined car and truck corporate average fuel economy decreased by 1.7% in 2013 due to increased customer demand for trucks versus cars.