Year in Review
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This Report covers the year 2013 and early 2014. The data are primarily for 2013 (for operations) and for the 2013 and 2014 model years (for vehicles). In addition to this full online Report, we publish an eight-page summary report for use by employees, customers and other stakeholders. Our most recent previous report was released in June 2013.
Data in this Report are subject to various forms of assurance as noted in the data tables. The summary report was reviewed by Ford’s top executives and the Sustainability Committee of the Board of Directors. A Ceres stakeholder committee, which included representatives of environmental groups and socially responsible investors, reviewed the outline for the full report.
This Report is aligned with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines at a self-declared application level of “A.” See the GRI Index for a complete listing of the GRI indicators. We have begun the process of transitioning to the GRI G4 Guidelines. More information on the GRI and the application levels can be found on the GRI website.
Although this is not formally an “integrated report” – one that combines financial and sustainability reporting – we have expanded on our longstanding practice of reporting on Ford’s financial health and its interrelationships with our sustainability performance (see, for example, the value chain infographic, which includes examples of value creation at each stage).
This Report also serves as Ford’s annual United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) “Communication on Progress,” as it includes discussion of Ford’s implementation of the 10 principles of the UNGC and support for broad U.N. development goals. Please see the UNGC Index for information on where the UNGC principles are covered in this Report.
Consistent with the GRI Guidelines’ guidance on boundary setting, the data in this Report cover all of Ford Motor Company’s wholly and majority-owned operations globally, unless otherwise noted. Data measurement techniques, the bases of calculations, changes in the basis for reporting or reclassifications of data previously reported are noted in the data charts.
Further information about our reporting approach can be found in the Reporting and Transparency section of this report.
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