Year in Review
Click on the months to see Ford’s sustainability-related highlights for 2013.
Reported total company full-year pre-tax profit of $8 billion for 2012, our third year in a row of $8 billion or more in pre-tax profits.
Named one of America’s Top Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities by Diversity Business magazine; Ford has been on this list since 2001.
Announced we would double our dividend.
Announced new global waste goal: a 40 percent reduction in waste sent to landfill per vehicle produced between 2011 and 2016 – equal to just 13.4 pounds per vehicle worldwide.
Honored for the fourth year in a row by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the World’s 100 Most Ethical Companies.
Announced we would hire an additional 2,000 hourly workers at our Kansas City Assembly Plant to help meet demand for our F-150 truck.
Announced plans to expand industry-leading 3-Wet paint capacity by 50 percent in 2013 by adding the environmentally friendly process to four more plants on three continents.
Conducted a “water futuring” workshop to examine “what if” scenarios about water in the years ahead and better understand the long-term implications of water scarcity on Ford’s operations.
Announced that we reduced the amount of energy used per vehicle produced by 22 percent in the past six years; also announced plans to reduce usage another 25 percent on a per-vehicle basis by 2016.
Moved up 13 spots to No. 2 on Interbrand’s list of Best Global Green Brands.
Marked the 150th anniversary of the birth of Henry Ford.
Became the first automaker to sign on to voluntary greenhouse gas reporting program for all industries in India, adding to the voluntary reporting we already do in the United States, China, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina.
Announced we will hire an additional 800 salaried employees for a total of more than 3,000 salaried employees in the U.S. in 2013 – our largest hiring initiative in more than a decade.
Delivered our best August electrified vehicle sales ever with more than 8,292 sales, up 288 percent over the same period a year ago. Ford’s plug-in hybrids, Fusion Energi and C‑MAX Energi, delivered their best sales month year-to-date, with 600 and 621 units sold, respectively.
2 millionth EcoBoost® produced.
Launched Ford Driving Skills for Life in Europe. Ford will invest €1.5 million in the first year of this program alone to provide free, hands-on training in the U.K., Germany, France, Spain and Italy.
Introduced an electric vehicle charging program at nearly all of our U.S. and Canadian facilities, which will allow employees with electric vehicles to commute to and from work entirely on electricity.
Added our water-saving near-dry machining capability to six plants globally – a number that will nearly double in the next few years.
Unveiled a Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid vehicle with Coca-Cola’s PlantBottle Technology in interior fabrics; the first time this technology has been applied beyond packaging.
In the Latin New Car Assessment Program, received the maximum five stars for adult protection for the new Ford EcoSport and Focus.
Announced plans to launch 23 new or significantly refreshed vehicles globally in 2014, open three more manufacturing facilities and add more than 5,000 jobs in the U.S.
In the 2013 European New Car Assessment Program, earned the maximum five-star safety rating for the Ford Tourneo Connect – the first compact “people mover” to be awarded this rating.
Revealed a Ford Fusion Hybrid automated research vehicle that will be used to make progress on future automated driving and other advanced technologies.
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