Year In Review

Goals and Progress

This table summarizes Ford’s goals, commitments, targets and progress in our material issue areas1 and other important performance areas. Please see the data sections for our complete data reporting and data notes.

Key:

  • Achieved
  • On track
  • In process
  • Not on track

Mobility

Goal/Commitment 2014 Progress Status

Set new goals under “Blueprint for Mobility” in early 2012.

Kicked off a series of mobility experiments as part of Ford Smart Mobility, our plan to deliver our vision for meeting mobility needs.

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In process

Product Quality and Safety

Goal/Commitment 2014 Progress Status

Design and manufacture vehicles with safety excellence focused on real world safety and offer innovative safety and driver assist technologies.

For the 2015 model year, earned the highest possible Overall Vehicle Score of five stars in the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) for 15 Ford Motor Company vehicles.

In the 2014 Euro NCAP assessments, earned a five-star safety rating for the Ford Mondeo.

Launched the new Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Protection feature on the 2015 model year Mondeo.

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On track

Meet or exceed all regulatory requirements for safety.

Continued to meet this goal in 2014. Ford’s internal Safety Design Guidelines and other internal standards go beyond stringent regulatory requirements. Ford often establishes internal standards on emerging issues long before public domain or regulatory standards are adopted.

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On track

Provide information, educational programs and advanced technologies to assist in promoting safe driving practices.

Continued to invest in Ford Driving Skills for Life (DSFL). Since launching the program in Europe in 2013, we’ve provided free, hands-on training to 6,100 young drivers in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Romania, Russia, Spain and the U.K. through more than 130 events. In the U.S., Ford DSFL focuses on teen drivers through five signature programs. In 2014 the Ford DSFL U.S. National Tour reached out to more teens, parents and educators than ever before and included nearly 40 days of hands-on training. In our Asia Pacific markets, Ford DSFL is aimed at novice drivers of all ages. Approximately 15,000 drivers in this region were trained in 2014. In the Middle East and Africa, we launched the program in 2012 in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates and expanded it to Saudi Arabia in 2014.

On the technology side, MyKey, Ford’s innovative technology designed to help parents encourage their teenagers to drive more safely, is now in more than 9 million Ford and Lincoln vehicles on the road in the U.S. and is available on nearly all Ford Motor Company retail vehicles in North America.

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On track

Play a leadership role in vehicle safety and driver assist research and innovation.

In December 2013, unveiled a Ford Fusion Hybrid automated research vehicle that is enabling us to further test current and future sensing systems and driver assist technologies.

Continued to collaborate with other automotive companies on precompetitive safety projects to enhance the safety of the driving experience and develop future technologies, such as through the U.S. Council for Automotive Research.

And, continued to collaborate with university partners on a wide range of research projects, including research into advanced safety technologies. In 2014, awarded 31 new University Research Program grants to 21 universities around the globe.

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On track

Play a leadership role in research relating to “connected vehicles.”

Continued to participate in several multi-stakeholder research projects relating to connected vehicles, including the Crash Avoidance Metrics Partnership and the Vehicle Infrastructure Integration Consortium in the U.S., and DRIVE C2X and AdaptIVe in Europe.

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On track

Climate Change and the Environment

Goal/Commitment 2014 Progress Status

Climate Change – Products

Do our share to stabilize carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations in the atmosphere at 450 ppm, the level generally accepted as that which avoids the most serious effects of climate change.

Increased our U.S. combined car and truck fleet-average fuel economy by 2 percent in 2014, compared with 2013.2

Reduced the average CO2 emissions of our European car fleet by approximately 18 percent from the 2006 to 2014 calendar years.

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On track

For each of our new or significantly refreshed vehicles, we offer a powertrain with leading fuel economy.

Followed through on this commitment with vehicles introduced in all our regions.

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On track

Climate Change – Manufacturing

Reduce global facility CO2 emissions per vehicle by 30 percent by 2025 compared to a 2010 baseline.

Reduced CO2 emissions by 2.4 percent per vehicle produced compared to 2013.

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On track

Reduce facility energy use per vehicle globally by 25 percent between 2011 and 2016, adjusted for weather and production.

Energy use per vehicle deteriorated slightly (it increased by 0.2 percent) compared to 2013 due to production changes, an increased number of operating facilities, and colder weather, which increases the related energy demands.

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On track

Environment – Products

Increase the use of recycled, renewable and lightweight materials.

Use soy foam seat cushions and backs on 100 percent of Ford vehicles manufactured in North America.

Use at least 25 percent recycled content in seat fabrics on all new and redesigned vehicles sold in North America.

Since 2011, all vehicles produced in North America have soy foam seating.

Since 2012, all new and redesigned vehicles launched in North America meet our goal to use at least 25 percent recycled content seat fabrics.

Continued to develop sustainable materials strategy requiring recycled plastics and textile materials for many applications globally. Continued to implement strategic principles for expanding the use of recycled and renewable materials that seek to reduce total life cycle impacts.

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On track

Increase the use of allergy-tested and air-quality-friendly interior materials.

Continued to implement specification for low-emissions and allergy-free materials, which is being migrated across product lines.

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On track

Environment – Manufacturing

Reduce CO2 emissions.

(See Climate Change section of Goals table.)

 

Cut the amount of water used to make each vehicle by 30 percent globally by 2015, compared to 2009.

Achieved this goal two years ahead of schedule. We were in the process of updating our global manufacturing water strategy in 2015 and setting a new long-term target. From 2013 to 2014 we reduced our absolute water use by 3 percent and our water use per vehicle produced by 1.25 percent.

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Achieved

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

Reduced waste to landfill per vehicle produced by 19 percent compared to 2013.

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On track

Maintain volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from painting at North American assembly plants at 23 grams/square meter or less.

Achieved 2014 VOC emissions at North American assembly plants of 16.8 grams/square meter.

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On track

Our People

Goal/Commitment 2014 Progress Status

Safety

Fatalities target is always zero.

In 2014, for the fourth time in Ford’s history, did not have an employee work-related fatality during the calendar year. Tragically, however, we did experience four fatalities of contractors – in Kansas City, Argentina, Brazil and China.

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Not on track

Serious injuries target is zero; overall goal is to attain industry competitive lost-time and drive continuous improvement; specific targets are set by business units yearly for five years into the future.

Overall, our safety record improved compared to 2013. A major safety indicator – the lost-time case rate – was at 0.38, a 14 percent improvement from the 2013 rate of 0.44.

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In process

Health

Maintain or improve employee personal health status through participation in health risk appraisal and health promotion programs.

Had active personal health promotion programs in place in most regions. Our efforts are tailored to meet local health priorities and to ensure that our people receive quality health care when they need it. Employee participation in health-risk appraisals is a core component of U.S. health benefit program. In 2014, more than 80 percent of salaried employees and retirees met the objectives of this program and increased their awareness of personal health improvement opportunities.

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On track

Supply Chain

Goal/Commitment 2014 Progress Status

Human Rights and Working Conditions

Encourage key production suppliers to: introduce codes of conduct aligned with international standards and Ford’s Policy Letter 24: Code of Human Rights, Basic Working Conditions and Corporate Responsibility; develop the associated robust management and compliance systems; and extend these expectations to their own suppliers.

95 percent of Production Aligned Business Framework (ABF) suppliers have an aligned code of conduct; 60 percent meet all expectations.

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On track

Help suppliers build their capacity to manage supply chain sustainability issues through site-level training on human rights, working conditions and ethical business practices; require participating suppliers to cascade training information to their own employees and suppliers.

Conducted supplier sustainability training sessions in six countries with 280 suppliers in attendance.

Also raised awareness of supply chain sustainability internally through training of new purchasing personnel and global supplier technical assistance staff.

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On track

Assess Tier 1 suppliers for compliance with local laws and Ford’s supply chain sustainability expectations.

Conducted assessments at 75 supplier sites, with corrective action plans and remediation underway.

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On track

Environmental Management

Engage with our supply chain to understand its carbon and water footprints.

Surveyed approximately 250 suppliers through the CDP Supply Chain questionnaires for water and climate change and achieved an 80 percent voluntary response rate.

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In process

Work with selected suppliers to reduce our collective environmental footprint by encouraging target setting and sharing best practices for energy and water use reductions.

Began pilot of a new environmental initiative called the Partnership for a Cleaner Environment (PACE) with 10 selected suppliers, whereby we are sharing best practices for energy, greenhouse gas emissions and water use reductions.

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In process

Conflict Minerals

Improve the transparency of mineral sourcing within our supply chain while improving the capacity of conflict-free smelters.

Received a conflict minerals report from 91 percent of our in-scope suppliers.

Obtained lists of smelters from 41 percent of our in-scope suppliers.

Led smelter outreach efforts resulting in 70 percent of smelters being active or compliant in the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) audit program.

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On track

Supplier Diversity

Source at least 10 percent of U.S. purchases from minority- and women-owned businesses annually.

Purchased $6.75 billion in goods and services, or 13.3 percent of our total global spend, from approximately 200 minority-owned suppliers, and $2.1 billion, or 3.4 percent of our global spend, from more than 150 women-owned businesses. This was the fifth consecutive year of improvement and exceeded our sourcing goals for both minority- and women-owned suppliers.

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Achieved
  1. For financial health related goals, please see the 10-K (pdf, 6.5Mb) for information on our 2015 full year outlook.
  2. The average fuel economy of our car fleet and our truck fleet both remained unchanged compared to 2013. However, our combined corporate average fuel economy improved due to increased customer demand for cars versus trucks.