Protecting Human Rights

Our Code of Human Rights, Basic Working Conditions and Corporate Responsibility applies to our own operations as well as to our $100 billion supply chain.

Environmental Sustainability

We’re working with our suppliers to reduce their environmental footprints and better understand environmental impacts throughout the automotive supply chain.

Conflict Minerals

When tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold are in our products, Ford seeks to use only those from conflict-free sources.

Supplier Diversity

Since 1978, Ford’s Supplier Diversity Development program has been supporting minority- and women-owned businesses and creating business opportunities for diverse suppliers.

Protecting Human Rights

Our human rights and working conditions program – including training, supplier assessment and industry collaboration – is an integral part of our efforts to develop sustainable suppliers.

In 2014, 280 suppliers in six high-priority countries were trained on corporate social responsibility.

Environmental Sustainability

In 2014, we launched a new supply chain sustainability initiative called the Partnership for A Cleaner Environment (PACE) to share best practices for energy and water use reductions with suppliers.

Conflict Minerals

Ford’s goal is to not only use conflict-free sources of minerals, but also continue to support responsible in-region mineral sourcing from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and adjoining countries.

Supplier Diversity

Ford’s Supplier Diversity Development program seeks to support minority- and women-owned businesses, create business opportunities for diverse suppliers to grow, and further strengthen the diversity of the Ford supplier network.

We have sourced $80 billion in purchases from minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses since 1978.

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