Every day, government officials around the world make decisions that impact our business. As a global company, it is important that we have a voice in policies that affect our business in the countries in which we operate, and that we continue to be recognized as a credible source of information during the formation of those policies.
Supporting the Policy-making Process
Ford seeks to be an active participant in the political process in a manner that is transparent and supports our business interests. Across a range of issues, we strive to be part of the solution, supporting international, national, regional and local policies that are economically, environmentally and socially sustainable for our company, our customers and their communities.
On issues of the highest priority, we maintain regular dialogue with legislators and regulatory officials in our major markets, sharing our expertise and adding our perspective to the policy-making process. Our Government Affairs offices around the world oversee these lobbying activities.
Membership in Coalitions and Associations
We belong to a broad range of partnerships, coalitions, industry groups and trade associations that advocate for legislation and regulation on behalf of their members. Working with others through such organizations enables us to better leverage our resources on important issues, and to develop and promote policies that could have far-reaching benefits for our company, but also our industry and society as a whole.
Of course, we don’t always agree with every position taken by these organizations; in such cases, we always reserve the right to speak with our own voice and make our own stance clear, even if our views don’t align with the positions of the associations to which we belong.