Sustainability Report 2015/16
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By driving innovation, accelerating our One Ford plan and implementing our Blueprint for Sustainability, we are building a strong business, great products and a better world.
To remain successful, we need to adapt and transform. That’s why our strategy has one foot in today and one foot in tomorrow, encompassing our core business as an automaker and new opportunities in mobility.
Sustainable Business Strategy
We are using science, technology and innovation to develop products and practices that reduce our impact and tackle the challenges of climate change.
Climate Change Strategy
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Transportation is undergoing a revolution, and Ford is at the forefront. By anticipating customers’ needs and turning innovative concepts into reality, we’re changing the way the world moves to make people’s lives better.
We’re accelerating our 10-year autonomous vehicle program and expanding our fleet of fully autonomous test vehicles.
To anticipate and meet our customers’ needs, we’re leveraging the potential of data and analytics in partnership with world-leading tech companies.
We aim to make great vehicles that delight our customers and lead the field in safety, environmental performance, quality and smart technology.
We have an ambitious plan for developing and implementing new vehicle technologies, powertrains and fuel options that will mean greener vehicles and reduced environmental impact.
We are trusted to design and manufacture vehicles that achieve high levels of safety over a wide range of real-world conditions.
We are committed to reducing and minimizing the environmental impact of every stage of our operations, and working toward sustainable solutions in the long term.
From driving down waste and resource use to using low-carbon energy sources, we aim to ensure our operations are as efficient as possible.
Greening Our Operations
We’re continuing to drive our five-year plan by increasing the number of Ford manufacturing plants sending zero waste to landfills.
Through collaboration with partners and across sectors, we aim to leverage the scale and reach of our supply chain to make a positive impact in the markets in which we do business.
We are committed to respecting human rights wherever we operate, and to develop a more sustainable and ethical supply chain through training, supplier assessments and collaboration.
Human Rights and Working Conditions
We support minority-, veteran- and women-owned businesses, creating opportunities for business growth.
We engage with communities around the globe and seek investments that meet local needs, have a measurable impact and, where possible, can be replicated elsewhere.
Our community investments are focused on three strategic priorities: community life, education and driver safety.
Building a Better World: Our Community Projects
We encourage our employees to participate in programs that build stronger communities and improve people’s lives.
The skills and talents of our employees around the world are crucial to delivering our goal of profitable growth for all. In return, we are committed to enhancing their capabilities and ensuring Ford is a great place to work.
Our priority is to provide a healthy and safe working environment for employees, contractors and visitors to our facilities.
Health and Safety
Ford takes pride in fostering a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture in which everyone feels valued and respected.
Diversity and Inclusion
Being named in the Ethisphere Institute’s World’s Most Ethical Companies® list for seven consecutive years is a testament to the sound management systems that enable us to operate in a transparent, accountable and ethical way.
Our communication campaign “Go Further – The Right Way“ puts advice about ethics and compliance at our employees’ fingertips.
Ethics and Compliance
We support and participate in the development of economically, environmentally and socially sustainable policies.