Sustainability

Our 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.

Global Mobility

Goal2015 Progress ExamplesStatus

Deliver our Ford Smart Mobility plan.

Drive innovation across every part of the business.

Formed a new subsidiary of Ford Motor Company to develop and invest in mobility services.

Moved from experimentation to implementation – through partnerships with world-leading tech companies, and through our global mobility projects and pilots in cities across the world.

Encouraged creative solutions and innovative tech from the developer community through series two of our global Innovate Mobility Challenge.

In process

Products and Customers

Goal2015 Progress ExamplesStatus

Improve fuel economy across our global product lineup, consistent with regulatory requirements and doing our part for climate stabilization. We translate the stabilization goal into specific CO2 reductions for each of our regional vehicle fleets, taking into account sales growth.

Offer competitive or “among the leaders” fuel economy for each new or significantly refreshed vehicle.

Our combined car and truck fuel economy declined slightly in 2015, primarily due to customers purchasing larger cars and more trucks.

Our combined fleet CO2 emissions improved by 10 percent compared to 2009.

Our EcoBoost® engine is now available on 32 different vehicles, including all our North American nameplates, and in all our operating regions.

On track

Pursue our electrification strategy.

Announced an investment of $4.5 billion to extend and advance our electrified vehicle strategy through 2020.

On track

Continue or maintain our leadership in lightweighting.

The all-new Ford F-Series Super Duty is c.350 pounds lighter than the outgoing model and the Ford F‑150 is c.700 pounds lighter than the previous generation.

On track

Offer alternative fuel vehicles.

We offer engine packages on a wide range of commercial vehicles specially prepared for conversion to compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas.

We continue to support the development of next-generation biofuels and to partner on hydrogen fuel cell research.

On track

Continue to develop and implement our sustainable materials strategy – focused on materials that have been obtained by socially sustainable means, that have lower environmental impacts and that provide equivalent or superior performance to existing materials.

We are increasingly using materials that are more sustainable from a total life cycle perspective, including recycled, renewable and recyclable materials, and working to decrease or eliminate undesirable materials.

Our Restricted Substance Management Standard is the first of its kind in the industry. We have eliminated or reduced substances of concern well ahead of regulatory requirements.

On track

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

Meet or exceed all regulatory requirements for safety.

Continued to implement:

  • Our Quality Operating System to deliver high-quality, safe and secure vehicles
  • Our stringent internal engineering design guidelines, which exceed regulatory requirements

The Ford F-150 is an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick for SuperCrew and SuperCab configurations.

On track

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

Continued to invest in Ford Driving Skills for Life (DSFL), our free driver education program. To date, Ford DSFL has given more than 165,000 people behind-the-wheel training.

On track

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

Continued to collaborate with:

  • Other automotive companies on precompetitive safety projects
  • University partners on a wide range of research projects, including research into advanced safety technologies
On track

Operations

Goal2015 Progress ExamplesStatus

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

27 percent reduction, 2010 to 2015.

On track

Reduce global facility energy use per vehicle produced by 25 percent – by 2016 compared to 2011 baseline.

Goal achieved in 2015 – equal to an annual GHG saving of 1.3 million metric tons.

Achieved

Reduce global water use per vehicle produced by 30 percent – by 2015 compared to 2009 baseline.

Achieved 30 percent reduction by 2013.

Set new reduction goal of a further 2 percent – achieved in 2015 with a reduction of 5 percent.

In process of setting new long-term goal.

Achieved

Reduce global waste sent to landfill by 40 percent per vehicle produced – by 2016 compared to 2011 baseline.

Achieved 54 percent reduction by 2015.

Achieved

Supply Chain

Goal2015 Progress ExamplesStatus

We aim to ensure that everything we make – or that others make for us – is consistent with local law and our own commitment to protecting human rights, as embodied in our Policy Letter 24, our Code of Human Rights, Basic Working Conditions and Corporate Responsibility.

At the end of 2015, 100 percent of our production Aligned Business Framework suppliers had codes of conduct aligned with our Policy Letter 24, and 73 percent had robust systems governing their own operations and those of their supply chain.

On track

Help suppliers build their capacity to manage supply chain sustainability issues.

In 2015, 208 direct and indirect suppliers in six high-priority countries were trained on human rights issues.

On track

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

81 initial social responsibility audits and 120 follow-up audits were conducted in 2015.

Conducted our first semi-announced audit of a supplier facility in 2015.

On track

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

Surveyed approximately 250 suppliers through the CDP Supply Chain questionnaires.

The number of Ford suppliers reporting GHG reduction targets continues to increase.

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.

Completed a Partnership for a Cleaner Environment (PACE) pilot program with a select group of 10 suppliers.

Since then, we have extended PACE to include 25 strategic suppliers.

In process

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

100 percent of our in-scope suppliers submitted an annual conflict minerals reporting template.

On track

Continue effort to source purchases from veterans, minority- and women-owned businesses annually.

Ford purchased goods and services worth $8.2 billion from minority-owned suppliers; $2.3 billion from women-owned businesses; and $1.1 billion from veteran-owned companies.

Achieved

Our People

Goal2015 Progress ExamplesStatus

Fatalities target is always zero.

Fifth consecutive year of zero fatalities among Ford employees. However, there were four fatalities among contractors, who were involved in construction projects at our facilities.

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.

The lost-time case rate compares very favorably with the industry average and stands at 0.43 cases with one or more days away from work, per 200,000 hours.

In process

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.

On track