Key Sustainability Strategies

The strategies summarized below are key elements of our Blueprint for Sustainability. They reflect strategic priorities that are particularly relevant to our company and stakeholders.

Strategies to Address Material Issues

Some areas of sustainability, known as material issues, are very significant for Ford – not only because of the risks and opportunities they represent for our company but also because we can contribute solutions and go further by doing the right thing.

Climate Change

Our science-based climate change strategy is based on doing our part to stabilize the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) at 450 parts per million (ppm). This is the level that many scientists, businesses and governmental agencies believe may avoid the most serious effects of climate change.

Ford Smart Mobility

Our Ford Smart Mobility plan sets out our contribution to sustainable mobility based on an analysis of population growth, urbanization and other key societal and economic trends.

Our goal is to make mobility affordable in every sense of the word – economically, environmentally and socially – and to provide seamless mobility for all.

Water Stewardship

We have adopted a comprehensive water strategy that corresponds to the key elements of the CEO Water Mandate.

Our water strategy is designed to deliver positive impacts that are substantial, sustainable and measurable, in our own facilities and in the communities where we operate.

Human Rights

Our human rights strategy includes adherence to our Code of Human Rights, Basic Working Conditions and Corporate Responsibility (Policy Letter 24 (pdf, 156kb)), in our own operations and in those of our suppliers.

We were the first automaker to recognize that the protection of human rights in our operations and our supply chain is an important sustainability issue.