How We’re Driving Change
Safeguarding Human Rights
Ford is committed to respecting human rights everywhere we operate, and throughout our entire supply chain. We aim to ensure that everything we make, or that is made for us by others, is consistent both with local law and with our commitment to protecting human rights.
We have conducted more than 40 human rights assessments, dating back to 2004, evaluating how our facilities around the world align with our Code of Human Rights, Basic Working Conditions and Corporate Responsibility (Policy Letter 24 (pdf, )). The reports of assessments undertaken in the past three years are available for download.
Our code is based on internationally recognized labor standards, including the:
- United Nations’ Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
- Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- International Labour Organization Covenants
- Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
- United Nations’ Global Compact Principles
Our commitment requires a robust approach to safeguarding against human rights abuses in our supply chain, including:
Analyzing the human rights risks associated with our supply base
Conducting training to build our suppliers’ capability
Auditing our Tier 1 suppliers in high-priority locations
Collaborating with others in multi-stakeholder initiatives and partnerships