Enhancing People’s Lives
Learn how we are changing lives for the better
Climate change is one of the most pressing global challenges of our time, as well as one of our salient human rights issues (pdf, 2.8MB), so helping address it is a strategic priority for Ford. We have a responsibility to reduce the CO2 emissions associated with the use of our vehicles, as well as from our operations and supply chain.
We support CO2 reductions consistent with the Paris Climate Accord
We will use 100 percent renewable energy for all manufacturing plants globally by 2035
We aspire to achieve zero air emissions from our facilities
Stabilizing CO2 levels in the atmosphere is extremely challenging and requires everyone around the world to do their part. To help keep the rise in global temperature below 2°C, in line with the Paris Climate Accord, we’re streamlining our portfolio, improving fuel efficiency and lowering the lifetime emissions associated with vehicle use. We are also working to reduce the emissions, energy use and water consumption associated with our operations and throughout our supply chain, and transitioning to 100 percent renewable energy sources.
Large manufacturers such as Ford are reducing their environmental impact by using water responsibly and reducing waste, and magnifying their efforts by replicating best practice throughout their supply chains.
We will achieve true zero waste to landfill across our operations
We will eliminate single-use plastics from our operations by 2030
We will make zero water withdrawals for manufacturing processes
We aspire to use freshwater for human consumption only
Access to safe, clean water and adequate, accessible sanitation is one of our salient human rights issues (pdf, 2.8MB). Water is also critical to our operations and, as a signatory to the UN Global Compact CEO Water Mandate, we appreciate the need to use it efficiently and sustainably. The automotive industry is also resource intensive, so we work hard to make our facilities more efficient, create less waste, and reuse or recycle any waste we do generate wherever we can.
With a vehicle typically containing hundreds of different metals, plastics, fabrics and composites, manufacturers are increasingly looking to use renewable and recycled materials that have a reduced life-cycle impact, as long as they provide equivalent or superior performance.
We aspire to only use recycled and renewable plastics in our vehicles globally
We have always explored the applications of renewable and recycled materials in our vehicles. And with the finite nature of fossil fuel-based materials, along with evolving consumer expectations, that work continues to this day. We’re finding ways to use more sustainable materials, which contain less carbon and ease the pressure on natural resources, in our vehicles.
Through our work in advancing our planet, we are contributing to the following UN SDGs: