To protect our planet, both now and for future generations, we are aiming to source 100 percent renewable energy for all our manufacturing sites by 2035. We have also set a new goal for ourselves: achieve carbon neutrality globally by 2050.”

William Clay Ford, Jr., Executive Chairman Jim Hackett, President and Chief Executive Officer
William Clay Ford and Jim Hackett

Our Aims

  • Trusted Company

    To become the world’s most trusted company

  • Driving Human Progress

    To provide vehicles and services that help create a better world and facilitate freedom of movement

  • Positive Impact

    To not just reduce our footprint but to develop innovations that bring positive benefits

Our Sustainability Strategy

We’re living in rapidly changing times, with shifts in lifestyles, beliefs, aspirations and global trends (PDF, 10 MB), evolving challenges and emerging technologies, so our business needs to remain agile and dynamic.

We are designing and building smart vehicles for a smart world to shape a very different future. Our plan focuses on a winning portfolio of vehicles, new powertrain and fuel options, a high-value self-driving vehicles business built on the most trusted technology and cloud-based mobility experiences that deliver ongoing revenue.

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Changing How Products Are Made

We’re creating high-quality vehicles in an environmentally and socially responsible way, through world-class facilities, innovative manufacturing processes and the most sustainable materials.

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Changing the Way People Move

We’re creating smart vehicles and mobility solutions, based on our long-term vision of increasing access to easier, safer and cleaner journeys for all.

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Changing the Way We Work

We’re preparing for the future and building the capabilities we need to innovate. We’re focused on human-centered design, shared leadership, and making our processes and systems more efficient.

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Changing Lives for the Better

As a global business, we want to have a positive influence on the future through our vehicles and services, by offering the best customer experience, assisting disadvantaged populations, strengthening our supply chain and building safe, inclusive workplaces.

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Our Aspirational Goals

To see how we’re progressing towards achieving these goals, please see the Goals and Progress dashboard in our full Sustainability Report 2020 (PDF, 6.8 MB).

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We aspire to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

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We will use 100 percent locally sourced renewable energy for all manufacturing plants globally by 2035.

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We aspire to drive human progress by providing mobility and accessibility for all.

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We aspire to achieve zero air emissions from our facilities.

Recycled and renewable plastics

We aspire to only use recycled and renewable plastics in our vehicles globally.

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We aspire to responsibly source all raw materials used within our vehicles globally.

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We aspire to become the most inclusive and diverse global company.

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We will achieve true zero waste to landfill across our operations.

We will eliminate single-use plastics from our operations by 2030.

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We will make zero water withdrawals for manufacturing processes.

We will use freshwater for human consumption only.

Contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Ford promotes the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by communicating how our vehicles and operations contribute toward achieving the UN SDGs.

See our UN SDGs Index

We have identified several of the goals as being priorities for us:

  • SDG 3
  • SDG 4
  • SDG 5
  • SDG 6
  • SDG 7
  • SDG 8
  • SDG 9
  • SDG 10
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  • SDG 12
  • SDG 13
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