Governance & Policies
Discover how we are establishing and maintaining trust in Ford Motor Company’s direction, relationships and goals.
Four key issues facing Ford
Ford supports trade policies and agreements that create and sustain U.S. jobs - expanding opportunities for U.S. exports and leveling the playing field for American companies and workers. As America's number one vehicle assembler and exporter1, Ford cares deeply about ensuring trade agreements are free and fair.
Whether it's working on the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement – USMCA – or ensuring that currency exchange rates are set by markets, not countries, the Ford team is working to make sure markets around the world are open to our products.
1Based on IHS Markit CYE 2019 US Light Vehicle Production data and CYE 2019 Export and Import Sourcing Module data.
Ford is working to ensure that policymakers understand our commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our vehicles and our facilities, and to expand our focus on electrified vehicles - highlighting our $11 billion investment in the near term. Our message to regulators at both the federal and state level is to urge collaboration toward one common standard that ensures regulatory certainty for product planning.
Autonomous vehicles, mobility & electrification
Ford is working to ensure a clear regulatory framework for the safe deployment of fully autonomous vehicles, as federal legislation will ultimately define how autonomous vehicles hit the road. While regulators update existing safety standards, Ford has supported bills like the AV Start Act that allow more self-driving vehicles on the roads and ensure there won’t be a patchwork of state laws and regulations.
Each year Ford faces almost 1,000 different pieces of legislation in state capitals that can impact Ford’s business operations and bottom line. Sometimes it’s competitors trying to change state laws to gain an unfair advantage when it comes to selling and servicing vehicles, other times it involves developing solutions for emerging technologies and innovation. Ford works closely with policymakers in the states to help shape solutions and to ensure all automakers compete on a level playing field.
Solid principles of corporate governance are key to maintaining the trust of investors. The Board of Directors for Ford Motor Company has adopted these corporate governance practices to promote the effective functioning of the board, its committees, and the Company.
Charter of the Audit Committee
Charter of the Compensation, Talent and Culture Committee
Charter of the Finance Committee
Charter of the Nominating and Governance Committee
Charter of the Sustainability, Innovation and Policy Committee
Code of Conduct Handbook
Code of Ethics for the Board of Directors
Code of Ethics for Senior Financial Personnel
Corporate Governance Principles
Production Purchasing Global Terms & Conditions
Supplier Code of Conduct
Ford’s Political Engagement Report highlights the principles that govern corporate participation in the political process, including disclosure of the company’s membership in organizations that contribute to debates on policy issues.
At Ford, we do things the right way – always – which includes encouraging our employees, agency personnel, suppliers, customers or other stakeholders to speak up when there is a concern about potential violations of our Code of Conduct, company policy, the law and other compliance and ethics matters.
While all concerns will be taken seriously and addressed, Ford’s investigation process is best facilitated when we receive as much information about the concern as possible. We ask you to provide contact information so you can be reached for follow-up. If you want to report anonymously, we accept anonymous reports.
Ford strictly prohibits retaliation for reporting a suspected violation in good faith or for assisting with an investigation.
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Code of Ethics Waivers
The Nominating and Governance Committee of the Board of Directors is responsible for considering any request for a waiver under Ford Motor Company's codes of ethics from any Director or Executive Officer.