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Responsible Material Sourcing

Ford aspires to responsibly source all raw materials used within our vehicles globally.

What's Inside Matters

Since 2013, we have conducted due diligence to ensure that suppliers who provide us with components containing tin, tungsten, tantalum, and gold (3TG) understand the origins of such minerals, source them responsibly, and not knowingly provide parts containing minerals that contribute to conflict.

With around 1,200 Tier 1 production suppliers providing vehicle parts comprised of nearly 1,000 different materials, we recognize the complexity of our supply chain; however, we remain committed to using materials that are sourced responsibly and are safe to use in our vehicles.

In 2018, Ford began to implement due diligence on cobalt.  We continue to enhance our Responsible Material Sourcing program by expanding the scope of our due diligence to include additional industry-relevant materials and mineral provenance from Conflict Affected and High Risk Areas beyond the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and adjoining countries.

Ford’s Responsible Material Sourcing Journey

Additional Materials

Small pieces of tin tantalum tungsten and gold
Conflict Minerals

Due diligence on the source of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold in our products.

Ford Suppliers & Customers

Responsible Material & Conflict Mineral Policy
2020 Sustainability Report

Additional Resources

Material Change Report