Ford Releases Annual Sustainability Report

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18th annual report focuses on the company’s progress in addressing sustainability across the business.

DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 25, 2017 – Ford has released its 18th annual Sustainability Report, including a short film, detailing its environmental progress across the world and commitment to continued sustainability actions in the future.

“We know climate change is real and a critical threat, and we will continue to work with leaders around the world in support of ambitious global greenhouse gas reduction targets,” said Executive Chairman Bill Ford. “At the same time, we have the opportunity to make real environmental progress as we move into a world of smart vehicles and smart environments, including car sharing, multi-modal transportation and dynamic shuttles.”

The 2016-17 Ford Sustainability Report highlights key environmental benchmarks and the automaker’s ongoing work to address issues related to climate change, including:

Water Stewardship

Since 2000, Ford has cut water use by more than 61 percent, with a goal of zero usage of drinkable water in manufacturing.

Sustainable Materials

Ford is exploring the use of agave plants to develop a sustainable bioplastic material to incorporate in vehicles. Almost 300 vehicle parts are derived from renewable sources such as soybeans, cotton, wood, flax, jute and natural rubber.

Sustainable Manufacturing

Ford has an ongoing commitment to reducing waste in its manufacturing facilities, and as part of that commitment, the automaker expanded its aluminum closed-loop recycling system to three factories.

Supply Chain Sustainability

In addition to reducing the company’s own environmental footprint, Ford is reducing the footprint of its supply chain.

Waste Reduction

Ford expanded its true zero-waste-to-landfill program to 82 Ford facilities around the world – 49 manufacturing facilities and 33 non-manufacturing facilities – where absolutely no waste goes to landfill.

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