Earlier this month, the Ford Motor Company was once again recognized for its leadership in the world of corporate sustainability. 


This recognition was awarded by CDP, a not-for-profit charity that runs the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage environmental impact. As a result of their continued commitment to tackling climate change issues and protecting water security, Ford has earned a spot on CDP’s prestigious “A List.”


Climate protection and water management have been key parts of Ford’s long-term sustainability approach in recent years, and this is the second year in a row that the Blue Oval brand was among the 270 global companies named to the A List.


“We are making real progress in reducing our impact on the planet,” said Bob Holycross, Ford’s chief sustainability, environment and safety officer. “Our people, customers and investors expect us to do more around climate change and we are up to the challenge, because we know that what’s good for the planet is good for our business.”


To date, Ford is the only U.S. automaker that has actively committed to reducing CO2 emissions in line with the Paris Agreement for climate change. Earlier this year in fact, the company announced its intentions to achieve total carbon neutrality by no later than the year 2050.


To accomplish this, Ford has invested over $11.5 billion into its electric vehicle efforts, a trend it plans to continue through (and likely beyond) 2022. In 2017, Ford did achieve its goal to reduce the company’s global carbon dioxide emissions caused by manufacturing operation by 30 percent. This goal was achieved eight years ahead of schedule.


Since 2000, Ford has also worked extensively to conserve water through its global water initiative, which has allowed the manufacturer to reduce operational water use by a whopping 70 percent. To date, this effort has saved an estimated 11 billion gallons of water.


Today, Ford continues to incorporate more water-efficient manufacturing processes and technologies, and has stayed true to its goal of using zero drinkable water in its vehicle manufacturing process.


“We extend our congratulations to all the companies on this year’s A List,” said Paul Simpson, CEO of CDP. “Taking the lead on environmental transparency and action is one of the most important steps businesses can make and is even more impressive in this challenging year marked by COVID-19.”


“The scale of the risk to businesses from climate change, deforestation and water insecurity is enormous, and we know the opportunities of action far outweigh the risks of inaction. Our A List celebrates those companies who are preparing themselves to excel in the economy of the future by taking action today,” Simpson added.


A big part of Ford’s ongoing sustainability initiative is developing world-changing all-electric and hybrid vehicles. Among these vehicles, you’ll find the impressive 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, and the 2021 Ford F-150, which is the first Ford pickup to offer a full hybrid engine option.


To learn more about these vehicles and Ford’s efforts to reduce their effect on climate change, don’t hesitate to contact us online, by phone, or in person today!

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