Ford’s Green Initiatives Earns Them Their First A-List Rating From CDP

 

 

Ford has been actively working towards cutting carbon dioxide emissions and finding greener solutions for the automotive industry since 2010. Now for the first time, the CDP, a global environmental impact nonprofit whose environmental disclosure and scoring process is recognized as the gold standard for corporate environmental transparency, has placed Ford on its Climate ‘A-List.’ Ford made the A-list alongside 34 other American companies.

“Our people, our customers and our investors expect us to constantly do more to address climate change,” said Bob Holycross, vice president, sustainability, environment and safety engineering. “For more than 20 years, Bill Ford, our executive chairman, has been driving us to act more boldly around climate change. We believe making great vehicles, protecting the planet and maintaining a strong business are dependent on each other and not mutually exclusive priorities.”

By 2017 Ford recorded that they reduced carbon dioxide emissions from manufacturing operations by 30 percent per vehicle produced, a goal the company didn’t think they would achieve until 2025. Now Ford has set a new goal to power all of its manufacturing plants across the globe with 100 percent renewable energy by 2035.

Ford has so far invested $11.5 billion to create all-electric versions of some of its most popular models such as the Mustang Mach-E and an all-electric F-150. They also recently debuted North America’s largest EV charging network. Ford aims to not only prove wrong negative stereotypes about electric vehicles, but they also want to show Americans how readily accessible charging your electric vehicle can be.

“Climate change is an undeniable business risk if unaddressed and we must transition to a low-carbon economy now to avoid the worst impacts,” said Bruno Sarda, President of CDP North America. “’A List’ companies know sustainability presents an exciting race to the top, an opportunity to innovate and rethink business as usual, proving that environmental responsibility simply makes good business sense.”

Ford has also fostered partnerships with other corporations in hopes to reduce its carbon footprint. A recent collaboration with McDonald’s led to the discovery of turning coffee bean chaff into headlamp housing material for vehicles.

“Congratulations to Ford for earning a spot on this year’s Climate ‘A List’ – the company is a model for true corporate sustainability leadership,” congratulated Sarda.

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Tags: Emissions, Green, CDP
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