The world doesn’t stop at our fence line. Nor does our environmental responsibility, so we’re working with suppliers as well as in our own operations to tackle big issues like climate change.

Teaming on Environmental Challenges

Ford owns and operates 62 worldwide manufacturing plants, where we directly manage and control our impacts.

We also rely on the goods and services we buy from other companies, such as freight providers and components manufacturers.

In Ford-owned and operated facilities across the globe, we manage our impacts directly because they’re under our control. However, supplier companies such as component manufacturers also have an environmental footprint. In relation to those supply chain impacts, Ford has a responsibility also – to be a partner for progress with our suppliers – through engagement, influence, capability-building and sharing best practice. It’s the right way to create win-wins for our company, the businesses we work with and the environment.

Focusing on Key Impacts

Both in our facilities and in the supply chain, we focus on changes and improvements that are beneficial for the environment, our company and communities.

Climate-related impacts are key priorities and we have comprehensive programs in place for increasing energy efficiency, cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, reducing waste and managing water resources.

How We’ve Gone Further

Led the way on water

Ford is the only North American company in the “consumer discretionary” category to earn CDP’s highest honor for corporate water stewardship

Continued to focus on emissions reduction

Almost 53% reduction in worldwide facility GHG emissions
Since 2000

Invested in closed-loop manufacturing processes and sent less waste to landfill

49% reduction in volume of manufacturing waste sent to landfills
Compared to 2012

Supply chain sustainability

Partnership for A Cleaner Environment (PACE) includes 40+ strategic suppliers – able to impact nearly 1,100 sites