Going Further, The Right Way

Ethics are the foundation of our drive to make people’s lives better. Our commitment to acting responsibly, including accountability for our impact on the world around us, is formalized in our company policies and compliance practices, and reinforced by our senior leadership.

Building Trust: Our License to Operate

For decades, we have understood the important role that strong corporate citizenship plays in our success and reputation. Many consumers will only buy from businesses that they perceive to be honest and responsible, and potential employees may only consider working for such a company.

Trust is the cornerstone of everything we do, and our dedication to ethical leadership, compliance practices and corporate social responsibility continues to set us apart.

This commitment to doing things “the right way” can be seen in programs across our business:

In the way we monitor and manage human rights and working conditions, for example, or...

how we foster greater sustainability through our supply chain via training, audits and the sharing of best practices with suppliers.

In turn, these are underpinned by high standards of governance, which are crucial to maintaining the trust of customers, employees, suppliers, public officials, investors and other stakeholders.

Ford: A Good Corporate Citizen

One of the World’s Most Ethical Companies®

Acknowledging the efforts of our people to ensure we continue to be recognized as a good corporate citizen, Ford was once again named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® in March 2017 by the Ethisphere Institute. This was the eighth straight year we have received the accolade – the longest streak for any auto manufacturer.

Ethisphere, a leader in defining the standards of ethical business practices, annually rates the world’s leading companies across five categories: ethics and compliance, corporate citizenship and responsibilities, culture of ethics, governance and leadership, and reputation. The list acknowledges those that influence or drive positive change, consider their key stakeholders when taking action, and align these decisions with their values and culture.

This honor is a reflection of Ford’s core values, and shows that our employees, at every level of our company, continue to make the right decisions every day for all of our stakeholders. This award is something we all should take pride in and share with others.”

Bill Ford

Bill Ford,Executive Chairman, Ford Motor Company

Other Recognition

We have also been recognized by several other third-party organizations for our hard work and commitment to ethical business practices. These include:

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