Our Strategy at a Glance

A Changing Climate and a Changing World

Over the past decade and more, we have developed a comprehensive approach that puts us in a good place to manage the issues of a changing climate and the opportunities of a changing world.

Reducing Vehicle Emissions in Our Product Lineup

  • Improve fuel economy across our global product lineup, through specific fleet CO2 reductions assessed by region, consistent with regulation and climate stabilization goals

  • Offer competitive or “among the leaders” fuel economy for each new or significantly refreshed vehicle

  • Offer alternative fuel vehicles

  • Maintain our leadership in lightweighting

  • Pursue our electrification strategy

Efficient, State-of-the-Art Manufacturing

  • Reduce our global CO2 emissions by 30 percent (per vehicle produced, 2010 to 2025)

  • Reduce our global energy consumption by 25 percent (per vehicle produced, 2011 to 2016)

Supporting Our Supplier Base

  • Drive positive change with our suppliers, through sharing and encouraging good practices focused on energy, CO2, water, waste and air emissions

  • Engage, improve and report through the CDP and Partnership for A Cleaner Environment (PACE) programs

External Factors, Risks and Opportunities

A Wide Range of Factors Are Continuing to Shape Our Climate Change Strategy

Government Policies

Many governments have introduced increasingly stringent climate change regulations and fuel economy standards. At the same time, innovation in electric vehicles and alternative powertrains is being encouraged, driven by a range of factors including air quality, congestion and future energy security concerns.

Physical Risks

Extreme weather such as flooding and drought can affect automakers’ energy supply and production. Ford assesses climate-related risks to our facilities at least annually. We also work with suppliers through the CDP Supply Chain and PACE programs to build awareness and encourage resilience.

Market Trends

Although consumer demand for advanced engines tends to mirror fuel price movements both up and down, Ford continues to pursue its vision of affordable fuel economy in a low-carbon future.

Investor Concern Over Climate Change

Investors are showing greater concern about climate change as a material risk for many companies.

 For detail on a range of other risk factors, see the Ford annual report 2016 (Form 10-K), page 11 (pdf, 13.4MB)

  Read about how our strategy is rooted in climate science