Ford's Hard Work towards Green Solutions Earns Them an A Rating by CDP


The CDP, a global environmental impact nonprofit that is widely recognized as the gold-standard of corporate environmental transparency for its environmental disclosure and scoring process, placed Ford Motor Company on its Climate ‘A-List’ for the first time. Ford was among 34 other American companies to make the A-list as it continues to work towards its goal of cutting carbon dioxide emissions and creating greener solutions.

“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.”

Ford first set out to cut carbon dioxide emissions in 2010 with the guidelines created in the Paris Climate Accord. As of 2017, Ford has reduced its carbon dioxide emissions from manufacturing operations by 30% per vehicle produced, achieving its goal eight years ahead of schedule. Eager to keep the momentum going forward, Ford has recently set out a new goal to have all of its manufacturing plants across the globe run off of 100% renewable energy by 2035.

“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.”

So far, Ford has invested $11.5 billion in all-electric vehicles, and they have recently launched the largest EV charging network in North America. To encourage weary buyers to purchase electric vehicles, Ford has set out to prove the stereotypes surrounding electric vehicles false. To prove electric vehicles can be faster than gas-powered vehicles they’re first vehicle to come out this spring is the Mustang Mach-E. To prove electric vehicles can be as powerful as their gas-powered counterparts, Ford plans to release an all-electric F-150 next year. So far, the Mach-E has received an overwhelmingly positive response as the round of pre-orders have already filled up.

Ford also continues to team up with other corporations in hopes to find greener solutions throughout the automotive industry. A recent collaboration with McDonald’s led to the partnership discovering that the skin of a coffee bean that is removed in the roasting process can be repurposed into headlamp housing material.

“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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