Ford Motor Company received an
“A” grade for its water security efforts from CDP, the environmental impact
nonprofit that drives sustainable economies.
This marks the fourth year in
a row Ford has earned an A from CDP for its water management efforts, the
Ford is one of fewer than 30
companies globally to be awarded an “A” for water security, in recognition of
its efforts to manage water sustainably. Since 2000, the company has worked to
conserve water through its global water initiative and has reduced operational
water use by 62.5 percent, saving 10.4 billion gallons of water.
Ford is on track to achieve
its goal of reducing water use by nearly three-fourths by 2020, with a
long-term goal of using zero drinkable water in its vehicle manufacturing
“Access to clean water is a
fundamental human right,” said Kim Pittel, vice president, sustainability,
environment and safety engineering, Ford Motor Company.
“We know we play an integral
role in establishing best practices to help protect the environment — both for
Ford and our supply chain” Pittel said. “Through our integrated approach to
sustainability, our goal is to improve the lives of not only our customers, but
communities around the world.”
Ford received an A- for its
climate change efforts for the third year in a row. As part of the company’s
commitment to deliver on its share of CO2 reductions consistent with the
Paris Climate Accord, Ford is investing $11 billion to introduce 16 fully
electric vehicles within a global portfolio of 40 electrified vehicles through
2022. Additionally, in 2017 Ford achieved its goal to reduce the company’s
global carbon dioxide emissions from manufacturing operations by 30 percent per
vehicle produced by 2025, eight years early.
Ford’s annual sustainability report has tracked the company’s comprehensive approach to managing
corporate social responsibility issues related to climate change, water
conservation and air quality among others, and has identified opportunities for
significant impact across the business since 2000.