Since the beginning of the 2000s, Ford has actively committed itself to sustainable development, and this new video, released in conjunction with its annual Sustainability Report, shows why it has made the Ethisphere Institute’s most ethical company list for the past eight years.
A quick overview of Ford’s approach to sustainable development:
- - Ford recently became the first automaker to join the Business Alliance for Water and Climate in support of its mandate to improve water quality;
- - Since 2000, Ford has reduced water use in its facilities by 61%;
- - Research into sustainable materials has been expanded; currently, nearly 300 elements in Ford vehicles are derived from renewable materials like cotton, jute, natural rubber and soybeans;
- - Ford recycles 20 million lbs of aluminum every month, enough to manufacturer 37,000 F-Series truck bodies;
- - At present, 82 Ford installations (including its plant in Oakville, Ontario) send no waste at all to landfills.
“We know climate change is real and a critical threat, and we will continue to work with leaders around the world in support of ambitious global greenhouse gas reduction targets,” said Executive Chairman Bill Ford. “At the same time, we have the opportunity to make real environmental progress as we move into a world of smart vehicles and smart environments, including car sharing, multi-modal transportation and dynamic shuttles.”