June 20, 2014

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In this Blue Oval Connect Weekly Briefing…

  • 2013-2014 Sustainability Report Highlights Future Initiatives
  • Ford Introduces Innovative Airbag Design on New 2015 Mustang
  • Ford Celebrates Turning 111 Years Old With Stunning 24 Hour Hyperlapse Video
  • Outside Voices: (Forbes) Ford Motor Company's Sustainability Chief Talks Innovation, Progress And A Vision For The Future



Announcements

Mustang DVD
Are you a Ford Mustang fan?

Get archival footage of the evolution—from its pre-history, when Henry Ford created the assembly line—through early clay models by purchasing TM Books' two-disc DVD set, Mustang, The First Fifty Years.

Hear the story of America's love affair with the Mustang through the eyes of collectors, enthusiasts, journalists and former Ford employees who were there at the beginning.

Click here for more info.


Top Stories
Sustainability
2013-2014 Sustainability Report Highlights Future Initiatives

Ford Motor Company is furthering its commitment to aggressively step up water conservation programs at its global facilities and among the company's suppliers, according to its 15th annual Sustainability Report, released this week.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford News

New Airbags
Ford Introduces Innovative Airbag Design on New 2015 Mustang

The new airbag will be introduced later this year as part of a standard comprehensive safety system that includes a more robust package of sensors, safety belt anchor pretensioners, improved exterior lighting and double the total number of airbags on the all-new Mustang.

To read the full article, click here.

F-150
Ford Rises to Top Five Most Valuable Car Brand

According to the BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands study released this month, Ford surpassed the likes of Nissan and Volkswagen, making its way into the top five most valuable car brands.

To read the full article, click here.

Henry Ford
Lightweight Innovation Through the Decades

From the Ford Model T to the all-new 2015 F-150, Ford has consistently been on the cutting edge of developing and using lightweight materials to build vehicles.

To read the full article, click here.

 
Global Notes
Fiesta
New 140 PS Ford Fiesta 1.0-Liter EcoBoost is Most Powerful 1.0-Liter Volume Production Road Car Ever

The new Ford Fiesta 140 PS 1.0-liter EcoBoost is the most powerful 1.0-liter volume production car ever, packing more punch on a liter-for-liter basis than a Bugatti Veyron or Ferrari 458 Special.

To read the full article, click here.

Hyperlapse Video
Ford Celebrates Turning 111 Years Old With Stunning 24 Hour Hyperlapse Video

Ford Motor Company is 111 years old this week and to celebrate the company has released this stunning 24-hour, round-the-world hyperlapse video.

To read the full article, click here

 

Outside Voices
Ford Motor Company's Sustainability Chief Talks Innovation, Progress And A Vision For The Future
(Forbes) Since January 2007, John Viera has been responsible for developing global sustainable business plans and policies, interfacing with global regulatory bodies, reporting externally on the company's environmental and social performance, and leading Ford's engagement and partnerships with non-government organizations and other key stakeholders. To read the full article, click here.

GM Could Face Another Fine for Impala Recall
(Detroit Free Press) An old e-mail from a General Motors employee warning of a "serious safety problem" could help trigger another government fine against the automaker. To read the full article, click here.

Top-Ranked Cars, Trucks and SUVs in the J.D. Power 2014 Initial Quality Study
(J.D. Power) Based on the results of the J.D. Power 2014 Initial Quality StudySM , which measures the quality of new vehicles after 90 days of ownership, the following models receive an award for ranking highest in their respective vehicle segments. To read the full article, click here.

 

FERA
Ford Employees Recreation Association (FERA)

Location:
East Concourse (between the cafeteria and auditorium) Ford World Headquarters Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Ford Conference Event Center Wednesday (on Village Road across from The Henry Ford)

Desk hours:
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Club Information:
Find a club that's right for you we have 45 Clubs!
If you don't find what you are looking for we can help you organize one!

Fun and Travel FERA Discounts:
Cedar Point Tickets
Kings Island Tickets
Golf Michigan Play Books
Travel Cruises and Resorts

For more FERA information, click to http://www.fera.org/.

 

Directory
Directory Information
Phone numbers and email addresses for important Ford Motor Company contacts can be found on @Ford Online at: http://www.at.ford.com/B2B/Pages/Directory2.aspx.

For benefit questions, please contact the NESC at 1-800-248-4444 or email NESC@ford.com.

Retiree Club Info
Retiree Club Information Now Online

**NEW UPDATES**

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