- “Ford is a growth company” Mark Fields tells Merkenich townhall meeting
“2015 is poised to be a breakthrough year for Ford globally,” Mark Fields, president, Ford Motor Company, told more than 280 employees attending a Townhall meeting in the Merkenich Design Centre earlier this week.
- Jim Farley: "We want employees to be passionate advocates for our products."
New Mustang, Mondeo Vignale, drive assist innovations, and the importance of employee advocacy are discussed by Jim Farley, president, Europe, Middle East and Africa, in an exclusive @Ford Online interview.
- Diversity and Inclusion Winner: Tony Savoni Fosters Respectful and Inclusive Environment
As a 2014 Diversity and Inclusion Winner in the category of Fostering a Respectful and Inclusive Environment, Tony Savoni has demonstrated just that. He actively works towards fostering an environment where every employee is included and an integrated part of the Essex Engine Plant team. He is an excellent motivator who manages to stay positive even in tough situations.
- Ford Employee Restores Model T to its Original Splendor
Randy Shelton was snapping photos at an old car festival at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan, when he was invited for a ride in a 1930 two-door Model A. Shelton, a Ford powertrain engineer, was captivated by the vehicle. “I used to be more into muscle cars,” said Shelton. “After riding in the Model A, I was hooked.”
- Ford of Spain Employees Go Further to Support Nepal Earthquake Victims
VALENCIA, Spain – Ford of Spain employees have donated thousands of Euros to help victims of the Nepalese earthquake disaster.
- Go Further: Bicycle Day at Lommel Proving Ground
Every year, on Whit Sunday, the test vehicles usually driven on Ford’s high security Lommel Proving Ground in Belgium are locked away and the site’s 80 km of roads are opened to thousands of cyclists and skaters.
- Food for Thought - How Ford’s Chefs Go Further to Provide Fresh Tasty Meals
Each year the kitchen staff at Ford of Germany cook more than 655,000 lunches for employees, and right now asparagus is flavour of the month.
- How Ford’s Most Sensitive Employee is Positively Influencing Product Development
In the Ford product development centre in Merkenich, Dr Michael Haverkamp, a specialist in multisensual harmonisation, is focussing his work on four different leather samples.
- Ford Goes Further to Help Nursery Children in Germany
Fifteen Ford employees are Going Further to enrich the lives of children at a nursery in Cologne, Germany, by refurbishing 19 ride-on vehicles for them to play with.
- Diversity and Inclusion Winner: George George Leads the Way with Continuous Improvement at Ford
George George lives and breathes the One Ford behavior – and, as a result, earned a 2014 Diversity and Inclusion Award in Leading the Way.
- Neppesser Schlümpfe – Ford Employees’ Carnival Going Social
2015 is a very special year for Ford retiree Horst Treitz as well as for Mario Kurth and his twin brother Ralf Kurth, both working at Ford Pilot Plant Cologne.
- Diversity and Inclusion Winner: Solaris Server Operations Team Promotes Work-Life Flexibility
When it comes to promoting work-life flexibility, the Solaris Server Operations team was increasingly aware of the importance of promoting a healthy work-life balance for their employees. Under the direction of Bharat Kharadia, the team was successful in implementing new flexible work-life integration while working within existing HR policies.
- Ford Goes Further to Celebrate International Women's Day
Ford employees from around the globe have been Going Further to celebrate International Women’s Day, which honours the achievements of women while calling for greater equality.
- Diversity and Inclusion Winner: Ford Credit Information Technology Team Leverages a Diverse Work Force
Dearborn, Mich. - Ford teams and individuals from around the globe are being recognized with a 2014 Global Diversity and Inclusion Award for demonstrating the Go Further spirit to bring diversity, inclusion and the One Ford commitment to life at Ford Motor Company. @Ford Online will highlight the award recipients throughout the year.
- Diversity and Inclusion Winner Leverages Diverse Workforce through Global Volume Planning
Ford’s vehicle volume forecasting (FPV – Financial Planning Volumes) process within Marketing Sales and Service (MS&S) historically involved each market/region using local processes and tools to forecast a 10-year volume projection. While a process for global consolidation was present, the use of different forecasting approaches and assumptions complicated the consolidated view. Additionally, during senior management reviews these varied methods did not portray a sense of unity.
- Diversity and Inclusion Winner: Ford Hispanic Network Strengthens External Partnerships
DEARBORN, Mich. - The Ford Hispanic Network (FHN) has been hard at work representing Ford values throughout the community. As a 2014 Global Diversity and Inclusion-award winner, FHN represents all aspects of Hispanic heritage, who together drive efforts to enhance employment, career development, cultural awareness, community service, external partnerships, professional development and retention of Hispanics in our work force.
- Jim Farley: Every person can make a difference in European transformation
Jim Farley, president, Ford of Europe, Middle East and Africa, talks Ford, family and fast cars in this special Go Further Webcast now showing on @Ford Online
- Spelman College Proposal wins $75,000 for ’The Living Kitchen‘ Project
When most people think of gardening, they think of an outdoor cultivated plot of land. But why not garden from the privacy of your own kitchen? The idea, dubbed “The Giving Kitchen,” earned students from Spelman College the top prize at Ford’s 2014 Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Community Challenge.
- Ford Interfaith Network (FIN) Muslim Group Hosts 14th Annual Dinner
The Ford Interfaith Network (FIN) Muslim Group held its 14th Annual Dinner at the Ford Motor Credit (FMCC) Cafeteria in Dearborn, Michigan. This year, the FIN Muslim Group partnered with Ford Motor Company Fund to help increase donations to their Fourth Annual Coats for Kids Drive. The FIN Muslim Group turned their annual dinner into a campaign that raised awareness of those in need.
- Ford Accelerated Action Day: Volunteers Deliver Food to the Hungry
More than 700 Ford employees are on the job in soup kitchens, food banks, shelters and care centers across the U.S., teaming up with nonprofit partners to assist the needy during this holiday season.
- Ford Executives Cycle 104 Miles in Ride to Cure Diabetes
Last month, thousands of cyclists pedaled their way through the streets of Tucson, Arizona at the 32nd el Tour de Tucson. The annual race raised money for various charities and consisted of four different distance events around the city that included 104, 75, 55 and 40 mile rides. Among the 9,000 riders were Ford Group Vice President and General Counsel David Leitch and Ford Vice President and Controller Stuart Rowley who were part of a six-person Ford team riding on behalf of JDRF.
- Diversity and Inclusion Winner: Matthew Loynes Raises Awareness of Men’s Health Issues
Over the last four years, Diversity and Inclusion winner Matthew Loynes has taken on the role of global Movember coordinator within Ford Motor Company, raising awareness of men’s health issues. Movember is an annual charity event committed to raising money and global awareness of men’s health issues and to fight against prostate cancer.
- Ford Romania Goes Further: Blood Donations Save Wife of Colleague
Ford Romania employees recently went further by donating blood for a colleague’s wife who needed a life-saving transfusion.
- Diversity and Inclusion Winner: Caspar Dirk Hohage Leverages a Diverse Work Force
As a sponsor and champion of the Henry Ford Scholarship Program, Casper Dirk Hohage, a Diversity and Inclusion award winner, encourages the recruitment of highly qualified female engineers in order to raise their number at Ford and enhance the brand image as a modern diverse employer. Hohage met with scholarship holders several times to give them insight into Ford and demonstrate Ford’s interest in hiring them when they graduate.
- Military Heroes Honored at Ford Veterans Day Celebration
The Ford Veterans Network Group (VET NG) honored military heroes from all branches of service during a Veterans Day celebration held at Ford Word Headquarters in Dearborn. Veterans Day, an American holiday that dates back to the 20th Century, recognizes the achievements, courage and sacrifices of all veterans of war, conflicts and active duty service.
- Buffalo Stamping Goes Further, Becomes Refuge During Historic Storm
The historic snowfall that hit Buffalo, New York, this week brought traffic to a standstill, stranded hundreds, and collapsed roofs. At the same time, it brought out the best in Ford employees caught in the middle of the swirling drifts.
- Ford Goes Further to Help Primary School Pupils in Hungary
Ford CEE Sales LLC, which supervises sales, customer service, training and marketing activities in over 30 markets from its Szentendre regional HQ in Hungary, has gone further to help primary school pupils with IT education.
- Diversity and Inclusion Winner: Ford Credit China Next-Generation Business Process and Technology Platform Team Fosters a One Ford Credit Environment
With locations and employees around the world, it can be quite a challenge for any global company to instill a feeling of collaboration. However, Ford Motor Company’s One Ford philosophy achieved just this, bringing together teams from around the world to deliver best-in-class platforms and processes.
- Detroit Young Professionals Honors Ford’s Shani Allison with Vanguard Award
Ford’s Shani Allison was among 15 professionals honored earlier this month by Detroit Young Professionals (DYP) for their distinguished professional leadership and community service. She influenced the growth, prosperity and quality of life in Metro-Detroit and demonstrates the ability to positively impact the region through community involvement. DYP presented Allison with the Vanguard Award that recognizes accomplishments of outstanding entrepreneurs and young professionals growing and excelling in their respective fields.
- Diversity and Inclusion Award Winner: Ford Taubaté HR Team Influences Change in the Community
Ford Motor Company founder Henry Ford said, “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.” His message reminds us of Ford’s commitment to playing an active role in the community and demonstrating the company’s key corporate values of caring and inclusion.