- Environmental Quality Office Announces 2013 APA Environmental Leadership Awards
SHANGHAI, China — Protecting the environment is a significant focus for Ford Motor Company. So at the Environmental Quality Office’s (EQO) regional environmental compliance workshop in Shanghai last month, each plant in the region was given the opportunity to showcase their environmental success stories.
- Ford, WWF, Leading Consumer Brands Unite to Encourage Development of Bioplastics
DEARBORN - Ford, with World Wildlife Fund, The Coca-Cola Company, Danone, H.J. Heinz Company, Nestle, Nike, Procter & Gamble and Unilever are launching the Bioplastic Feedstock Alliance. The BFA’s only automaker, Ford will work alongside other member brands to drive environmentally responsible, socially beneficial and economically viable production of bioplastic feedstocks.
- Driving Innovation: The Coca-Cola Company and Ford Unveil Ford Fusion Energi with PlantBottle Technology Interior
ATLANTA and DEARBORN – The Coca-Cola Company and Ford Motor Company are fueling more sustainable design by collaborating on a first-ever interior fabric made from the same renewable material used to produce Coca-Cola’s PlantBottle Technology™ packaging.
- Ford Embracing Analytics and Big Data to Inform Eco-Conscious Decisions, Stay Green
DEARBORN - Not too far from where factory workers assemble Ford cars and trucks, analytics experts in the company’s Research and Innovation Center are building something entirely different but equally important: complex mathematical models to help Ford sharpen its competitive edge while limiting its environmental impact.
- Cars, Clothes Both Stylish and Sustainable
VANCOUVER, Canada - You may wonder what the connection is between fashion and automotive. The two have more in common than one might think, including a common goal to bring sustainable fabrics to everyday lives and create opportunities to be more sustainable.
- Ford's Living Roof
DEARBORN - Ten years post-installation, North America’s largest living roof – about the size of eight football fields – continues to flourish atop Dearborn Truck Plant’s final assembly building, part of the Ford Rouge Center.
- Ford Reduces Water and Oil Use in Plants Globally with Expansion of Near-Dry Machining Technology
DEARBORN - As part of its commitment to sustainability, Ford Motor Company has added its dry machining capability to six plants globally – a number that will nearly double in the next few years.
- Ford Engineer Says Sustainability is the Future of Auto Business
OAKVILLE - Cars, gadgets and exciting technology are a winning combination for any student of engineering. Students in the University of Manitoba’s Automotive Engineering program got the chance to hear about exactly that from Gil Portalatin, Ford Motor Company’s chief program engineer, when he came present on Ford’s sustainability and electrification strategy at the university on Oct. 2, 2013.
- Built Ford Green: Sustainable Materials Make America’s Best-Selling Truck Environmentally Friendly and Tough
DEARBORN - Ford is proving that pickups can be green and tough by adding rice hulls to the list of sustainable materials used to build F-150 – America’s best-selling truck.
- Ford Cuts CO2 Emissions 37 Percent Per Vehicle; New Report Highlights Another 30 Percent Reduction by 2025
DEARBORN – Ford Motor Company cut CO2 emissions at its global facilities by 37 percent per vehicle between 2000 and 2012 and plans for a 30 percent reduction from 2010 to 2025 by addressing everything from new products and technologies to manufacturing processes.
- Serious Sustainability: Fusion Takes Ford’s Use of Recycled Material in Fabric Global, Furthers Industry-Changing Efforts
DEARBORN – Ford Fusion is the first global vehicle program from any automaker to use seat fabric made from recycled material, with the potential to recycle enough plastic bottles and post-industrial waste to make 1.5 million yards of fabric annually. That’s equivalent to between 800,000 and 900,000 yards in North America when Fusion is in full production.
- Ford India’s Green Practices Go Beyond Making a Better World
CHENNAI, India —Ford India’s green and sustainable manufacturing practices seem to be resulting in more than just a better world. Recognizing the efforts by Ford India to install solar water heaters at its canteen, the Tamil Nadu Energy Development Authority (TEDA) recently handed over a cheque for Rs 13.61 lakh (approximately US$25,680) to the company as a government subsidy.
- Ford Brazil Receives Award for Customer Service Quality
SÃO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, Brazil - Ford Brazil won the Top Consumer Award for Excellence in Customer Relations and Respect for the Environment for its quality in customer service and sustainability practices. This is the seventh consecutive year that Ford has won the award, sponsored by Consumidor Teste magazine and the National Institute for Consumer and Citizen Education (INEC). Ford has won more than 20 awards in this area in recent years.
- Ford is ‘Top Riser’ in Best Global Green Brands Report
DEARBORN - Ford Motor Company is a “Top Riser” in Interbrand’s 2nd Annual Best Global Green Brands Report, which identifies the gap between customer perception and a brand’s performance relative to sustainability.
- Pulp Function: Ford and Weyerhaeuser Collaborate to Develop Automotive Applications Using Natural Fiber Materials
DEARBORN – Cellulose joins the growing list of sustainable materials originating from unlikely sources that could soon be used in Ford vehicle components and help further reduce the automaker’s reliance on traditional content such as fiberglass and petroleum.
- Dearborn Site Becomes First Ford Office Building to Receive Sustainability Recognition
DEARBORN - Earlier this week, regional members of the U.S. Green Business Council (USGBC), Dearborn officials and industry professionals toured Ford’s Corporate Crossings building as part of the Green Seeds program.
- Ford “Green Date” Tells Compelling Sustainability Story
CHONGQING, China — For Ford, being “green” is by no means an empty corporate promise—it’s a material issue that impacts our long-term business. As an automaker in a resource-constrained world, addressing tomorrow’s societal and environmental challenges is critical to sustaining the company’s long term success.
- Q&A with Robert Brown on Ford’s Sustainability Report
DEARBORN - Ford has issued its 13th annual Sustainability Report – a comprehensive showcase of Ford’s efforts to tackle a myriad of sustainability challenges of a rapidly changing world. Robert Brown, vice president, Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering recently spoke with @Ford Online to discuss the report.
- Ford Cuts Energy Use 22 Percent Since 2006; New Report Calls for an Additional 25 Percent Drop by 2016
DEARBORN – Ford has cut the amount of energy used to make each vehicle 22 percent in the last six years with plans to reduce another 25 percent by 2016, the company says in a new report.
- Cherry Hill Farm Receives Agricultural Honors, Attesting Ford’s Commitment to Sustainability
DEARBORN - Ford Motor Company has always taken pride in its approach to sustainability. In fact, it was Henry Ford himself who emphasized the overall importance of agriculture.
- Ford, Coca-Cola, Heinz, Nike and Procter & Gamble Demonstrate Their Strong Commitment to Sustainable Innovation
ATLANTA, Ga. – The Coca-Cola Company, Ford Motor Company, H.J. Heinz Company, NIKE, Inc. and Procter & Gamble today announced the formation of the Plant PET Technology Collaborative (PTC), a strategic working group focused on accelerating the development and use of 100% plant-based PET materials and fiber in their products. PET, also known as polyethylene terephthalate, is a durable, lightweight plastic that is used by all member companies in a variety of products and materials including plastic bottles, apparel, footwear and automotive fabric and carpet.
- By the Sustainable Numbers: A Look at the 2013 Ford Fusion
DEARBORN – When Ford’s all-new Fusion hits America’s highways this fall, it will carry some unexpected materials beneath its aerodynamically fuel-efficient body.
- Ford Launches Documentary Series, Education Push & Electric Car to Help Customers Make Greener Shift
NEW YORK – Ford is “charging” into Earth Day by launching new initiatives that encourage people to take a more sustainable approach in life year-round with a national electrified vehicle education program, multi-city tour, and the debut of a 10-film, short documentary series with SHFT.com, an award-winning sustainability lifestyle platform.
- Higher Oil Costs Could Speed Up the Use of New ‘Green’ Materials Such as Old U.S. Paper Money in Future Fords
DEARBORN – Rising oil prices have Ford upping the ante in its push to reduce petroleum dependence and use more sustainable materials – including retired U.S. paper currency – to make parts.
- Ford Uses Kenaf Plant Inside Doors in the All-New Escape, Saving Weight and Energy
DEARBORN – Drivers of the all-new Ford Escape may be surprised to find out there is a plant inside the door.
- Ford and SHFT.com Encourage Sustainability with New Documentary Series
PARK CITY, Utah – Ford Motor Company reveals new details about its exclusive collaboration with SHFT.com, announcing an inspiring documentary series featuring innovative leaders who are shaping sustainable businesses and influencing positive change around the world. The first set of films – directed by Gilly Barnes and executive-produced by Adrian Grenier and Peter Glatzer, SHFT cofounders – are scheduled for release in spring 2012.
- Ford Targets 30 Percent Water Reduction Per Vehicle
DEARBORN – Ford enters 2012 with plans to further reduce the amount of water used to make vehicles and continue showing efficiency is not only inherent in its vehicle lineup, but also in its manufacturing practices.
- Ford Environment and Safety Chief Sue Cischke to Retire After 35-Year Career; Robert Brown Named Her Successor
DEARBORN – Ford Motor Company today announced that Sue Cischke, group vice president, Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering, has elected to retire effective Feb. 1, 2012, after 35 years of service in the automotive industry.
- Ford Serves Up Sustainable and Healthy Menus - Bon Appétit!
DEARBORN - Monday, Oct. 24 is National Food Day, a celebration that unites communities all over America around healthy, affordable and sustainable food options and education. As part of this effort, Ford Motor Company is sharing a series of sustainable lunch menus that can be easily replicated by families anywhere. The ingredients used in these menus showcase many of the sustainable materials Ford is using to displace petroleum usage in its cars and trucks. So whether it's seats made from soy beans or bins made from wheat straw, Ford wants to share sustainable and healthy menus inspired by the company's eco-friendly materials strategy.
- Kettering University Meets Sustainability Challenge, Awarded Ford Fund Grant
FLINT, Mich. - For the second year in a row, Kettering University has won a $50,000 Ford College Community Challenge (Ford C3) grant to help Flint’s Harvesting Earth Educational Farm.