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Annual Sustainability Report: Ford Expands Climate Change Goals, Sets Target To Become Carbon Neutral By 2050

Annual Sustainability Report: Ford Expands Climate Change Goals, Sets Target To Become Carbon Neutral By 2050

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- Ford is the only full line U.S. automaker committed to doing its part to minimize CARBON DIOXIDE discharges according to the Paris Climate Agreement

- To attain its objective, Ford will certainly concentrate on 3 locations that represent concerning 95 percent of its CO2 exhausts-- car use, supply base as well as company's facilities

- To date, Ford is investing greater than $11.5 billion in electric vehicles via 2022, including forthcoming zero-emission Mustang Mach-E, Transit Commercial as well as completely electric F-150

- Company on track to power all its manufacturing plants with 100 percent in your area sourced renewable energy by 2035

Ford Motor Company plans to attain carbon neutrality globally by 2050, while setting acting targets to a lot more urgently attend to climate change challenges.

The company announced that ambition as it issued its 21st annual Sustainability Record. Ford is the just full line U.S. automaker dedicated to doing its component to minimize CARBON DIOXIDE discharges according to the Paris Climate Agreement.

Carbon neutrality refers to accomplishing zero carbon emissions by stabilizing such exhausts with carbon elimination. To attain its goal, Ford will certainly focus initially on 3 areas that make up approximately 95 percent of its CO2 emissions-- vehicle use, its supply base and also the company's facilities.

Ford said it is setting the 2050 goal fully familiar with challenges, consisting of customer acceptance, government regulations, economic conditions and the availability of renewable, carbon-neutral electricity as well as renewable fuels.

" We can develop and make great vehicles, sustain as well as expand a solid business and also protect our earth at the same time-- actually, those suitables complement each other," said Bob Holycross, vice president, chief sustainability, environment and also safety officer. "We don't have all the answers yet but are figured out to collaborate with every one of our global and also local partners and stakeholders to arrive."

Ford also is working to create goals accepted as well as specified by the Science Based Targets campaign for its Scope 1, Scope 2 and also Scope 3 emissions. Extent 1 covers direct exhausts from company-owned or -controlled sources, while Scope 2 addresses indirect exhausts from generation of bought electricity, steam, heating and also cooling down consumed by Ford. Range 3 emissions talk to in-use emissions from vehicles that Ford sells as well as emissions from its supply base, among others.

The 2050 commitment stands for Ford continuing to ratchet up a lot more eco-friendly performance for its items as well as operations. In 2019, the company expanded its climate approach to find much more reliable ways to integrate the wants as well as requires of people and its business, in addition to the possibilities of technology, by applying human-centered, design-thinking. A cross-functional Ford team from all over the world-- consisting of the UNITED STATE, Europe and China-- developed the company's carbon-neutral approach after assessing information on the environment, customers, technology, legislation, energy, competitive approaches, life-cycle assessments and also various other trends.

Meeting the challenge of climate change is a key duty and a tactical priority for Ford. This consists of assisting limit the global temperature increase in maintaining with the Paris Agreement.

Mindy Lubber, CEO and president of the sustainability nonprofit organization Ceres, hailed Ford's long-term goal and also encouraged other companies to do the same.

" We congratulate Ford on its commitment to be carbon neutral by 2050," she stated. "Ford recognizes the to attend to climate change, and we urge every business to act and also devote to science-based targets within their global ventures."

Ford is investing more than $11.5 billion in electrical cars through 2022, introducing zero-emission versions of some of its most popular nameplates get on the way, consisting of the Mustang Mach-E, which starts showing up in dealers this year, along with a Transit Commercial EV and totally electric F-150 coming within 24 months.

The business formerly introduced its plan to make use of 100-percent in your area sourced renewable resource for all its factory around the world by 2035. That means energy would come only from resources that normally replenish-- such as hydropower, geothermal, wind or solar.

Added Report Emphasizes

In addition to the company's carbon neutrality goal and progress, the sustainability record highlights the firm's sustainability job across the company and also around the world, consisting of:

COVID-19: Maintaining People Safe

The health and safety of employees remains among Ford's highest priorities, and the COVID-19 pandemic challenged the company in many ways. Ford moved quickly to shut production sites, used technology to enable a lot of employees to work from another location and implemented programs to sustain the physical, mental and emotional health of its team.

The company additionally used its design expertise, manufacturing capacity as well as vehicle components to assist produce ventilators, respirators as well as personal protective equipment. Its return-to-work playbook for China, Europe and the U.S., with changed safety requirements as well as restructured roles, is being included various other regions as well.

Electrification

Ford significantly increased its plan for electric vehicles during 2019. The company unveiled the Mustang Mach-E, an all-electric Mustang SUV that will certainly be available starting later on this year and also targeted EPA-estimated series of 300 miles on a solitary charge,1 according to U.S. Epa approximates and also as much as 600 kilometers under Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) regulations.

As part of the Mustang Mach-E reveal, Ford announced North America's largest public charging network, the FordPass Charging Network, with greater than 13,500 charging stations and practically 40,000 individual charge plugs2. These announcements are paving the way for a future all-electric F-150 as well as all-electric Transit, reinforcing Ford's commitment to electrifying its most popular nameplates, amplifying the attributes that customers desire, such as performance, capability and also convenience.

Circular Economy

Deriving value from waste material, or "upcycling," has actually been a strong emphasis for Ford for greater than a years. Supporting the circular economy was front and also center when the company revealed a collaboration with McDonald's USA in 2019 to transform coffee chaff, a waste byproduct from McDonald's coffee production, into vehicle parts. The sustainable innovation will not only reduce use petroleum to make such components but lower the weight of those component by 20 percent as well as require as much as 25 percent much less energy throughout the molding process.

Ford research teams have actually been redirecting waste streams right into biomaterials for vehicle components for several years. Starting in 2007, Ford introduced soy foam as an alternative to petroleum-based seat foam in the Mustang. Since then, the firm has actually expanded application of soy foam to each of its line of product in The United States and Canada-- greater than 25 million vehicles, to date-- preventing thousands of countless pounds of co2 from entering the environment.

Ford's approach to the circular economy is not restricted to simply parts inside the vehicle. While building the F-Series, the company makes use of a shut loophole recycling system to recover up to 20 million pounds of high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy monthly, sufficient to construct either 51 commercial jetliners or more than 37,000 F-Series truck bodies each month.

Diversity as well as Inclusion

In maintaining with Ford's commitment to diversity as well as inclusion, the company in February 2020 signed the United Nations Women's Empowerment Principles, made a leadership area in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the 2nd straight year, and also obtained an ideal rating of 100 in the 2019 Disability Equality Index ®.

The company's Sustainability Report also deals with the concern of social injustice-- the weight of which drops disproportionately falls on the African American community as well as a matter on which society as well as corporations can no longer remain silent. Ford has seen this disparity amongst its team members affected by COVID-19 and in the legacy of economic disparities in its very own home city of Detroit. There are no easy fixes to longstanding systemic issues. Nonetheless, Ford is committed to listening, learning as well as being a leader in co-creating services that better the company as well as society.

For more information regarding Ford's sustainability leadership, progress and also commitments, visit sustainability.ford.com.

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