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- Ford continues to reduce environmental footprint by improving the efficiency of its global manufacturing operations.
2000, Ford has reduced its global operational energy usage by 30
percent overall, CO2 emissions by 39 percent, and water usage by more
than 43 percent.
- Ford improved energy efficiency in the U.S. by 4.5 percent, resulting in a savings of approximately $18 million.
or “green” power supplies about 3 percent of Ford’s global energy
needs. This includes the use of hydro-power, solar and wind power,
geothermal power, landfill gas and waste gases.
- Ford wins
the EPA’s Energy Star Partner of the Year Award for second consecutive
year and its Sustained Excellence Award this year.
April 21 – Earth Day (April 22) is a time to reflect on what society is
doing to address climate change and energy security, and a reminder
that preserving the earth is the responsibility of all who use it. As
part of Ford Motor Company’s commitment to do its part, the company is
dramatically improving the efficiency of its manufacturing operations
worldwide and increasing the use of renewable or “green” energy sources.
Since 2000, Ford has reduced its global operational energy use by 30
percent (3 percent improvement from a year ago), CO2 emissions from our
facilities by 39 percent (11 percent improvement from a year ago) and
water use by 43 percent (21 percent improvement from a year ago). Ford
improved energy efficiency in the U.S. by 4.5 percent, resulting in a
savings of about $18 million.
Globally, renewable or "green"
power supplies about 3 percent of Ford’s energy needs. Ford uses
hydro-power, solar and wind power, landfill gas and waste gases, and
other sources to supply some of its global energy needs.
“We continue to make great strides in reducing the environmental
footprint of our manufacturing operations worldwide by improving energy
efficiency and increasing the use of renewable resources worldwide,”
said Sue Cischke, group vice president, Sustainability, Environment and
These improvements can be attributed to
a number of sustainability initiatives the company has implemented.
Besides using more green or renewable energy, Ford is improving
efficiency through the replacement or upgrade of heating, ventilating
and cooling systems; improvements in lighting and vehicle painting
systems; and water reduction and recycling projects.
integrate sustainability goals into our manufacturing operations to
drive progress," Cischke said. “This effort is demonstrated by the
improvements we've made on energy usage and water reduction.”
Reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions from our manufacturing
operations is part of Ford’s broader approach to minimize the
environmental impact of its vehicles during their life cycle. However,
while climate change is one of the major challenges facing society,
there is no single solution for addressing it. On the vehicle side,
Ford has developed a near-, mid- and long-term strategy to reduce CO2
emissions and improve fuel efficiency.