Ford Receives A Grade for Environmental Efforts

Ford Motor Company has once again received high praise for their water conservation and climate change efforts. The CDP awarded Ford an “A” grade for its water conservation, as well as a “A-” grade for its climate change efforts.

Ford is among 10 percent of companies participating in CDP’s water program to be awarded an “A” list rating, in recognition of its actions in the last reporting year to manage water in a sustainable way. Ford has set a goal to cut water use by nearly three-fourths by 2020 as it works toward zero drinkable water use for vehicle manufacturing as part of its recently updated water strategy.

“Water is a precious resource,” says Andy Hobbs, Ford director, Environmental Quality Office. “We recognize that every person has the right to accessible, clean and affordable drinking water, and we aspire to ultimately have zero drinking water withdrawal for our manufacturing processes, and are proud that CDP is recognizing our efforts to remain a global water conservation leader.”

Under the company’s Global Water Management Initiative, Ford has saved 10 billion gallons of water between 2000 and 2015. Ford plans to save an additional 30% between 2015-2020.

“We congratulate Ford Motor Company for achieving a position on CDP’s water ‘A’ list,” said Paul Dickinson, Executive Chair, CDP. “Climate change, industrialization and population growth are putting unprecedented pressure on water supplies, and Ford is stepping up for a water secure world, moving us towards a tipping point on environmental action.”

Ford recently pledged a commitment to the Business Alliance for Water and Climate’s “Improve Water Security” initiative, the very first automaker to do so. The annual sustainability report has traced the company’s method to handling the issues related to climate change, air quality and conservation.

“Every day, we work to do the right things for our customers, communities and the planet,” said Kim Pittel, group vice president, sustainability, environment and safety engineering. “Through our integrated sustainability approach, we’re embedding sustainability best practices throughout our company and our supply chain to help make people’s lives better.”

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