DEARBORN, Mich., June 6, 2019 – In 1999, Ford Motor Company became the first company in the industry to publish a Sustainability Report. Since then, Ford has spent the past two decades continuing to move toward a more sustainable world.
“We are committed to having a positive impact on the planet and the communities where we live and operate,” said Kim Pittel, vice president, sustainability, environment and safety engineering. “By working with our partners and suppliers to find solutions that protect the planet and make people’s lives better, we can make an even bigger impact and reach our goals together.”
Ford has come a long way from its first report, which initially focused on environmental issues. The company’s approach to sustainability is now much more broad and has celebrated continuous progress over the years.
Last year was a pivotal year for some of that progress. In 2018 alone, Ford:
To prepare for the next 20 years, Ford is building upon the aspirational goals of 2018 and committing to several new goals in the journey to become the world’s most trusted company, designing smart vehicles for a smart world.
Those aspirations, which will guide future sustainability targets and strategies, include:
While aspirational goals set Ford’s long-term sustainability strategy, the company has established specific sustainability targets in conjunction with the 20th anniversary Sustainability Report, to help achieve its vision for the future:
In addition to these aspirational goals and sustainability targets, Ford has officially launched SHE-MOVES (Strengthening Her: Mobilizing Ventures for Social Innovation), a grant program from Ford Motor Company and Ford Fund that supports community ventures benefitting women and children in India, South Africa and Nigeria and promotes access to mobility.
The company also selected three inaugural grantees:
Beyond the new goals and initiatives being announced in conjunction with the 20th annual Sustainability Report, the company also highlights in depth additional details from last year’s efforts and accomplishments around people, planet and product innovation. To read the full report, visit sustainability.ford.com.
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