Ford Motor Company publishes its eighth sustainability report28/06/2007
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For a more sustainable future, Ford Motor Company's eighth sustainability report, is now available at http://www.ford.com/go/sustainability.
In an introductory letter to the company's printed report, executive chairman and CEO Bill Ford and Alan Mulally discuss Ford's integrated strategy, technological innovation, and external dialogue and partnerships. There is also information on Ford's material sustainability issues, including climate change, human rights, mobility, vehicle safety and sustaining Ford, together with a five-year data summary. The full Web report provides additional discussion and data on Ford's performance according to its Business Principles, with perspectives from Ford employees and external specialists.
Among the highlights:
- an estimate of the greenhouse gas emissions of Ford in a section on climate change - the company recently announced that it would join the United States Climate Action Partnership
- details of Ford's industry-leading human rights initiatives
- a 22 per cent improvement in the energy efficiency of Ford's North American facilities, which has led to Ford being recognized by the US Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy as an 'Energy Star Partner of the Year' for the second year in a row.
- global energy use cut by 27 per cent and water use by more than 25 per cent since 2000
- discussion of how Ford is handling workforce reductions and facility closures responsibly.
In addition, a new position of senior vice president, sustainability, environment and safety engineering has been created, with responsibility for setting strategy, establishing goals and integrating sustainability across Ford. This effort will be led by Sue Cischke
Ford welcomes your feedback on this report and hard copies may be ordered via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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