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Ford Motor Company produces sustainability report

15/06/2010

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Ford Motor Company has published its 11th annual non-financial report, entitled Blueprint for Sustainability - The Future at Work, at http://www.fordmotorcompany.com/go/sustainability

Despite the continued economic slump of 2009, which included the bankruptcies of two domestic competitors, Ford reports that it has remained 'deeply committed' to it sustainability strategy, to making positive contributions to society, and to reducing the environmental impact of its products while improving the company's economic viability.

The sustainability report provides updates on the key material issues of climate change, mobility, vehicle safety, human rights and sustaining Ford, and focuses on the mid-2009 to early 2010 timeframe. During that time, Ford:

  reduced carbon dioxide emissions from its 2009 model year US and European new vehicles by 12 per cent and 6.7 per cent respectively, compared to the 2006 model year
  expanded the global use of its EcoBoost engines, which deliver up to 20 per cent better fuel economy compared to larger-displacement engines.
  announced the launch of the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, its fifth hybrid offering, which is expected to be the most fuel-efficient luxury sedan available in North America.
  committed to introduce five new electrified vehicles in Europe by 2013, including battery electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid electric vehicles that will also be introduced in North America by 2012.
  was ranked first for its human rights efforts by Corporate Responsibility Officer magazine, among their list of 100 Best Corporate Citizens.

Ford's web-based report is aligned with the Global Reporting Initiative's G3 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, at a self-declared application level of A. The full report and an eight-page downloadable summary are available at: http://www.fordmotorcompany.com/go/sustainability

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