Environmental Nonprofit Gives Ford An 'A' Grade


Ford has been pushing for a more environmentally stable company model, and the CDP has recognized these efforts and results with an A grade in relation to its water security efforts. The CDP is a global nonprofit that evaluates companies’ environmental impacts and provides ways to manage and improve their methods.


For the third year in a row, Ford has been awarded an A- rating, making it the fourth year that Ford has received an A grade for its water management programs. As the only automaker in the world to be awarded this grade, Ford stands with fewer than 30 companies worldwide that have received this recognition. Since 2000, Ford has made a conscious effort to improve its operational water practices by reducing water use by three-fourths within 20 years. As of right now, Ford has lowered its water use by 62.5 percent already, putting it in line with meeting this goal.

Kim Pittel, vice president of sustainability, environment and safety engineering at Ford said that, “Access to clean water is a fundamental human right.” This attitude is reflected in Ford’s policies and continued efforts to improve the efficient use of water in its manufacturing centers. She also stated that, “We know we play an integral role in establishing best practices to help protect the environment – both for Ford and our supply chain. Through our integrated approach to sustainability, our goal is to improve the lives of not only our customers, but communities around the world.”


Ford is always looking for ways to improve its sustainability and reduce its environmental impact. For more information about how Ford does this, please visit sustainability.ford.com.
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