Ford Earns Spot on CDP’s Climate A-List

 Ford was proud to recently discover that they were named to the CDP’s Climate ‘A List’ for the first time. The CDP is a global environmental impact nonprofit whose disclosure and scoring process is recognized as the gold standard for corporate environmental transparency. Ford made the A-list alongside 34 other American companies this year.

“Our people, our customers and our investors expect us to constantly do more to address climate change,” said Bob Holycross, vice president, sustainability, environment and safety engineering. “For more than 20 years, Bill Ford, our executive chairman, has been driving us to act more boldly around climate change. We believe making great vehicles, protecting the planet and maintaining a strong business are dependent on each other and not mutually exclusive priorities.”

In 2017, Ford announced it reduced carbon dioxide emissions from manufacturing operations by 30 percent per vehicle produced. This feat was one the company didn’t think they would accomplish for another 8 years yet. Feeling ambitious, Ford took this positive momentum and announced a new goal of powering all of its manufacturing plants globally with 100 percent renewable energy by 2035.

“Climate change is an undeniable business risk if unaddressed and we must transition to a low-carbon economy now to avoid the worst impacts,” said Bruno Sarda, president of CDP North America. “’A List’ companies know sustainability presents an exciting race to the top, an opportunity to innovate and rethink business as usual, proving that environmental responsibility simply makes good business sense.”

Ford continues its commitment to reduce carbon dioxide emissions with an $11.5 billion investment in electric vehicles. In order to sway Americans towards purchasing electric, Ford is beginning with making its most popular makes into an electric version. The Mustang Mach-E is the first rolling off the lineup with an electric Ford F-150 to follow. So far the Mach-E has been so well-received that pre-orders officially sold out earlier this month. 

Bruno Sarda, president of CDP North America said, “Congratulations to Ford for earning a spot on this year’s Climate ‘A List’ – the company is a model for true corporate sustainability leadership.

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