Ford Sets New Sustainability Goals After Meeting Previous Ones

For twenty years, Ford has been pushing to improve the sustainability of the company. As the first auto manufacturer to produce a Sustainability Report, Ford has always been one of the leaders for the industry.

“We are committed to having a positive impact on the planet and the communities where we live and operate,” said Kim Pittel, vice president of 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.”

Instead of solely focusing on the impact Ford has had on the environment, more recent reports have also covered the advances in company manufacturing and practices that can increase sustainability. 2018 was a landmark year for Ford in these fields. It met the company’s goal to reduce operational GHG emissions per vehicle nearly a decade early, conducted a formal United Nations human rights saliency assessment, and set more goals to further reduce water consumption for the manufacturing process.

Ford isn’t content to let these goals be met and stagnate. That’s why Ford has announced several new goals that focus on even more advanced sustainability and environmentally conscious practices. Some of these include promoting and providing mobility and accessibility for all, and using only recycled and renewable plastic resources for vehicle manufacturing.

Some more concrete promises include using 100% renewable energy for all manufacturing plants globally by 2035, and eliminating single-use plastics from operations by 2030.

These goals may seem lofty and pie in the sky, but the same was also said about the company’s previous goals. Keep an eye out for Ford’s continued progress towards a more sustainable future as more advances are made.

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