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Ford Sustainability

Ford Motor Company was recently recognized for its commitment to sustainability, ranking number one on Interbrand’s 2014 list of the 50 Best Global Green Brands. The nominees for Best Global Green Brands are drawn from Interbrand’s annual Best Global Brands report, which ranks the world’s 100 most valuable brands. Brands on this list have a global presence and a demonstrated record of delivering value to their stakeholders.

According to Interbrand, Ford claimed the top spot for its forward-thinking approach over the last few years to environmentally responsible and sustainable manufacturing, greater transparency about its business operations, and for disclosure of information.

In 2012, Ford improved global energy efficiency by 6.4% against a 2011 year baseline. The company also reduced its overall facilities-related CO2 emissions by approximately 47%, or 4.65 million metric tons, from 2000 to 2012. During this same period, it also reduced facilities-related CO2 emissions per vehicle by 37%.

In 2013, Ford introduced a new plan to reduce waste sent to landfill by 40% on a per-vehicle basis between 2011 and 2016, globally. The company has already reduced global per-vehicle waste to landfill by 40% from 2007 to 2011. In 2012, Ford facilities globally sent approximately 50.6 metric tons of waste to landfill, a reduction of 17.4% from 2011.

Ford is reducing energy and water use in its U.S. plants, introducing a new process in plants that allows the company to save more than 280,000 gallons of water per year on a single production line—or enough to fill 5,600 average-sized bathtubs.

More than 90 percent of Ford’s vehicles now offer EcoBoost® engines, which use turbocharging and direct injection to deliver up to 20% better fuel economy without sacrificing performance; 2 million EcoBoost® engines have been built.

For more information on Ford’s sustainable efforts, or to learn more about Ford’s green technology, Visit Chapman Ford in Scottsdale.