Ford Motor Company claims to reduce CO2 emissions in the production facility by 37 percent per vehicle between 2000 and 2012 and still plan to do another reduction of 30 percent from 2010 to 2025 to tackle all aspects of new products and technologies to the production process.
Ford’s efforts to reduce CO2 emissions set out in the annual Ford Sustainability Report 14th and more important thing is part of the company’s overall mission to facilitate the reduction of CO2 emissions on an ongoing basis.
Total CO2 emissions in the factory Ford has dropped by 4.65 million metric tons, or 47 per cent since 2000. Ford also meet its commitments to reduce emissions in the U.S. production facility by 10 percent per vehicle produced between 2002 and 2012, as part of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers.
And tailpipe emissions per vehicle has dropped 16 percent since 2007, along with the availability of new vehicles such as the Ford C-MAX Energy plug-in hybrid. Ford even claims to have a larger plan to reduce CO2.
“For over 30 years I have worked in this company, I have seen a true transformation as Ford who has been integrating environmental conservation into the business plan, products, operations and relationships with stakeholders,” said Robert Brown, Vice President, Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering.
“The use of water and energy, waste sent to landfill, Ford’s role in reducing the amount of greenhouse gases such as CO2 in our atmosphere – these are just a few of the top priorities related to environmental protection are considered in every decision.”
Ford Chief Financial Officer Bob Shanks also said environmental issues are embedded in the company’s business plan, and consistent with the goal to produce great products, a strong business and a better world.
“We are much more proactive in understanding the importance of environmental conservation in its broadest sense – not only in relation to our products, but also in the quality of financial results that we get from them,” said Shanks.
Ford issued its first voluntary environmental reporting in 1999 as a way to summarize and report the company’s initiatives related social issues, the economy and the environment.
As well as the processes and outcomes related to environmental preservation Ford, this report has been developed – ranging from printed booklet similar to the annual report, until the report is very detailed and comprehensive at this time.
Ford has developed products and technology along with the process at the facility and plans to meet its own targets as well as doing its part to help keep the CO2 levels in the Earth’s atmosphere at or below 450 parts per million – goals that are considered by many scientists, companies and government agencies must be met to avoid the most serious effects of climate change.
Ford also reduce waste sent to landfill by 19 percent per vehicle between 2011 and 2012, part of a plan to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill by 40 percent per vehicle by 2016 (starting from 2011) and reduce global water use by 1 , 95 million cubic meters from 2011 to 2012. Based on the estimated cost of the regional water, it saves costs by more than $ 3 million
This was achieved by reducing the global use of water per vehicle produced to 4.3 cubic meters (one cubic meter equal to 264 gallons) in 2012 – down from 4.7 cubic meters in 2011 and 5.1 cubic meters in 2010 . The company also targets a 2 percent decline in 2013 and continues to strive to reduce water consumption by 30 percent per vehicle by 2015 (starting from 2009).
Set a five year goal to improve the operational energy use per vehicle by 25 percent globally by the end of 2016 (starting from 2011). The result of global energy efficiency increased by 6.4 per cent against the base year 2011 are normalized for weather and production levels.