Any colour as long as it's green: Ford's sustainability report

By Colin Ricketts - 15 Jun 2011 13:56:0 GMT
Any colour as long as it's green: Ford's sustainability report

The Ford Motor Company says it is improving the sustainability of its vehicles in its 12th annual report on environmental measurements on its products.

The report says that the company has improved the fuel economy of the vehicles it makes, reducing their impact on the environment and also improving the sustainability of the manufacturing process.

The company says it has reduced emissions from its global operations by 5.6 percent on a per-vehicle basis, compared to 2009 and has set a target to hit a 30 percent reduction by 2025. For the first time, the company has assessed its use of water and plans to reduce its water use by 5 percent this year.

"The Blueprint for Sustainability encompasses a wide range of efforts at Ford to provide sustainable transportation around the world," said Sue Cischke, Ford group vice president, Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering. "Ford is committed to reducing the environmental impact of its products and facilities, supporting positive social change and ensuring economic viability for long-term growth."

The company will this year start to sell its first all-electric vehicle in 19 pilot U.S. markets and a new range of hybrids will go on sale next year, with Europe seeing them in 2013.

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