Ford Motor Company published its 13th annual sustainability report today. The 2011/12 report, entitled Blueprint for Sustainability: Accelerating Ahead, includes environmental highlights from the past year as well as the Detroit-based automaker’s plans for the future.


Ford’s first sustainability report was issued in 1999, well before the public demand for public CSR data was so strong. The blueprint isn’t just a multi-page document listing the company’s achievements, instead the company has gathered so much data that it has created an entire website dedicated to the report: Sustainability 2011/12.


“Our sustainability report is far from a bunch of tables and charts,” said John Viera, global director, Sustainability and Vehicle Environmental Matters. “Anyone who spends any amount of time with it will truly get a sense of just how committed Ford is to supporting positive change and reducing the environmental impact of its products and facilities.”


Highlights from the report include:


  • Ford reduced its energy use by 22 percent since 2006
  • Reduced CO2 emissions by 8 percent per vehicle in 2011 when compared to 2010 figures
  • Implemented new ways to convert waste to energy including the conversion of 163 tons of waste paint into enough electricity to power 55 residences for a year
  • Expanding the use of post-industrial and post-consumer recycled content in car interiors

Looking forward, Ford has pledged to create 12,000 new hourly jobs in the United States in the next three years, reduce the water needed to make a vehicle by 30 percent globally by 2015 and reduce energy use by an additional 25 percent by 2016.


Browse the Ford Sustainability website or download the 8-page report summary (PDF) to learn more about Ford’s environmental achievements.

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