Greener Solutions Earns Ford a Climate A-List Rating by CDP

 

Ford’s actions have been rewarded as they earned a spot on CDP’s Climate ‘A-List’ for the first time this year. The CDP, a global environmental impact nonprofit, is known for its gold standard for corporate environmental transparency and scoring process. 34 other American companies also scored A-ratings by the CDP in addition to Ford for 2020.

 

“Our people, our customers and our investors expect us to constantly do more to address climate change,” said Bob Holycross, vice president, sustainability, environment and safety engineering. “For more than 20 years, Bill Ford, our executive chairman, has been driving us to act more boldly around climate change. We believe making great vehicles, protecting the planet and maintaining a strong business are dependent on each other and not mutually exclusive priorities.”

Ford made a commitment with the Paris Climate Accord to reduce their CO2 emissions, and by 2017, they had reduced their carbon dioxide emissions by 30 percent per vehicle produced. This was a goal Ford achieved eight years early. Further investing in greener methods, Ford has now challenged itself to a new goal- to power all its manufacturing plants globally with 100 percent renewable energy by 2035.

“Climate change is an undeniable business risk if unaddressed and we must transition to a low-carbon economy now to avoid the worst impacts,” said Bruno Sandra, president of CDP North America. “’A List’ companies know sustainability presents an exciting race to the top, an opportunity to innovate and rethink business as usual, proving that environmental responsibility simply makes good business sense.”

Ford is taking every success in renewable energy as fuel to keep pushing forward. Ford has invested $11.5 billion in all-electric vehicles with the Mach-E debuting first this spring and soon to be followed by an all-electric F-150. The Mach-E has already been successful in captivating Americans that the pre-order sold-out earlier this month. Ford also recently launched the largest EV charging network in North America.

Always thinking outside of the box to push innovation, Ford and McDonald’s also saw success with turning coffee bean chaff into car part materials.

Bruno Sarda, president of CDP North America said, “Congratulations to Ford for earning a spot on this year’s Climate ‘A List’ – the company is a model for true corporate sustainability leadership.

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