In 2010 Ford Motor Company set a goal to reduce the company’s global carbon dioxide emissions from manufacturing by 30 percent per vehicle by the year 2025. The company has just announced that this goal has been met – eight years ahead of schedule.
Ford reduced its emissions footprint through energy conservation and efficiency changes at Ford’s manufacturing facilities, such as installing more than 100,000 LED light fixtures and updating paint operations. These changes along with others, resulted in global manufacturing CO2 emissions reduction of more than 3.4 million metric tons from 2010 to 2017 – equivalent to greenhouse gas emissions from more than 728,000 passenger vehicles driven for one year.
“We are proud of the work we have done to achieve this goal,” said Bruce Hettle, group vice president, manufacturing and labor affairs. “We’ve made several improvements to our manufacturing operations – from the lighting we use to plant consolidations – all of which played a role in dramatically reducing our CO2 footprint.”
With this goal met, Ford is now focusing attention on renewable energy and reducing vehicle emissions. The company is investing $11 billion to put 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicle models on the road by 2022.
Our Ford Dealership near Dallas, TX is proud to offer vehicles equipped with state of the art technology, produced with environmentally conscious methods. We are excited to learn more about Ford advancements in automotive technologies and happy to share this knowledge with our valued customers.