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Ford Cuts CO2 Emissions 37 Percent Per Vehicle; New Report Highlights Another 30 Percent Reduction By 2025

DEARBORN, Mich., June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
  • Ford releases 14 th annual Sustainability Report highlighting all things sustainable, including a 37 percent per vehicle drop in CO 2 emission levels at global facilities between 2000 and 2012; a 30 percent reduction is planned between 2010 and 2025
  • Ford's sustainability efforts strengthened by strong product line, including giving customers six electrified vehicle choices: Fusion Hybrid, C-MAX Hybrid and Lincoln MKZ Hybrid; Fusion Energi and C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrids; and Focus Electric
  • Other report highlights include continued progress in social issues such as training 325 suppliers in sustainability management in 2012 as part of Ford's Code of Human Rights, Basic Working Conditions and Corporate Responsibility

Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) cut CO 2 emissions at its global facilities by 37 percent per vehicle between 2000 and 2012 and plans for a 30 percent reduction from 2010 to 2025 by addressing everything from new products and technologies to manufacturing processes.

Ford's work to reduce CO 2 emissions is outlined in Ford's 14 th annual Sustainability Report issued today and more importantly, part of the company's overall mission to facilitate continued reduction of CO 2 emissions.

Already, total CO 2 emissions at Ford's global facilities have dropped by 4.65 million metric tons, or 47 percent since 2000. Ford also delivered on its commitment to reduce U.S. facility emissions by 10 percent per vehicle produced between 2002 and 2012, as part of an Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers program. And vehicle tailpipe emissions on a per vehicle basis have dropped 16 percent since 2007 as new vehicles such as Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid have become available.

And Ford has even bigger plans to reduce CO 2 – one of several priorities outlined in its "Blueprint for Sustainability: Our Journey Continues." Other subjects in the voluntary report range from reduced water use and energy consumption to cutting the amount of waste-to-landfill at Ford facilities around the world.

"In the more than 30 years I have been with the company, I have seen genuine transformation as Ford has integrated sustainability into its business plan, products, operations and relationships with stakeholders," says Robert Brown, vice president, sustainability, environment and safety engineering. "Water and energy use, waste-to-landfill, Ford's role in reducing the amount of greenhouse gases like CO 2 in our atmosphere – these are just a few of the top sustainability-related priorities considered in every decision."

Ford Chief Financial Officer Bob Shanks said sustainability issues are embedded in the company's business plan, and are consistent with its aim to deliver great products, a strong business and a better world.

"We are much more proactive in understanding the importance of sustainability in the broadest sense – not only in relation to our products, but also in the quality of the financial results that we derive from them," said Shanks, whose perspective is featured in this year's report.

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