July 22, 2013
- Ford, with two plants in Chennai, India, is first automaker to sign on to voluntary greenhouse gas reporting program for all industries established by India-based organizations
- Ford already voluntarily reports greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, China, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina
- Reporting CO 2 emissions is part of one facet of Ford's broad approach to cutting greenhouse gases, which includes reducing emissions at global facilities 30 percent per vehicle by 2025
Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is taking another major step toward helping stabilize carbon dioxide emissions globally, today becoming the first automaker to join a voluntary greenhouse gas reporting program recently established in
Participation in the
program builds on Ford's leadership in greenhouse gas reporting – the company already participates in similar programs in
the United States
Voluntary reporting provides overall transparency regarding the company's CO
emissions and underscores the importance of the issue to Ford, which has a goal of reducing CO
emissions at its global facilities, including two in
, by 30 percent per vehicle by 2025.
"Ford is pleased to be the first automaker to participate in the voluntary
greenhouse gas reporting program," said
, director of the company's environmental quality office. "We look forward to sharing our knowledge and helping to establish greenhouse gas reporting in
program is a joint effort between the World Resources Institute, The Energy and Resources Institute and the Confederation of Indian Industry. As the first automaker to participate in the program, Ford's role will be to assist in the establishment of credible and verifiable greenhouse gas inventories.
"Ford India is committed to bringing fuel-efficient and safe vehicles to
that our customers want and value. And we are growing our manufacturing capabilities in
in an environmentally responsible way as part of our
, president and managing director, Ford India. "Ford is proud to be the first automotive company to join the voluntary greenhouse gas reporting program in
, and this is a reflection of our ongoing commitment to sustainability of manufacturing operations globally."
Ford operates a manufacturing plant that produces the Ford Figo, Ford Fiesta, Ford Classic, Ford Endeavour and Ford EcoSport, and an engine plant that produces 17 variants of gasoline and diesel engines. A vehicle assembly and engine plant complex are under construction in Sanand, Gujarat.