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Ford Honored For Its Leading Efforts At Sustainability

One of the goals that Ford is constantly trying to achieve is to better its efforts at eliminating or cutting its carbon footprint. Indeed, the automaker has just been honored for its efforts at sustainability.
Posted: January 23, 2023 - 12:01PM
Author: Marc Stern


Over the last couple of years, Ford hay made strides in its commitment to the environment and reducing issues like carbon footprinting and other sustainability issues. For example, the new plant it is building in Tennessee highlights the many steps the automaker is making in this area. For example, Ford has an aggressive factory-based program aimed at cutting its carbon emissions. The automaker is also a leader in electric vehicles, such as the Ford Mustang Mach-E and the Ford F-150 Lightning pickup.

Award Is A Measure Of Achievement

But how does Ford measure its achievements? Here’s one way: the automaker took top honors in a new sustainability award.

The Norfolk Southern Corp. recognized Ford as the top honoree at its inaugural Thoroughbred Sustainability Partner Award. The award honors partner companies that are leaders in the categories of Energy Efficiency, Innovation, and Environmental Stewardship. The Ford Motor Company took a top honor.

Ford was named a top sustainability leader in the Energy Efficiency category. This category honors corporate programs that achieve significant energy efficiency savings. Ford was recognized not only for its own corporate efforts but also for bringing sustainable innovation and energy-efficient technologies and practices to its supply chain and key partners.

“Ford’s environmental and social sustainability practices are a cornerstone of our corporate values but supporting our suppliers and partners also to act as responsibly as possible is what truly sets Ford apart,” said Mary Wroten, director of global sustainability and ESG, Ford Motor Company. “From our renewable energy commitments to our manufacturing efficiency, we’re working hard every day to be carbon neutral no later than 2050. We hope to help as many of our partners on this journey with us as we can.”

Details of the Norfolk Southern Corp.’s Thoroughbred Sustainability Partner Awards can be found here.

More information on Ford’s energy efficiency efforts, supplier sustainability initiatives, and broader environmental, social, and governance (ESG) commitments can be found in the company’s 2022 Integrated Sustainability and Financial Report.

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Marc Stern has been an automotive writer since 1971 when an otherwise normal news editor said, "You're our new car editor," and dumped about 27 pounds of auto stuff on my desk. I was in heaven as I have been a gearhead from my early days. As a teen, I spent the usual number of misspent hours hanging out at gas stations (a big thing in my youth) and working on cars. From there on, it was a straight line to my first column for the paper "You Auto Know," an enterprise I handled faithfully for 32 years. Not many people know that I also handled computer documentation for a good part of my earnings while writing YAN. My best writing, though, was always in cars. My work has appeared in Popular Mechanics, Mechanix Illustrated, AutoWeek, SuperStock, Trailer Life, Old Cars Weekly, Special Interest Autos, etc. You can follow me on: Twitter or Facebook.