Ford Cut CO2 Emissions 37% Per Vehicle, 47% In Total Since 2000

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Ford probably isn’t the first company that comes to mind when you think “green.” however, it has become quite the green leader, as some of the numbers below will show.

ford earth day every dayJust two days ago I was praising Ford for its plugin electric vehicle (PEV) options and its PEV sales. Well, those clean vehicles aren’t the only things that are cleaner around Ford headquarters and factories these days. The company notes that it cut the CO2 emissions coming from its facilities by 37% per vehicle from 2000 to 2012. Between 2010 and 2025, it is planning a 30% reduction in emissions.

It’s not at the level of Google or IKEA, but it’s nice to see that considerable progress is being made even without a US price on carbon.


“Ford’s work to reduce CO2 emissions is outlined in Ford’s 14th annual Sustainability Report issued today,” the company noted in a news release put out today.

“Already, total CO2 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.”

It’s good to see such a large company is taking going green seriously… even if its products are leading contributors to global warming and other types of pollution (I guess it wouldn’t be fair to expect Ford to commit business suicide).

I guess this is why Ford has shot up to #2 greenest brand on the 2013 Best Global Brands Report.

For more details about Ford’s green focus and achievements, check out the full Ford news release or the “Green” section of its website.

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