Ford is not only helping you reduce your own carbon footprint with its fleet of hybrid vehicles, such as the Ford Escape/Mercury Mariner Hybrid SUV or Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan Hybrid sedan, the company also taking a hard look how it can reduce the greenhouse gases it produces by 30 percent from the company’s 2006 model year baseline.
2010 Ford Escape Hybrid
Now, Ford is taking its commitment to green one step further by working with its 35 top global suppliers to gain a better understanding of their greenhouse gas emissions and trying to help them reduce their carbon footprint.
“Suppliers play an important role as we look to reduce our overall carbon footprint and drive more efficiency in an energy constrained world,” said Tony Brown, Ford group vice president, Global Purchasing. “This initiative builds on our leadership in collaborating with suppliers and gives them a way to participate in solving an issue that faces our entire industry.”
Suppliers participating in this initiative include those making car components such as seats, steering systems, and tires.
While many of the suppliers are already measuring and trying to shrink their carbon footprints, Ford aims to foster collaboration among its suppliers to share best practices and process improvements to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and meet any future government regulations.
Ford and its suppliers plan to share data and feedback with the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), two leading organizations in helping businesses, governments, and other organizations develop methods for measuring and reporting corporate greenhouse gas emissions.
For more about Ford’s initiatives to reduce its carbon footprint inside its walls and throughout its global supply chain, read the company’s “Blueprint for Sustainability”: http://ford.com/go/sustainability.
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