Ford Motor Company continues to live up to its title as one of the greenest companies worldwide. The release of its 16th annual Sustainability Report highlights a number of impressive strides that Ford has made in making its facilities and manufacturing processes as environmentally friendly as possible. Having been named the #1 Global Green Brand by Interbrand last year, Ford has high expectations set before it. What is clear from Ford’s recent Sustainability Report is that no one and nothing sets higher expectations for Ford than Ford itself.
Highlights of the report include Ford’s Hermosillo Stamping and Assembly Plant achieving zero waste-to-landfill status. The Hermosillo plant is the final Ford facility in Mexico to become landfill-free, which collectively have redirected 1.5 million pounds of waste this year from going to landfills. Ford intends for their Mexico facilities to continue to hit this target each year moving forward, as well as reducing their global waste-to-landfill factor by 40 percent per vehicle by the end of 2016. Hermosillo is the latest Ford plant to join the ranks of 27 other facilities worldwide under the Ford banner to achieve this status.
Over the last 15 years, Ford has invested more than $300 million in reducing energy consumption and improving efficiency across the board, and in doing so it has reduced energy consumption per vehicle by a large margin. Ford’s goal is to have reduced its energy draw by 25 percent from 2011 levels by next year; a goal that the Blue Oval is well on its way to achieving. Additionally, Ford is using material from millions of discarded plastic bottles to produce REPREVE fiber for the interiors of a number of vehicles. Ford is the only automaker to use REPREVE fibers in its vehicles; the 2015 F-150 is the fifth vehicle worldwide to use this material. The new F-150 production line alone will repurpose more than 5 million bottles that would have otherwise ended up in a landfill.
Ford is committed to keeping our planet healthy and green, and Randall Reed’s Planet Ford in Humble, TX is proud to offer clean, efficient and sustainable vehicles from such a forward-thinking automaker as Ford Motor Company. Visit the link below to find out more about how Ford is planning to make the future a better place, one vehicle at a time.