Ford sets global target to be carbon neutral by 2050
Ford has outlined new plans to become carbon neutral across its global operations by 2050.
The Blue Oval revealed that it is already on track to achieve its goal of having all manufacturing plants powered by completely locally sourced renewable energy.
In European operations, this goal has already been achieved at its facilities in the UK, Cologne in Germany and Craiova in Romania.
Ford is aiming to remove the same amount of carbon that it products in order to reach its carbon-neutral status. To do so, it is focusing on three key areas - vehicle use, supply base and its facilities - which account for 95 per cent of its CO2 emissions
Bob Holycross, vice president, chief sustainability, environment and safety officer, said: “We can develop and make great vehicles, sustain and grow a strong business and protect our planet at the same time – in fact, those ideals complement each other.
“We don’t have all the answers yet but are determined to work with all of our global and local partners and stakeholders to get there.”
Ford says ‘meeting the challenge of climate change is a key responsibility and a strategic priority’ for the company and this new commitment was developed through team members working in the US, Europe and China.