Ford Earns Top Grade for Water Conservation

  • Ford Motor Company receives an “A” grade for its work to conserve
    water by CDP, the world’s only global environmental disclosure agency.
    CDP’s full report will be unveiled today as world leaders gather in
    Tokyo for a broad conversation about global water use
  • From 2000 to 2014, Ford reduced its water use by 62 percent – 10
    billion gallons – achieving its water reduction goal two years ahead
    of schedule
  • Ford is the only North American company to earn CDP’s highest honor
    for corporate water stewardship. More than 400 companies were
    considered for CDP recognition, with eight ultimately receiving

DEARBORN, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ford Motor Company received the top score for its work on global water
conservation from CDP, the world’s only environmental disclosure agency.

Ford is one of eight corporations to receive CDP’s highest honor for its
work on water issues, from among more than 400 global companies
considered. The full CDP report will be unveiled today as world leaders
gather in Tokyo to discuss global water challenges.

“The business case for action to improve water security has never been
stronger or more urgent,” said Cate Lamb, head of water at CDP. “For
this reason we congratulate Ford Motor Company for achieving a position
on CDP’s Water A List. Ford is responding to market demand for
environmental accountability and at the same time is making progress
toward the realization of sustainable economies.”

From 2000 to 2014, Ford cut its total global water use by 62 percent,
equaling more than 10 billion gallons. The automaker also attained the
achievement two years ahead of schedule.

“At Ford, we see water as far more than an environmental concern,” said
Andy Hobbs, Ford director, Environmental Quality Office. “Access to
clean, affordable drinking water is a basic human right. We have worked
diligently to set year-over-year goals to reduce our water use while
introducing innovative manufacturing technologies to help us achieve
these goals. We are pleased CDP is recognizing Ford as a sustainability
and water conservation leader.”

While water has historically been a relatively inexpensive resource, its
cost is expected to continue to rise. This forecast prompted Ford to
establish its Global Water Management Initiative in 2000 to help guide
its water conservation work.

The automaker also introduced several new technologies such as a 3-wet
paint process and minimum quantity lubrication. Both save hundreds of
thousands of gallons of water per year.

“Our efforts around water have evolved over the years,” said Hobbs. “We
have moved beyond merely reducing the water footprint at our facilities,
to working more holistically to address water concerns with our
suppliers and in the communities in which we work.

“We understand that as an industry leader with nearly 195,000 employees
worldwide, our work has a large-scale, positive impact, and so we are
thrilled to know we are heading in the right direction.”

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