Ford Motor Company is taking a major step forward in environmental sustainability. The automotive giant recently announced a plan to measure and monitor the carbon footprint of its global suppliers. Ford also aims to reduce the environmental impact of its supply chain. Especially by working with its suppliers. All to identify opportunities to reduce their carbon emissions.

Most importantly, this initiative is part of Ford’s larger commitment to reducing carbon emissions. Moreover and achieving net-zero carbon by 2050. Ford’s goal is to use the data to inform its decisions about suppliers and to identify where in the supply chain emissions can be reduced. Ford hopes that this data will enable it to work with its suppliers to find ways to reduce emissions, creating a more sustainable and efficient supply chain.

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Ford’s Carbon Footprint Program

Ford’s Carbon Footprint Program for its suppliers is expanding to more countries, including China, India, Mexico, and Thailand. The program also aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by measuring and managing the carbon footprint of Ford’s suppliers.

In addition, the automaker has set a goal to decrease its carbon emissions by 30% per vehicle by 2025. With this program, Ford can also help its suppliers reduce their carbon footprint. More importantly and contribute to this goal. The program has also and already been successful in Europe. For now it is being implemented in other regions.

For now that Ford Motor Company, an industry leader in collecting and reporting greenhouse gas emissions, announced today it has more than tripled the size of its program to understand and measure suppliers’ carbon footprint.


Ford is surveying the energy use and carbon emissions of 128 global suppliers. For that’s accounting for nearly 60 percent of the company’s $65 billion in annual purchases. The new group is an expansion of last year’s survey population, which included 35 top suppliers. It includes companies that supply vehicle production parts and components, information technology and logistics services.

“Understanding the carbon footprint of our supply chain is a fundamental part of learning how to reduce the total environmental impact of our industry,” said Tony Brown, group vice president, Ford Global Purchasing. “By expanding our program to a cross-section of suppliers, we will significantly increase our understanding of suppliers’ ability to manage their carbon impacts and further inform the creation of a broad-based carbon management system.”

Source: Ford Motor Company

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