Ford Aims To Be Carbon Neutral By 2050

Thu 9th Jul 2020

Ford Motor Group has announced that it intends to be completely carbon neutral across the globe by 2050 as the company looks to build on its existing green initiatives.

Green electric energy already powers many of Ford’s facilities across Europe with the UK, Romania and Cologne in Germany some of the carbon neutral sites, a major achievement for one of the world’s top-selling car brands.

In its 21st annual Sustainability Report, the company has committed to building on its plans to see all its manufacturing plants using locally sourced renewable energy by 2035. The hope is that by focusing on three key areas - vehicle use, it’s supply base and the company’s facilities it can achieve its goal - those three alone account for 95 per cent of its current emissions.

By switching renewable energy, Ford would only look to use sources that can naturally replenish, such as hydropower, geothermal, wind or solar.

“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,” said Bob Holycross, vice president, chief sustainability, environment and safety officer. “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 has invested $11.5 billion in electric vehicles up to 2022, while across Europe it will have 18 EVs on sale before the end of 2021.

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