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Ford Hits CO2 Manufacturing Emissions Reduction Target 8 Years Early

Ford Motor Company have met their goal to reduce manufacturing emissions – 8 years ahead of schedule.

In 2010, Ford’s Environmental Quality Office announced a goal – to reduce the company’s carbon dioxide emissions from manufacturing operations by 30 percent per vehicle produced by 2025.

There has been a reduction in global manufacturing CO2 emissions of more than 3.4 million metric tons from 2010 to 2017 – equivalent to greenhouse gas emissions from more than 728,000 passenger vehicles driven for one year.

“We are proud of the work we have done to achieve this goal. We’ve made several improvements to our manufacturing operations – from the lighting we use to plant consolidations – all of which played a role in dramatically reducing our CO2 footprint.” said Bruce Hettle, group vice president, manufacturing and labor affairs.

Ford reduced its emissions footprint through energy conservation and efficiency changes at Ford’s manufacturing facilities, such as installing more than 100,000 LED light fixtures and updating paint operations, as well as though the use of Minimum Quantity Lubrication which is an energy-reducing technology.

Ford now is working on setting a new goal – this one, focused on renewable energy.

“We will continue to set ambitious goals and work to create innovative practices to achieve them. Our next strategy will focus on increasing Ford’s use of renewable energy while maintaining our energy efficiencies.” said Hettle. 

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