“…the fundamental purpose of a corporation is to make people’s lives better, and we can do that by creating outstanding products, by investing in the communities where our employees live and work, and by using our position as a technology leader to tackle global sustainability challenges.” – William Clay Ford, Jr. Ford’s global vehicles showcase(…)
Just as we’re doing all we can to Drive Green, Ford is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of its ground-breaking Dearborn Truck Plant, a flagship for sustainable manufacturing. 2.6 MILLION F-150’S have been produced since the facility opened in May 2004. In late 2014, production of the 2015 F-150 gets under way. 20 MILLION POUNDS of(…)
Dismantlers and shredders process more than 94% of all salvaged vehicles. They collect parts and materials for reuse, remanufacturing and recycling. Usually, 75% of an automobile’s content is recycled – including steel, iron, aluminum, copper and other non-ferrous metals. The Ford Escape and Focus exceed the norm, being more than 80% recyclable.
Ford Motor Co. was thinking “green” long before it became important. The Ford Dagenham plant in the United Kingdom was powered in part by burning London’s waste to the tune of 2,000 metric tons per week until 1939. The plant originally opened in 1931 and, in total, produced around 1,050,000 engines. In 2008, the factory(…)
Though worlds apart, George Washington Carver and Henry Ford shared a vision of a future in which agricultural products would be put to new uses to create products and industries. One idea both men worked on more than 70 years ago — biofuels — is again in vogue as America seeks to reduce its dependence(…)