Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents.

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How Urban Centers Become More Sustainable When Business and City Leaders Get Creative
How Urban Centers Become More Sustainable When Business and City Leaders Get Creative

6 years ago - At SB ‘15 San Diego in early June, speakers on the Sustainable Cities panel discussed big issues and a few case studies around global brands building innovative partnerships with cities. They also shared how new, non-conventional partnerships are necessary and discussed opportunities that corporate sustainability teams should take into consideration.

Wearables, Startups, 3D Printing Helping Ford Drive Progress in Autonomous Vehicles Technology
Wearables, Startups, 3D Printing Helping Ford Drive Progress in Autonomous Vehicles Technology

6 years ago - Today, Ford announced progress on its commitment to developing autonomous vehicle technology, including innovations in wearable technology and collaborations with startups in Silicon Valley to make mobility solutions more accessible. The announcement, made at the Further with Ford trend conference, marks a transition from Ford’s investment in autonomous vehicle technology as a research effort to an advanced engineering program.

Report: Biobased Products Industry Adds $369B, 4 Million Jobs to US Economy
Report: Biobased Products Industry Adds $369B, 4 Million Jobs to US Economy

6 years ago - A new report suggests the U.S. biobased products industry has a notable impact on the nation’s economy. It is the first research effort to quantify the effect of this industry from an economics and jobs perspective, according to U.S. Agricultural Secretary, Tom Vilsack.“Before, we could only speculate at the incredible economic impact of the biobased products industry. Now, we know that in 2013 alone, America’s biobased industry contributed four million jobs and $369 billion to our economy,” Vilsack said.

Ford Leaders Discuss New Sustainability Report, Environmental Achievements, Smart Mobility
Ford Leaders Discuss New Sustainability Report, Environmental Achievements, Smart Mobility

6 years ago - On Wednesday, Ford Motor Company released its 16th annual sustainability report, highlighting progress to reduce its environmental impacts and to innovate “smart mobility” models that accommodate growing interest in alternatives to vehicle ownership and crowded cities.Notable successes in 2014 included:

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How Ford, Goodwill, Sprint Built Effective Recycling/Reuse Initiatives Through Innovative Partnerships
How Ford, Goodwill, Sprint Built Effective Recycling/Reuse Initiatives Through Innovative Partnerships

6 years ago - On Tuesday, the week of learning at SB ’15 San Diego continued as Nina Goodrich, director of GreenBlue, moderated a discussion on innovative partnerships around recycling and reuse initiatives.

How to Create Value Through Purpose, Conscious Influencing, 'Karma Marketing' and Safe Sex
How to Create Value Through Purpose, Conscious Influencing, 'Karma Marketing' and Safe Sex

6 years ago - If Tuesday’s SB’15 San Diego plenaries are any indication of the breadth and depth of sustainability work occurring across industries around the world, we can safely say that there’s a whole lot going on. Attendees of Tuesday’s plenaries heard from a diverse group of presenters who explored topics as varied as brand-building, closed loops, technology, sustainable condoms (that’s right), ecosystem services, sufficiency economies and celebrity influencers.

Cities and Corporations: How Do They Intersect on Sustainability?
Cities and Corporations: How Do They Intersect on Sustainability?

6 years ago - What can cities do contribute to the sustainability revolution? A whole lot, according to a workshop today, opening morning of SB ’15, featuring Gil Friend, CSO of the City of Palo Alto, and Chris Guenther, Director of Research at think tank SustainAbility.The three-hour presentation and breakout discussion focused on leveraging municipal and corporate partnerships to advance sustainability goals around issues such as climate, water, utilities and mobility.

Ford Pushes Sustainability Leadership for Next Era of Driving
Ford Pushes Sustainability Leadership for Next Era of Driving

6 years ago - William C. Ford II’s best decision as chairman of Ford Motor Co. was to bring in Alan Mulally as CEO in 2007 and watch the former Boeing manufacturing chief transform Ford from an also-ran into a global industry leader before he left last year. But Ford Jr.’s “green” decision-making has been nearly as good. As CEO before Mulally’s tenure, and chairman before and until today, Ford has kept his company a leader in sustainability thinking and practice. He pushed Ford to produce some of the industry’s first hybrid-electric vehicles, for instance, and authorized a “living roof” on top of Ford’s original River Rouge Assembly complex in its hometown of Dearborn, Michigan.

Ford Continues Development of Smart Mobility Plan with Research Partnerships, Enhancements
Ford Continues Development of Smart Mobility Plan with Research Partnerships, Enhancements

6 years ago - Earlier this week, Ford’s vision for the future of personal mobility was on display at CES Asia in Shanghai.

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Building a Circular Economy: How Ford, Novelis Created a Truly Closed Loop for Automotive Aluminum
Building a Circular Economy: How Ford, Novelis Created a Truly Closed Loop for Automotive Aluminum

6 years ago - With approximately 9 billion people in the world today, society consumes and discards more and more each year, with no signs of slowing down. Culturally, we’ve begun to embrace and adopt recycling as a solution to our modern waste habits and an opportunity to keep designing, using and producing recyclable materials. But what if those recyclable materials are not in fact being recycled? Well, then we’re right back where we started, aren’t we?

2016 Ford F-150 Comes with CNG/Propane Conversion Option, Reducing CO2 Emissions by 20%
2016 Ford F-150 Comes with CNG/Propane Conversion Option, Reducing CO2 Emissions by 20%

6 years ago - Last week, Ford announced that its 2016 F-150 truck will have an available gaseous-fuel prep package that enables 5.0-liter, V8-powered models to run on clean, low-cost compressed natural gas (CNG) or propane, making Ford the only manufacturer of a CNG/propane-capable half-ton pickup.Next year’s F-150 will be available for order this summer. Along with the factory-installed, gaseous-fuel prep package, the new model includes upgraded intake and exhaust valves and valve seats to ensure the engine performs to customers’ expectations.

XL Hybrids Introduces the First Hybrid Electric Ford Transit Van for the North American Market
XL Hybrids Introduces the First Hybrid Electric Ford Transit Van for the North American Market

6 years ago - The XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System to be compatible with MY2015 and MY2016 Ford Transit cargo vans and passenger wagons

‘Return on Meaning’: Top Meaningful Brands Enjoy 46% Higher Share of Wallet Than Low Performers
‘Return on Meaning’: Top Meaningful Brands Enjoy 46% Higher Share of Wallet Than Low Performers

6 years ago - Meaningful Brands® – Havas Media Group’s metric of brand strength – is the first global study to show how our quality of life and wellbeing connects with brands at both a human and business level. The study includes 1,000 brands, 300,000 people, 12 industries and 34 countries; and covers the role brands play in our communities and our personal wellbeing, as well as marketplace factors that relate to product performance such as quality and price.

Why Urban Homesteading Could Be a Key to More Livable, Resilient Cities
Why Urban Homesteading Could Be a Key to More Livable, Resilient Cities

6 years ago - How do I love thee? Let me count the ways ...There's been lot of love shown recently to the notion of cities being 'resilient,' 'good' … or just plain fabulous. Take, for example, The Rockefeller Foundation's well-known 100 Resilient Cities initiative, which offers support to cities attempting to become more resilient to the physical, social, and economic challenges being faced today.

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Ford Brings REPREVE to the 2015 F-150
Ford Brings REPREVE to the 2015 F-150

6 years ago - What if we could redirect plastics from landfill and use them to create innovative materials, and then put them in the all-new Ford F-150, part of Ford F-Series, America’s best-selling truck?​ We could make a big difference.

World’s First Solar-Powered Plane Making Its Way Around the Globe
World’s First Solar-Powered Plane Making Its Way Around the Globe

6 years ago - Single-seat, solar-powered plane, Solar Impulse 2 successfully completed the second leg of its five-month journey around the planet, after touching down in Ahmedabad, India on Tuesday.The journey began successfully after a 13-hour flight from Abu Dhabi to Muscat, Oman. “The flight went really well, everything went as planned,” said a team spokesperson of the first flight. This is but a small step (about 270 miles) on the 20,000-mile journey that will take about 500 hours of flying time. Pilot André Borschberg flew the first leg, while his partner Bertrand Piccard took the second leg.

UK Lagging in Remanufacturing Economy
UK Lagging in Remanufacturing Economy

6 years ago - Following the release of a new joint report from the Carbon Trust, Knowledge Transfer Network, High Speed Sustainable Manufacturing Institute, Centre for Remanufacturing and Reuse and Coventry University, leading experts from industry and academia have warned that the UK is falling behind other advanced economies in harnessing the value of a rapidly growing remanufacturing industry.

Ford Aiming to Revolutionize the Commute with New eBikes
Ford Aiming to Revolutionize the Commute with New eBikes

6 years ago - Ford Motor Company is expanding its global Ford Smart Mobility plan with a new experiment to study how electric bicycles can work seamlessly with cars and public transport to deliver faster and easier daily commutes and help businesses operating in urban centers.

Strength in Numbers: Erb Institute Harnesses the Power of Consensus
Strength in Numbers: Erb Institute Harnesses the Power of Consensus

6 years ago - Tom Catania’s role at Whirlpool Corporation wasn’t specifically to shape the company’s sustainability efforts. But in more than 25 years with the appliance manufacturer, the last 14 as Vice President for Government Affairs, Catania’s job called on him to help identify public policy conflicts and bring together diverse interests to find consensus.His role at the University of Michigan’s Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise is much the same. “My focus had always been on trying to identify public policy issues and turning them into business opportunities, and I think we were pretty successful at doing that,” Catania said.

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CDP: US, Brazil, China and India Least Resilient Against Climate-Related Supply Chain Risks
CDP: US, Brazil, China and India Least Resilient Against Climate-Related Supply Chain Risks

6 years ago - Lack of preparation has left supply chains in Brazil, China, India and the United States more vulnerable to climate risks than those in Europe and Japan. However, suppliers in China and India deliver the greatest financial return on investment to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and demonstrate the strongest appetite for collaboration across the value chain. This according to research released Tuesday by CDP and Accenture.

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