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Energy Use Halved at Ford’s New Dagenham Production Line
Energy Use Halved at Ford’s New Dagenham Production Line

PRESS RELEASE - The line, which will be running at an initial capacity of 350,000 engines per year, is designed to reduce water and energy consumption by over 50% per engine produced compared to the previous production line. The company estimates that the water saving per year will be in the region of 17.5 million litres compared to 2011. This is enough to fill seven Olympic-sized swimming pools, and makes Dagenham the most water-efficient Ford plant in the world.

WWF and Toyota Form Global Partnership, Join Forces on Living Asian Forest Project and Climate Change
WWF and Toyota Form Global Partnership, Join Forces on Living Asian Forest Project and Climate Change

PRESS RELEASE - WWF and Toyota Motor Corporation have entered into a five-year agreement aimed at accelerating the globe's transition to sustainability. Through this partnership, the organizations will work together to promote biodiversity conservation, raise environmental awareness and accelerate the move toward a "zero carbon" society. Toyota is the first car company and the first Japanese company to sign a Global Corporate Partnership agreement with WWF. The agreement went into effect on July 1, 2016.

Musk Envisions Tesla at Center of Sustainable Energy, Urban Transit, Sharing Economy
Musk Envisions Tesla at Center of Sustainable Energy, Urban Transit, Sharing Economy

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Billionaire industrialist Elon Musk is doubling-down on the ambitious vision he laid out in August 2006. In a blog post, Musk recently revealed his “Master Plan, Part Deux,” which extends beyond a corporate strategy for his electric car company Tesla, covering the breadth of the sustainable energy chain from generation and storage, to electrification of several types of vehicles, to the sharing economy.

Toyota Trialling Hydrogen-Fuelled Vehicles in Australia
Toyota Trialling Hydrogen-Fuelled Vehicles in Australia

PRESS RELEASE - Toyota believes hydrogen-fuelled vehicles are more viable than electric ones — and it has brought three of its Mirai models to Australia to prove it. The Mirai is already on sale in Europe, Japan and California and uses an on-board fuel cell to convert hydrogen into electricity. The small demonstration fleet will be accompanied by a portable refuelling station, which will allow the company to tour the vehicle around the country for maximum exposure. When the Mirai’s hydrogen supply is running low, it can be fully refuelled in a matter of minutes — a stark contrast to the longer charging times of most electric vehicles. The Mirai can also travel roughly 500km before needing a refill.

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Ford Unveils Latest Sustainability Report, South African Pilot to Deliver Medical, Nutrition Services
Ford Unveils Latest Sustainability Report, South African Pilot to Deliver Medical, Nutrition Services

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Ford Motor Company’s 2015-16 Sustainability Report highlights key environmental benchmarks and the ongoing work of the automaker, including its expanded focus beyond vehicle production to developing mobility solutions for the future. The future of mobility Earlier this year, the automaker created Ford Smart Mobility LLC, a new subsidiary to design, build, grow and invest in emerging mobility services using existing Ford innovations, products and technologies.

GM invests $10m in Canada plant to boost driverless technology
GM invests $10m in Canada plant to boost driverless technology

PRESS RELEASE - General Motors has announced plans to invest $10m (£6.96m) in a Canadian plant as part of an effort to boost driverless technology and cold weather testing. GM will also hire 1,000 new workers in Ontario to focus on research for connected and driverless cars. Canada, and particularly Ontario, has been promoting its car-making sector as it attempts to compete with Mexico. Canada has been fighting to keep carmakers in the country. Many have been lured to Mexico, where production is cheaper and the cars have the same tariff free access to the US market.Ontario's Premier called the investment a "vote of confidence".

POWER PLAY
POWER PLAY

PRESS RELEASE - POWER PLAY Toyota’s New Plano Campus Drafts Impressive Energy & Environmental Line Up  

Thinking Outside the Room: Catalyzing and Speeding Up Purpose-Driven Innovation
Thinking Outside the Room: Catalyzing and Speeding Up Purpose-Driven Innovation

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The San Diego breeze rustles the palm fronds above the Mission Bay Patio - it's nice to be in an outdoor presentation space enjoying the Southern California climate. The topic for the afternoon is innovation, and the panel brings a good range of perspective. Carrie Majeske kicks things off by detailing some of Ford's initiatives under the tagline, "Driving change for a better world."

Duck, Duck, GOOSE!
Duck, Duck, GOOSE!

PRESS RELEASE - Duck, Duck, GOOSE! Toyota Tagged to Receive Keystone Leadership in Environment Award  

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Toyota is Ready to Catch Some Rays in Plano
Toyota is Ready to Catch Some Rays in Plano

PRESS RELEASE -  Toyota is Ready to Catch Some Rays in Plano   Toyota’s New Plano Campus Will Get 25 Percent of Power from the Sun Plano, Texas and San Diego, Calif. (June 6, 2016) – It might not be the sunshine state, but Texas gets its fair share of sun.  And when Toyota moves into its new North American headquarters next year, the automaker plans to “catch a ray.”

Tesla Powerwall at Radisson RED Brussels
Tesla Powerwall at Radisson RED Brussels

PRESS RELEASE - On 20 May 2016, Radisson RED Brussels welcomed 75 international bloggers and journalists to stay at our world’s first Radisson RED - a new global hotel concept inspired by art, fashion and music.

Timberland Tires honored for sustainability
Timberland Tires honored for sustainability

PRESS RELEASE - TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (May 31, 2016) — Importer/wholesale distributor Omni United Pte. Ltd.’s Timberland brand — the first tire line created in partnership with a leading global lifestyle brand — has been recognized for its collaborative sustainability efforts. Timberland L.L.C. and the tire brand beat out Reformation, Levi’s and People Tree to win the WGSN Futures Award in sustainability design. Sagra Maceira de Rosen, a member of the advisory board of Omni United, and Nick Barber, director of apparel design of Timberland, accepted the award in London on May 26.

#BusinessCase: Top 9 Reasons for Businesses to Proactively Manage Water
#BusinessCase: Top 9 Reasons for Businesses to Proactively Manage Water

NEW METRICS - A sustainability manager at a large auto parts manufacturer recently explained the company’s lack of interest in water management this way: “It's not worth our time. Water is too cheap and no one cares." Moreover, the executive acknowledged that even if they did care, they had no idea how to tackle an operational issue that is largely unseen and highly distributed. Doing nothing is a common response, and indicative of the second-class status water still has in much of the business world, including the boardroom.

Powered by Purpose: What Tesla’s Model 3 says about the future of sustainability
Powered by Purpose: What Tesla’s Model 3 says about the future of sustainability

PRESS RELEASE - Elon Musk finally rolled out his highly-anticipated electric vehicle for the masses – the Tesla Model 3.

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Maven Reaches One Million Miles Driven; Boston, Chicago, and D.C. Join Lineup
Maven Reaches One Million Miles Driven; Boston, Chicago, and D.C. Join Lineup

PRESS RELEASE - In less than four months, Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, has grown to five markets: New York City, Ann Arbor, Mich., and today announced Boston, Chicago and Washington, D.C. Maven members have driven more than one million miles, bringing them closer to the things – and people – they love.

Toyota Rewards Academic Excellence in STEM-Related Fields
Toyota Rewards Academic Excellence in STEM-Related Fields

PRESS RELEASE - In celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, Toyota is pleased to announce that it awarded scholarships to 22 Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) students for post-secondary education in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The annual scholarship is offered through a collaborative partnership between Toyota and the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing college scholarships to APIAs. The 2016 student recipients were each awarded $5,000 in funding towards a degree in a STEM field for their first two years of college.

Ford Turning Captured CO2 Into Car Parts, Expanding Healthcare Outreach in Africa
Ford Turning Captured CO2 Into Car Parts, Expanding Healthcare Outreach in Africa

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Ford Motor Company claims to be the first automaker to formulate and test new foam and plastic components using captured carbon dioxide (CO2) as feedstock. Within five years, the company expects to be using the new biomaterials in its vehicles. Foams formulated with up to 50 percent CO2-based polyols have shown promise in ‘rigorous’ automotive tests, and could be used in seating and under-hood applications. The company claims that the CO2-derived foam will reduce the use of fossil fuels in Ford vehicles – potentially reducing petroleum use by more than 600 million pounds annually. Other plastic materials are currently under development.

Ford Recycles Enough Aluminum to Build 30,000 F-150 Bodies Every Month
Ford Recycles Enough Aluminum to Build 30,000 F-150 Bodies Every Month

PRESS RELEASE - Ford recycles as much as 20 million pounds of aluminum stamping scrap per month using the closed-loop system at Dearborn Truck Plant, which builds F-150. That is the equivalent of more than 30,000 F-150 bodies in the largest configuration – a SuperCrew body including doors, plus hood, tailgate and 6.5-foot cargo box.

GM Recycles Water Bottles to Make Chevy Equinox Part
GM Recycles Water Bottles to Make Chevy Equinox Part

PRESS RELEASE - General Motors is turning its employees’ recycled water bottles into a new life: noise-reducing fabric insulation that covers the Chevrolet Equinox engine. The bottles – collected from five of its Michigan facilities – are also being turned into air filtration components and insulation in coats for the homeless community. Given its drive to zero waste, all of GM’s global facilities recycle their water bottles. However, the bottles collected at the five locations are now funneled into its “Do Your Part” project, where 11 businesses collaborate to give them a second life.

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Ford transforming Dearborn campus to further drive innovation, collaboration and invest in employees
Ford transforming Dearborn campus to further drive innovation, collaboration and invest in employees

PRESS RELEASE - Ford Motor Company today announces plans to transform its Dearborn facilities into a modern, green and high-tech campus to foster innovation and help drive the company’s transition to an auto and a mobility company. The 10-year transformation of the company’s more than 60-year-old Dearborn facilities will colocate 30,000 employees from 70 buildings today into primarily two locations – a product campus and a world headquarters campus. More than 7.5 million square feet of work space will be rebuilt and upgraded into even more technology-enabled and connected facilities.

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