Distributed Energy Resources, GHG Emissions, Industrial, Sourcing Renewables - April 5, 2023
Ford Reports Emissions Reductions Across All Scopes
Ford announced it has reduced Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 35.4% since 2017, including direct emissions from its operations and indirect emissions from energy purchases. Between 2019 and 2022, Ford also reduced its overall Scope 3 emissions, which include emissions from suppliers, products, and other non-facility sources, by an estimated 23%.
The automaker invested more than $26 million in facility upgrades to improve energy efficiency and conservation across its facilities and manufacturing processes, helping the company achieve a 40% reduction in absolute manufacturing GHG emissions from 2017.
The company also made strides to transition to carbon-free electricity usage, incorporating 60.6% carbon-free electricity into its operations globally, including all purchased electricity for manufacturing in Europe and Mexico. Globally, 42.6% was renewable electricity.
Details were released in Ford’s 2023 Integrated Sustainability and Financial Report.
The report shows Ford is on track to achieve carbon neutrality no later than 2050 across its vehicles, operations, and supply chain. It also highlights progress on initiatives aligned with the company’s commitment to source raw materials that are responsibly produced and make its EV and battery supply chain more transparent.
Additionally, the company is accelerating progress to carbon neutrality by focusing on reducing emissions from the facilities, processes, and electricity that support its operations and global supply chain.
“We believe the long-term success of any business is inextricably linked with creating value for customers, employees and communities, while also caring for the planet,” said Executive Chair Bill Ford in a statement. “We are undertaking a massive transformation to lead the electric and connected era of transportation and are committed to being transparent about our progress and opportunities for improvement. We are excited and optimistic about the future and look forward to making carbon-neutral transportation a reality.”
Ford will dedicate over $50 billion from 2022 through 2026 to develop and manufacture electric vehicles and batteries and is on the path to reaching its targeted annual production run rate of 600,000 EVs by the end of 2023 and more than 2 million by the end of 2026. By 2030, half of Ford’s global vehicle sales volume is expected to be electric.
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