Ford Motor Company Touts Carbon Reductions

Ford hit a goal to reduce carbon emissions *from its manufacturing process* eight years ahead of schedule.
June 28, 2018, 10am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Everything inside this building in Oakville, Ontario is greener than it used to be.
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"Ford Motor Co. says it has met a self-imposed goal of slashing manufacturing-related emissions eight years ahead of schedule," reports Michael Martinez. "The company in 2010 pledged to cut carbon dioxide emissions from its carmaking processes by 30 percent within 15 years."

The company chose to measure the amount of carbon emissions it had eliminated from its manufacturing process in terms of driving:

Ford announced the achievement as part of its 2017-18 Sustainability Report, saying it reduced global manufacturing CO2 emissions by more than 3.4 million metric tons from 2010 to 2017. That's equivalent to greenhouse-gas emissions from more than 728,000 passenger vehicles driven for one year, it said.

Measures that helped the company achieve its goals include LED lighting and changing the lubricant for a machining tool.

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Published on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 in Automotive News
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