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Ford joins Manufacture 2030 to drive down global supply chain emissions

Ford joins Manufacture 2030 to drive down global supply chain emissions

Manufacture 2030 (M2030) have announced a strategic partnership with Ford Motor Company to help Ford meet its carbon reduction targets via supplier engagement. Ford is aiming to become carbon neutral by no later than 2050 globally, and by 2035 in Europe.

Ford is among the first American automakers to join M2030, and the first to welcome its global supply chain onto the platform. Ford manufactures more vehicles in the U.S. than any other automaker and was a leader among like-minded businesses in aligning with the international community to limit the impacts of global warming as part of the Paris Climate Agreement.

Jonathan Jennings, Ford Global Vice President, Supply Chain said, "Achieving carbon neutrality for Ford is an important corporate goal and integral to our purpose to help build a better world. It is becoming a strong demand from our customers, shareholders and investors, and the supply chain is essential in achieving this goal. Hitting our targets will require we cut emissions across our entire value chain, particularly from purchased energy, goods and services. M2030 is a key program for Ford to help us all in not only reporting emissions but in forming realistic action plans and glidepaths to achieving our goals."

Martin Chilcott, CEO of M2030 commented, “We’re delighted to be working with Ford to drive down its emissions and those of its suppliers with a view to meeting its environmental goals. The automotive industry has a key part to play in addressing climate change, and involving its worldwide supply chain in this partnership from the beginning shows Ford’s commitment to tackling the greatest challenge of our time head on. We’re thoroughly looking forward to facilitating swift, meaningful action and inspiring other businesses to do the same along the way.”

The first phase of the partnership will see Ford offer the platform to its Tier 1 global supplier sites - in excess of 5,000 sites spread across more than 66 countries, including suppliers who have yet to establish science-based carbon reduction targets. M2030’s platform will help suppliers identify which actions to take to measure, manage and reduce carbon emissions and trim operational costs as they build their carbon neutrality plans.

Cynthia Williams, Global Director Sustainability, Homologation and Compliance at Ford added, “This is a powerful example of how Ford’s scale and proven industrial expertise can help accelerate the shift to EVs and support a diverse supply chain that is good for people and the planet, and good for business. By working together and leveraging our collective expertise, we believe this platform will help our suppliers deliver significant carbon reductions and greater positive impact.”

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