Performance Highlights from our Sustainability Report 2018/19

Enhancing People’s Lives

  • First

    automotive company to perform a UN human rights saliency assessment

  • $67.7 million

    total charitable contributions

  • $140 billion+

    in goods and services sourced to date through our supplier diversity efforts with minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses

  • 41,000

    participants in Ford Driving Skills for Life training

  • 148,849

    total volunteering hours

  • 98.2%

    global salaried gender pay ratio for average female salaries to average male salaries within peer groups worldwide 1

  • 1,163

    supply chain working conditions assessments completed to date

  • ~100,000 people

    trained on human rights issues covering bribery, anti-harassment, anti-discrimination and other ethics and compliance topics

Global salaried employees by gender


Lost-Time Case Rate (LTCR)

Cases per 200,000 hours worked, Ford global rate0.390.380.41

Advancing Our Planet

  • 88 sites

    with true zero waste to landfill status

  • 5.5%

    absolute reduction in global waste sent to landfill in 2018

  • 100%

    renewable energy for all manufacturing plants globally by 2035

  • 14.5%

    absolute reduction in water use since 2010

  • ~300 vehicle parts

    made using renewable resources such as soy, wheat, rice, castor, hibiscus, tree cellulose, jute and coconut

  • First

    Climate Change Scenario Report produced outlining Ford’s vision of the low-carbon future

  • 257 suppliers

    surveyed using CDP supply chain questionnaire and 214 surveyed using CDP water questionnaire

Corporate Average Fuel Economy, Combined Car and Truck Fleet (mpg)


Absolute Worldwide Facility CO2 Emissions (million metric tons)


Global Water Use per Vehicle Produced (cubic meters per vehicle)


Innovating Future Motion

  • $11 billion

    global investment in electrified vehicles by 2022

  • 10+ years’

    experience in self-driving vehicle technology

  • 10+

    new electrified vehicles from Ford and Lincoln to be launched by 2021

  • By 2021

    we will launch self-driving commercial vehicles at scale

  • $740 million

    invested to convert Michigan Central Station into a innovation hub in Corktown, Detroit’s oldest neighborhood

  • From 2022

    we plan to incorporate cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) connectivity into all new Ford models

Reporting Downloads Center

Sustainability Report 2018/19

Ford’s Sustainability Report is available to download in full or as separate chapters:

Reporting Framework Indices

Previous Sustainability Reports

Financial Reports

Climate Change Scenario Report

CDP Responses


Supplementary Downloads

Human Rights

Since 2004, we have conducted more than 40 human rights assessments to evaluate how our facilities around the world align with our Code of Human Rights, Basic Working Conditions and Corporate Responsibility (Policy Letter 24). The reports of assessments undertaken in the past three years are available for download below.

Environmental Management

Product Sustainability Index

OAC Plan Summaries

EEP Plan Summaries

WEP TRA Plan Summaries


1 While this ratio provides a rough measure of pay equity, it does not account for individual circumstances such as job titles, education, and experience. Such factors may explain much of the difference between the female and male averages. A peer group consists of employees in the same region, salary grade, and skill team, when available.

2 Includes FFV credits. Does not include A/C or Off-Cycle credits. The decline in combined car and truck fuel economy is primarily due to customers purchasing larger cars and more trucks and reduced CAFE FFV credits. Despite the decrease in combined car and truck CAFE, on an individual basis, our vehicles continue to make fuel economy improvements. See Improving Fuel Economy.