Best Global Green Brands for 2014: Ford, Toyota, Honda
Ford Motor Company: #1
Brands owned by Koch Industries: not on the list.
In 2012, Ford improved global energy efficiency by 6.4% against a 2011 year baseline. The company also reduced its overall facilities-related CO2 emissions by approximately 47%, or 4.65 million metric tons, from 2000 to 2012. During this same period, it also reduced facilities-related CO2 emissions per vehicle by 37%.
In 2013, Ford introduced a new plan to reduce waste sent to landfill by 40% on a per-vehicle basis between 2011 and 2016, globally. The company has already reduced global per-vehicle waste to landfill by 40% from 2007 to 2011. In 2012, Ford facilities globally sent approximately 50.6 metric tons of waste to landfill, a reduction of 17.4% from 2011.
Ford is reducing energy and water use in its U.S. plants, introducing a new process in plants that allows the company to save more than 280,000 gallons of water per year on a single production line—or enough to fill 5,600 average-sized bathtubs.
90% of Ford’s vehicles now offer EcoBoost(r) engines, which use turbocharging and direct injection to deliver up to 20% better fuel economy without sacrificing performance; 2 million EcoBoost(r) engines have been built.