Ford ups the PACE on ethics
Ford is in the Ethisphere Institute list of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the eighth year in a row, recognising its ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability.
Ford is reducing the environmental footprint of its supply chain with an enhanced Partnership for A Cleaner Environment (PACE) programme that has expanded to more than 40 suppliers in 40 countries
The Partnership for A Cleaner Environment (PACE) is part of Ford’s commitment to creating a better world. While many sustainability practices have already been implemented at the company’s manufacturing sites, Ford has expanded the programme to include tools to help suppliers reduce carbon-dioxide emissions and waste, and to help make water and energy consumption more efficient.
As part of PACE, Ford offers best practices and monitoring tools to help its suppliers track and achieve their own sustainability goals. In return, the suppliers report their environmental progress and share their own best practices. Already, participating suppliers are on track to save an estimated 550 million gallons of water over the next five years – enough to fill 837 Olympic size swimming pools– according to data collected in 2016.
However, the fight for sustainability isn’t just about water. Thanks to the current suppliers participating in PACE, carbon emissions could be reduced by nearly 500,000 metric tons worldwide during the next five years. That’s equivalent to eliminating the carbon emissions of over 50,000 homes a year.
PACE is just one portion of Ford’s supply chain sustainability strategy, which also includes initiatives on human rights, working conditions, and conflict minerals.
Ford is also the first car maker to join the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition – a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving social, environmental, and ethical conditions in their members’ global supply chains.