Ford Makes CDP’s Water A List for Conservation
Ford announced that it has earned the top score for water conservation from CDP, which released its comprehensive report on corporate water conservation efforts today. CDP is the world’s only environmental disclosure agency, and Ford is one of only eight global corporations to earn top honors with respect to water issues.
“The business case for action to improve water security has never been stronger or more urgent,” said Cate Lamb, head of water at CDP. “For this reason we congratulate Ford Motor Company for achieving a position on CDP’s Water A List. Ford is responding to market demand for environmental accountability and at the same time is making progress toward the realization of sustainable economies.”
Ford established its Global Water Management Initiative in 2000; between 2000 and 2014, Ford has cut global water usage by 62% or roughly 10 billion gallons, meeting its goal for conservation a full two years ahead of schedule. Among the processes contributing to Ford’s conservation efforts are its 3-wet paint process and minimum quality lubrication.
“At Ford, we see water as far more than an environmental concern,” said Andy Hobbs, Ford director, Environmental Quality Office. “Access to clean, affordable drinking water is a basic human right. We have worked diligently to set year-over-year goals to reduce our water use while introducing innovative manufacturing technologies to help us achieve these goals. We are pleased CDP is recognizing Ford as a sustainability and water conservation leader.”