Ford Motor Company joined the Voluntary India Greenhouse Gas Reporting Programme in India on 23 July 2013. Voluntary reporting enables a complete transparency in terms of the carbon dioxide emissions.
It is important to note that Ford has the objective of bringing down the carbon dioxide emissions at all the global facilities, two of which are in Chennai. The objective is to bring down these emissions by 30 percent per vehicle by the year 2025.
Ford Motor Company also participates in such kinds of programmes in other countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, China and US. With this, Ford has become the first automaker to participate in the Voluntary India Greenhouse Gas Reporting Programme.
About the Voluntary India Greenhouse Gas Reporting Programme
• The Voluntary India Greenhouse Gas Reporting Programme is the joint effort between the World Resources Institute, The Energy and Resources Institute and the Confederation of Indian Industry.
• Because Ford Motor Company is the first automaker to take part in the program, therefore, its role will be to provide assistance in establishing credible and verifiable greenhouse gas inventories.
The India manufacturing plant of Ford produces Ford EcoSport, Ford Endeavour, Ford Classic, Ford Fiesta and Ford Figo. The engine plant of Ford produces 17 different variants of diesel engines as well as gasoline. The vehicle assembly as well as engine plant complex is still under the process of construction in Sanand, Gujarat. All these facilities of Ford are equipped to re-use the 100% of wastewater generated. The facilities have considerably reduced the water use 30 percent per vehicle produced since 2010. Ford also reduced the energy consumption 10 percent per vehicle.
Who: Ford Motor Company
When: 23 July 2013