Ford: CSR & Sustainability News

Ford Motor Company (also known as simply Ford; NYSE: F) is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. In the past it has also produced heavy trucks, tractors and automotive components. Ford owns small stakes in Mazda of Japan and Aston Martin of the United Kingdom. It is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is controlled by the Ford family, although they have minority ownership.

Ford Rolls Out First Plug-in Hybrid Police Car

Ford has rolled out a new plug-in hybrid police car that can drive up to 21 miles on a single charge and can…

2,000 TriplePundit Articles Later, The Organizations I Most Admire

2,000 articles later, Leon Kaye names the organizations that lead when it comes to responsible and sustainable business worldwide.

Over Half a Trillion Soybeans Later, Ford Marks 10-Year Anniversary of Bio-based Foam

According to Ford, the use of soy-derived foam instead of such material made out of petroleum has prevented 288 million pounds of carbon…

Have a Corporate Cause? 3 Strategies for Teaming Up With Teachers

Companies that partner with teachers do more than create company advocates. They give students a lesson in humanity, take weight off teachers’ shoulders,…

Is Ford’s Chariot a Model for 21st-Century Transportation Systems?

Chariot, a San Francisco-based startup that allows commuters in four U.S. cities to find a shuttle ride with a smartphone app, believes it…

With Personal Automobiles in the Rear View Mirror, Ford Looks Ahead to Life as a Mobility Company

Automakers such as Ford are rallying fast and nimbly to not only stay relevant, but thrive in the near future. And this future…

Ford, General Motors, Hormel, Marriott, Michael Kors Step Up to Stop Supply Chain Corruption

The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility announced that the five companies will adopt “no-fees” recruitment policies, which advocacy groups claim can reduce problems…

Ford Foundation Opens Detroit Office for First Time in 64 Years

After 64 years, the Ford Foundation is opening an office in Detroit again. Can the organization's work in social enterprise and impact investing…

Report: Autonomous EVs Will Transform U.S. Cities by 2030

The concept of car ownership will change dramatically over the next 13 years, say California think tank RethinkX. By 2030, only 20 percent…

At Ford, Every Last Scrap of Aluminum Recycling Counts

Thanks to improved closed-loop recycling facilities, three Ford plants are conserving enough aluminum to manufacture 51 commercial jetliners a month.

Ford Considers Bamboo for Car Interiors

Ford is tinkering with the idea of using bamboo as a raw material, either in the form of upholstery for seat coverings or…

Ford’s New Hybrid Police Car Promises Huge Fuel Savings for Municipalities

Ford introduced what it calls the first hybrid police car in the industry. The new hybrid Responder is twice as fuel-efficient as the…

Ford Foundation Commits $1 Billion to the Social Enterprise Revolution

The Ford Foundation will invest as much as $1 billion out of its $12 billion endowment to accelerate mission-related investing over the next…

First Steps for Corporate Zero Waste

Starting a zero-waste program can come across as an ominous challenge to companies. But companies like Ford Motors show that setting aggressive targets…

Intel Plunges Into the Self-Driving Car Market with $15 Billion Acquisition

Intel will acquire an Israel-based computer vision startup for $15.3 billion as it seeks a stake in the rapidly growing, but still untested,…