Threats of global warming and climate change have changed the way people think and here at Henry Day Ford, we’re no different. We realize that producing vehicles like the Ford F150 can raise emissions. This is why Ford has launched a go green program that has focuses on energy efficiency and renewable energy opportunities for environmentally friendly manufacturing.
Go Green With Ford
Since first being launched in early 2010 at three dealerships, the Go Green Program now includes approximately 1,700 dealerships nationwide. Ford’s focus is to reduce the environmental footprint of its supply chain with an enhanced Partnership for a Cleaner Environment (PACE) program that has grown to over 40 suppliers in 40 countries.
Many sustainability tactics have already been implemented at manufacturing sites. Since the initial launch, Ford has expanded to include tools that help suppliers reduce carbon-dioxide emissions and waste, as well as help make water and energy consumption more efficient.
“As a company, it’s important that we make quality products and minimize the impact on the environment by doing things the right way,” said Mary Wroten, senior manager of Ford Supply Chain Sustainability.
Along with Ford’s practices are Energy Treasure Hunts, which allow suppliers to bring in experts in to identify other ways to save resources.
Green in Practice
Ford’s Go Green Program can be seen played out with the Ford F150. A study conducted by a research firm known as Automotive Science Group (ASG), showed that the Ford F150 has the lowest environmental impact of any pickup.
ASG also explained that in the long run, the F150 will prove better environment than the 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, which beats the F150 in EPA-rated fuel economy. Researchers state that the small gap in the fuel efficiency is cancelled out by the higher level of CO2 emissions from the Ram.
The Go Green Program will continue to expand due to the wide success that it offers. To learn more about the Go Green Program, check out your local Ford dealership in West Valley, Utah.