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Climate Changeand EnvironmentFord’s Water StrategyIn 2014, we formally adopted a corporate water strategy. Thisstrategy expands on our previous efforts to reduce water in ourown operations by adding a commitment to address waterimpacts beyond our “fence line,” including working withsuppliers and local communities on water issues.A centerpiece of this strategy is meeting increasingly stringent water-reduction goals forour own operations. In 2014, we started the process of updating our global manufacturingwater goals – including developing a new water-use-per-vehicle reduction target. Thisnew target will build on our success in meeting – two years early – our previous water-use-per-vehicle goal of a 30 percent reduction from 2009 to 2015.We are reducing our own water use by:seeking opportunities for continuous improvement using methodologies such as waterassessments,evaluating and implementing innovative technologies to reduce water use andincrease water recycling in manufacturing operations, where feasible, andincorporating consideration of water availability and risk in technologyimplementation.Also see:We are also working to improve water impacts for our employees and communities by:ensuring all employees have access to potable water, sanitation and hygiene in ourworkplaces,working with key local stakeholders in the communities in which we operate, andmeeting local quality standards or Ford global standards for wastewater discharge(whichever are more stringent).We know that some of our facilities are located in regions where water supplies are alreadyscarce. A changing global climate also has the potential to further impact the quality andavailability of water. We cannot be certain that we will always have access to water of thequantity and quality that our operations require. Therefore, our water strategy prioritizesour plants located in areas where water is scarce.Our water strategy aligns with the core elements of the CEO Water Mandate, a private-public initiative launched by the UN Secretary-General in 2007. Companies that supportthe CEO Water Mandate commit to implementing the framework’s six core elements forwater management and pledge to publicly report their progress annually. Ford endorsedthe Water Mandate in 2014.The graphic below summarizes how our water strategy – or Blue Plan of Action –How We’re Reducing Our Water UsegClimate ChangefWaterfFord’s Water StrategygWater Usage in the VehicleLife CycleWater Risks andOpportunitiesWater Use in OurOperationsHow We’re Reducing OurWater UseGreening Our ProductsfGreening Our OperationsfDatafSpotlight: Reinventing theFord F-150Spotlight: Ford DrivingSkills for Life / Eco-Driving