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g How We’re Reducing Our Water Use g Water Management g Water Risks and Opportunities g Water Usage in the Vehicle Life Cycle g Environmental Sustainability in Our Supply Chain g Case Study: Engaging With Our Communities on Water g Home Climate Change and Environment g Water g
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Climate Change and Environment Ford’s Water Strategy In 2014, we formally adopted a corporate water strategy. This strategy expands on our previous efforts to reduce water in our own operations by adding a commitment to address water impacts beyond our “fence line,” including working with suppliers and local communities on water issues. A centerpiece of this strategy is meeting increasingly stringent water-reduction goals for our own operations. In 2014, we started the process of updating our global manufacturing water goals – including developing a new water-use-per-vehicle reduction target. This new 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 water assessments, evaluating and implementing innovative technologies to reduce water use and increase water recycling in manufacturing operations, where feasible, and incorporating consideration of water availability and risk in technology implementation. 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 our workplaces, working with key local stakeholders in the communities in which we operate, and meeting 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 already scarce. A changing global climate also has the potential to further impact the quality and availability of water. We cannot be certain that we will always have access to water of the quantity and quality that our operations require. Therefore, our water strategy prioritizes our 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 support the CEO Water Mandate commit to implementing the framework’s six core elements for water management and pledge to publicly report their progress annually. Ford endorsed the Water Mandate in 2014. The graphic below summarizes how our water strategy – or Blue Plan of Action – How We’re Reducing Our Water Use g Climate Change f Water f Ford’s Water Strategy g Water Usage in the Vehicle Life Cycle Water Risks and Opportunities Water Use in Our Operations How We’re Reducing Our Water Use Greening Our Products f Greening Our Operations f Data f Spotlight: Reinventing the Ford F-150 Spotlight: Ford Driving Skills for Life / Eco-Driving
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