Ford has sourced renewable electricity to cover the full electric power demand of its manufacturing and engineering facilities at its
Through this initiative, the company will reduce its CO2 emissions by 190,000 tonnes per year.
"It marks a cornerstone in our ongoing efforts to implement a broad portfolio of measures across our European plants, aimed at further reducing the CO2 footprint from our manufacturing operations," he added.
The green electric power is recognized as coming from a fully renewable, environmentally friendly source. It is generated by three hydro-power plants in
The electricity provided from Scandinavia covers the complete electric power demand of Ford's facilities in
Another environmentally responsible manufacturing milestone was set by Ford in May 2004 when the company began using two wind turbines at its Dagenham manufacturing site in the
Globally, Ford continues to reduce environmental footprint of its manufacturing operations. Since the year 2000, Ford has reduced its global operational energy use by 27 percent overall (12 percent per vehicle built), CO2 emissions by 31 percent (16 percent per vehicle built), and water use by more than 25 percent (11 percent per vehicle built).
Renewable or "green" power supplies about 3 percent of Ford's energy needs worldwide, through the use of hydro, solar, wind and geo-thermal power, landfill gas and waste gases.