Ford Motor Company Joins USCAP

  • Ford joins United States Climate Action Partnership (USCAP), a group of businesses and leading environmental organizations that have come together to call on the federal government to enact national legislation to achieve significant reductions of greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Ford has long supported the six major principles of USCAP, including recognizing the importance of technology and the need to be environmentally effective.
  • The decision to join underscores Ford's commitment and efforts to reduce the country's dependence on foreign oil and reduce greenhouse gas emissions through an integrated vehicle, plus fuel, plus driver approach.

DEARBORN, Mich.—(ENEWSPF)— Ford announced it is joining USCAP to work with other major U.S. corporations and environmental groups to address the challenge of climate change through market-based, economy-wide actions.

Ford supports USCAP's goal to rapidly advance climate-friendly technologies in all sectors, including transportation, through flexible, cost effective policies. The decision to join USCAP further underscores Ford's commitment and efforts to reduce the country's reliance on foreign oil and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by taking an integrated approach that includes the vehicle, plus the fuel, plus the driver.

"We are at a critical stage in the conversation on climate change, energy consumption and environmental protection," said Alan Mulally, President and CEO of Ford Motor Company. "We all recognize it is time for action.

Ford has long supported the six major principles of USCAP, including recognizing the importance of technology and the need to be environmentally effective," he added. "We have been actively developing a range of advanced technology vehicles to address the climate change issue, reducing our energy consumption on a global basis and working to create vehicles with the environmental innovation our customers desire. We are pleased to join USCAP as the serious efforts of the Transportation Work Group get underway."

Technological innovation is central to Ford's strategy to develop sustainable solutions that meet both market needs, as well as improve the environmental performance of our products, including their impact on climate change. Ford's portfolio of short- and long-term solutions includes hybrids, improving internal combustion engines, advanced clean diesels, hydrogen fuel cells, hydrogen internal combustion engines and bio-fueled vehicles.

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles in 200 markets across six continents. With more than 280,000 employees and more than 100 plants worldwide, the company’s core and affiliated automotive brands include Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lincoln, Mercury, Volvo and Mazda. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford’s products, please visit www.fordvehicles.com.

Source: Ford.com