Ford is adapting to a changing world, offering up a more sustainable lineup with hot new vehicles like the F-150 PowerBoost™ and all-electric Mustang Mach-E. For this and its efforts to be more eco-friendly in manufacturing, Ford has earned the 2020 WEC Gold Medal Award for International Achievement in Sustainable Development.
With the win, Ford becomes the first automaker to win the coveted honor in its 36-year history. Michigan Congresswoman Debbie Dingell presented the award in December, praising Ford for its efforts to fight climate change and build a better world for tomorrow.
“When it comes to existential threats like climate change, we need companies like Ford who aren’t afraid to lead and do what’s right,” said Dingell. “We need corporations that see sustainability not just as a moral imperative but an economic opportunity to shape our future.”
Ford is putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to sustainability. Ford has pledged to eliminate single-use plastics in global operations by 2035, and it plans to be carbon neutral by 2050. Ford outlines these and other endeavors in its 2020 Sustainability Report.
The all-American brand is also committed to bringing sustainable vehicles that are still fun to drive to the people. And with the Mustang Mach-E hitting the market and an all-electric F-150 on the horizon, it’s fair to say that the future looks bright with Ford.
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