Ford joins at the New Deal For Europe for a sustainable Europe
Ford has joined the New Deal for Europe initiative to foster greater cooperation and innovation for a sustainable future.
The New Deal calls on businesses, governments, organisations and policy-makers to work together to develop a comprehensive sustainable Europe 2030 strategy based on the United Nations Development Goals and the Paris Climate Accord. The strategy shall balance environmental, economic and societal needs while tackling the challenges of climate change.
On the road to developing the sustainable Europe 2030 strategy, businesses and governments shall set up collaborative platforms and finance models to create a sustainable economy that works towards social cohesion and lifelong employment.
Key Ford sustainability goals include eliminating single-use plastics from operations by 2030 and using 100 per cent renewable energy for all manufacturing plants globally by 2035. For more than ten years, Ford has used 100 per cent green electric power at all of its facilities in Cologne by facilitating renewable energy provided by the local energy supplier.
Earlier this year, Ford committed that all the company’s future nameplates would include an electrified option. The company will launch 17 electrified models for Europe by 2023 that are designed to help make cities cleaner and quieter by increasingly using more environmentally friendly electric power.