Ford Motor Company’s three North American Headquarters have each gone landfill-free, sending zero waste products to garbage heaps from Canada down to Mexico.
Ford Motor has HQ facilities in Dearborn, Michigan; in Oakville, Ontario; and in Santa Fe, Mexico. As part of the automaker’s commitment to minimizing its environmental impact, Ford took steps toward a landfill waste-free future at each of its HQs more than a year ago. Ford Motor Company employees at each of these facilities were asked to separate trash from recyclable materials, and Ford Motor Company’s Headquarters in Dearborn and Oakville began sending their refuse to waste-to-energy plants, where electricity is recovered from waste materials through combustion. In Santa Fe, food waste is turned into compost.
“Our global waste strategy commits Ford to reducing waste-to-landfill, and we have made great progress at our headquarters, manufacturing plants, offices and research facilities,” said Ford Motor Co. Director of Environmental Quality Andy Hobbs. “We are proud of the efforts of our employees worldwide in their commitment to helping Ford reduce its environmental footprint.”
Ford Motor Company’s landfill-free status at each of its three North American Headquarters contributes to a company-wide reduction in landfill waste equal to about 50 percent per vehicle compared to just five years ago. In all, 59 global Ford Motor Company facilities are now landfill-free, including all manufacturing facilities in Canada or Mexico.