Ford has made it a point to put considerable effort into making its entire operation more environmentally friendly in recent years, using green bonds to fund transportation projects, setting sustainability goals for its production facilities, going landfill-free at its Dearborn headquarters, and tweaking its manufacturing processes across the globe. Those efforts have earned The Blue Oval plenty of accolades along the way as well, including a spot on Just Capital‘s 2022 Industry Leader for Environmental Efforts list, as well as being recognized as a 5A Enterprise in the 2022 Automotive Industry Green Development Index. Now, those efforts continue with Ford of Mexico, which has won yet another environmental award.
Ford of Mexico has received a Zero Waste to Landfill (ZWTL) award for the second consecutive year, which is handed out by GEN Industrial and the Association of Waste Professionals in collaboration with a variety of organizations including the Mexico City Ministry of the Environment, Works, and Services. Ford is the only automaker in Mexico to be granted a ZWTL award.
Achieving zero waste to landfill requires considerable work from Ford’s environmental managers, who work with the Environmental Quality Office to manage and monitor waste flow on a regular basis. Recently, that process includes the addition of a color-coding system that was implemented to help identify and separate the automaker’s waste that’s sent to recycling, recovery, composting, co-processing, and other destinations.
In Mexico, this is critical as that country produces 102,895 tons of landfill waste per day, or 53.1 million tons per year. However, Ford of Mexico plants have sent zero waste to those same landfills since 2014, while the company’s Global Technology and Business Center (GTBC) was designed from the start to do the same.
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