Ford has received its fair share of recognition for its ongoing sustainability efforts over the past few years, a list that includes winning a gold medal award in the World Environment Center (WEC)’s International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development honors, ranking ninth on 3BL Media’s 2022 Best Corporate Citizen list and finishing as the top automaker, earning a spot on Just Capital‘s 2022 Industry Leader for Environmental Efforts list, and even launching its own sustainability report, all while planning to use carbon-free power at the BlueOval City site when it begins operating in 2025. Now, the accolades continue to roll in, as Ford has just been recognized by LexisNexis for its sustainability efforts, too.
LexisNexis Intellectual Property Solutions – an analytics and workflow solutions company – ranked Ford 12th out of 100 companies on its latest “Exploring the Global Sustainable Innovation Landscape: The Top 100 Companies and Beyond” list, which was the highest of any automotive company. This report ranks companies according to the potential of their patent portfolios to advance innovation toward the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) while also recognizing those organizations for their exceptional contributions to meeting technological, climate, poverty, and sustainability challenges.
Ford achieved this honor for a variety of reasons, including its push to reduce carbon emissions in its manufacturing operations and supply chain, expand its all-electric vehicle lineup, adopt more sustainable manufacturing processes, recycling materials and reducing waste, fostering DEI, investing in communities, and protecting human rights.
“Ford is honored to be recognized as a Member of the Top 100 and proud to be among the leaders aligning their businesses with sustainable development goals,” said Bob Holycross, Chief Sustainability, Environment & Safety Officer. “In our aim to be carbon neutral by 2050, we know that it’s going to take a lot of hard work and a lot of innovation to get us there. We also know that we can’t get there alone. That’s why it’s so inspiring to see how a host of companies are exploring novel approaches to protect the planet, improve lives, and like Ford, working to build a better world.”