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Changan Ford Hangzhou Wins ‘Low-Carbon Green Factory’ Award

In recent years, Ford has certainly racked up its fair share of accolades for its efforts to become a “greener” company – including across its global manufacturing footprint. In that regard, Changan Ford – a 50/50 joint venture between Ford and Changan Automobile in China – was recognized as a 5A Enterprise in the Automotive Industry Green Development Index, while FoMoCo itself ranked 12th out of 100 companies on the LexisNexis Exploring the Global Sustainable Innovation Landscape: The Top 100 Companies and Beyond list. At the same time, Ford is incorporating more solar power into facilities like Auto Alliance Thailand (AAT) while also noting that the under-construction BlueOval City will use carbon-free power from the day it opens. Now, this trend continues, as the Changan Ford operated Hangzhou Assembly plant was just awarded the title of “”Low-Carbon Green Factory.”

Changan Ford Hangzhou Assembly Plant

This particular award is an internal one, but it does come after the Changan Ford Hangzhou plant obtained an official certification as a Zero-Waste Factory and Smart Factory in Zhejiang Province, an honor that isn’t terribly easy to obtain. In fact, officials conducted a comprehensive evaluation of the factory’s infrastructure, management system, energy usage, environmental emissions, and performance starting back in November, and several weeks later, that process wrapped up.

Changan Ford Hangzhou has undergone an extensive number of updates to get to this point as well, receiving upgraded cooling towers, new water pumps and air compressors, along with various other energy-saving measures. A grand total of 60,000 square meters of solar panels adorn the roof of the facility, which Ford says have generated 45.1 million kWh of photovoltaic electricity and reduced carbon dioxide emissions by roughly 32,000 tons since 2016.

Changan Ford Hangzhou Assembly Plant

This particular plant also previously achieved ISO14001 certification thanks to its advanced pollution prevention and control facilities, along with a long-term water conservation mechanism that supports a water reuse system. This system provides water that can be used for firefighting, green irrigation, and toilets, with 46 percent of the annual water used for these functions coming from reused wastewater.

We’ll have more on Ford’s sustainability efforts soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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