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Ford Named Top Automaker In 2024 Supply Chain Report

In recent years, Ford’s sustainability efforts – which include everything from securing low carbon steel to running future plants on carbon-free power – have earned the automaker plenty of recognition from a variety of sources. In fact, Ford has recently landed on 3BL’s list of the Best Corporate Citizens, Norfolk Southern Corp’s Thoroughbred Sustainability Partner Awards, and LexisNexis’ Exploring the Global Sustainable Innovation Landscape: The Top 100 Companies and Beyond list, and FoMoCo also helped launch the Partnership for Electric Pathways (PEP), which plans to work with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to secure a viable pathway for renewable electricity. Now, this trend continues, as Ford was just named as the top automaker in the 2024 Lead the Charge Coalition Leaderboard report.

Ford F-150 Lightning Rouge Electric Vehicle Center Expansion - Exterior 002 - Rear Three Quarters

Lead the Charge conducts this study each year to evaluate the efforts of major automakers to ensure that their supply chains are equitable and sustainable. Last year, Ford ranked second on this list, but moved up to the top spot this year amid its investments in creating a more sustainable and responsible global supply chain. To come up with these rankings, Lead the Charge takes into account a variety of factors, including the efforts of each company to reduce emissions, be more environmentally friendly, and eliminate human rights violations from each respective supply chain.

In that regard, Ford claimed the top spot from Mercedes-Benz with a score of 42 percent, which is nine percentage points higher than 2023. It also finished first in the humans rights category with a score of 54 percent, and managed a strong score of 86 percent in terms of responsible mineral sourcing. Additionally, Ford was one of just two automakers to score over 50 percent in the worker’s rights category, to boot.

Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center F-150 Lightning Production Process - Exterior 001 - Front Three Quarters
“As we continue to advance our commitment to a carbon neutral future, our global supply chain is a critical part of the equation, and working with credible third parties helps us drive continuous improvement globally,” said Bob Holycross, Vice President, Chief Sustainability, Environment and Safety Officer, Ford Motor Company. “We’re honored to be recognized by Lead the Charge Coalition as the top global automaker for our efforts to build a supply chain that is good for people and the planet, reflecting Ford’s purpose to help build a better world.”

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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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  1. bridget

    HA HA HA

  2. StarLord

    If only they had supply chains. My 2023 F150 Platinum is really just plated aluminum with all the options deleted because of supply chain problems.

  3. Thomas

    Good joke.
    We have been waiting for the doors to Ecosport for three months!!!!!


    Well if Ford is the best. I must assume the other manufacturers are not as open as Ford in disclosing their supply chain issues. Kudos to Ford for their public disclosure.


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