With a strong focus on practices that drive energy management, Ford’s Chennai Vehicle Assembly and Engine Plant (CVAEP) achieved a reduction of 16 percent in terms of energy consumed per car produced since 2009.
Continuous improvement measures have also led to a reduction of 30 percent in water consumed per car produced, while volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions reduced by close to 40 percent, over the same period.
The plant treats 100 percent of its waste water which is reused within the facility, making this a zero liquid discharge facility. The entire hazardous waste generated is either recycled or co-processed into allied cement industries, making this plant a zero landfill facility.
The Chennai plant was adjudged as the Excellent Energy Efficiency Unit at the 15th CII National Energy Management Awards in 2014, out of a 100 shortlisted companies, in recognition of the plant’s various energy-saving initiatives. Similarly, the paint facility at Sanand will use Ford’s innovative three-wet paint process that allows three coats of paint to be applied and dried simultaneously. The energy efficient process significantly reduces wastage, energy consumption and helps in lowering paint shop carbon-dioxide emissions by up to 25 percent.
Our commitment to the environment is reflected not only in its manufacturing processes, but also in its vehicle and engine offerings. More than 2 million consumers around the world have opted for EcoBoost powered vehicles. The 1.0L EcoBoost engine was unanimously awarded the ‘International Engine of the Year’ award for 3 years in a row in 2012, 2013 and 2014 by a panel of over 82 automotive journalists from across 35 countries.
The goal of the One Ford strategy is to create profitable growth for all and this is intrinsically linked with the sustainability strategy. Around the world, Ford operations endeavors to integrate sustainability issues into business practices and manage them like other key issues. Ford will continue to identify emerging environment-related challenges and opportunities and to mobilize resources within the company to address them, which will help Ford remain competitive in a changing world.
How Green is Ford
- 16% less energy since 2009
- 30% less water since 2009
- 40% less emission of volatile organic compound
- 100% waste water reuse
- Zero landfill
The Chennai plant was adjudged as the Excellent Energy Efficiency Unit at the 15th CII National Energy Management Awards in 2014, out of a 100 shortlisted companies.