In December, GWC Member Ford Motor Company announced plans to target a 30 percent reduction by 2015 in the amount of water used to produce each vehicle. From the Press Release:
Ford’s latest water reduction initiatives are designed to build on the success the company has had with its Global Water Management Initiative that launched in 2000. Between 2000 and 2010, Ford reduced its global water use by 62 percent, or 10.5 billion gallons. That’s the equivalent of how much water 105,000 average American residences use annually, based on figures from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Ford also released an infographic showing the magnitude of the water savings reached since the launch of the Global Water Management Initiative:
Ford is committed to reporting on its water reduction target and will communicate progress in the company’s annual sustainability report and through participation in the Carbon Disclosure Project’s Water Disclosure Project.
Read the full press release here.