In light of the environmental problems of today, Ford Motor Company has committed itself to increase the use of eco-friendly materials in its manufacturing processes and final products. One of the best examples for this is the fact that Ford recycles used cotton from used jeans and T-shirts to make bonnet, dashboard and floor carpet insulators and interior padding.
The company has designed EMOS — the Energy Management Operating System. The objective of setting the system is to save energy and reduce waste at every stage of a business — from manufacturing vehicles in plants across the world to the offices, dealerships and people. Through this system, Ford has cut the energy use per vehicle’s production by more than 21%, from 2011 to 2013 in its Asia Pacific region operations.
“With a vision to promote sustainable development, we have adopted some of these best practices in our Chennai factory as well. We have been making conscious efforts towards a sustainable future by incorporating several green practices in our manufacturing processes. We are re-using 100% of the waste water generated in the plant, and have reduced electricity consumption per car by 10%. 100% of the hazardous waste generated is either recycled or co-processed in the cement industries - making it a zero landfill plant. We are also committed to promote green processes across our value chain.” commented P. Senthil Kumar, Vice President of Vehicle Operations, Ford India.