Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. Ford is the second-largest U.S.-based automaker and the fifth-largest in the world based on 2010 vehicle sales. At the end of 2010, Ford was the fifth largest automaker in Europe. Ford is the eighth-ranked overall American-based company in the 2010 Fortune 500 list, based on global revenues in 2009 of $118.3 billion. In 2008, Ford produced 5.532 million automobiles and employed about 213,000 employees at around 90 plants and facilities worldwide.
For this year’s report, Ford did a major reorganization of the content, grouping it into the areas that the firm has identified as the most material from a sustainability point of view: financial health, climate change, water, vehicle safety and supply chain. Ford also report on “people” –the employees and communities – as they are essential to everything the company does. In addition, the section called “Blueprint for Sustainability” discusses the foundation for the sustainability performance–its strategy, governance and management systems.