Climate Change

Ford Motor

Brands and Associated Companies Lincoln Mercury F 150 Mustang
InfluenceMap Score
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Dearborn, United States
Brands and Associated Companies
Lincoln, Mercury, F 150, Mustang
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Ford appears to be opposing several strands of climate change regulation that impact the automotive sector. It has voiced concerns on the commercial feasibility of the 2022-2025 US CAFE vehicle efficiency standards, stating in 2015 its ability to "comply with the 2022–2025 model year standards remains unclear". It described the policies as "misaligned with market conditions". Ford appeared concerned about California's Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) program in December 2015, stating that "compliance with the 2018 - 2025 model year ZEV rules could have a substantial adverse effect on our sales volumes and profits" and its policy engagement strategy would be to ensure "requirements are feasible and not excessively burdensome". Ford does not see the decline of combustion engines for "quite some time", it has however advocated its support for the electrification of transportation. Ford's senior executives are active in several trade associations which appear to be opposing climate change legislation, notably the National Association of Manufacturing, the European Automobile Manufacturers Associations (ACEA) and the US Chamber of Commerce.

QUESTIONS SOURCES Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency 2 NS -1 NS -1 NS NS NA
Climate Science Stance 1 NS NA NS NS NS NS NA
Need for climate regulations NS NS NS NS NS 0 0 NA
UN Treaty Support NS NS NA NS NS NS NS NA
Transparency on Legislation 0 NA 0 NA NA NA NS 0
Emissions Trading 1 NS -1 NS NS NS NS NA
Energy Efficiency Standards -1 NS 1 1 NS 0 -1 NA
Renewable Energy Legislation 0 NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Energy Policy and Mix -1 NS NS NS NS NS 0 NA
GHG Emission Standards -2 NS 0 0 -1 -1 -2 NA
Disclosure on Relationships -1 NS -1 NA NA NA NS -1
Strength of Relationship

How to Read our Relationship Score Map

In this section, we depict graphically the relationships the corporation has with trade associations, federations, advocacy groups and other third parties who may be acting on their behalf to influence climate change policy. Each of the columns above represents one relationship the corporation appears to have with such a third party. In these columns, the top, dark section represents the strength of the relationship the corporation has with the influencer. For example if a corporation's senior executive also held a key role in the trade association, we would deem this to be a strong relationship and it would be on the far left of the chart above, with the weaker ones to the right. Click on these grey shaded upper sections for details of these relationships. The middle section contains a link to the organization score details of the influencer concerned, so you can see the details of its climate change policy influence. Click on the middle sections for for details of the trade associations. The lower section contains the organization score of that influencer, the lower the more negatively it is influencing climate policy.