Ford Motor

InfluenceMap Score
D-
Performance Band
48%
Organisation Score
33%
Relationship Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Automotive
Head​quarters:
Dearborn, United States
Brands and Associated Companies
Lincoln, Mercury, F 150, Mustang
Official Web Site:

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 and GHG vehicle efficiency standards. In direct consultation with policy makers in 2016, Ford opposed the EPA's 2016 technical assessment and final determination of US GHG vehicle emission standards, stressing concerns around customer preference. In January 2017, former Ford CEO Mark Fields lobbied president Trump directly, claiming that the current levels of stringency would cost the US "1 million jobs" if they were not relaxed. Ford also appears not to support California's Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) program and, in its 2016 SEC 10 K filing stated that "Compliance with ZEV rules could have a substantial adverse effect on our sales volumes and profits" and that its policy engagement strategy would actively 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 European Automobile Manufacturers Associations (ACEA) and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers.

QUESTIONS
SOURCES
Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency
2 2 NS NS 1 1 NS NA
Climate Science Stance
1 1 NA NS NS 1 NS NA
Need for Climate Regulation
0 NS NS NS NS 0 0 NA
UN Treaty Support
1 1 NA NS 1 NS NS NA
Transparency on Legislation
-1 NA -1 NA NA NA NS NA
Carbon Tax
NS NS -1 NS NS NS NS NA
Emissions Trading
1 NS -1 NS NS NS NS NA
Energy Efficiency Standards
0 -1 1 0 0 0 -1 NA
Renewable Energy Legislation
0 NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Energy Policy and Mix
0 NS NS 1 NS 1 -1 NA
GHG Emission Standards
0 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 NA
Disclosure on Relationships
-1 NS -1 NA NA NA NS NA
Climate Lobbying Governance
NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NS
Strength of Relationship
STRONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEAK
 
21%
 
21%
 
35%
 
35%
 
33%
 
33%
 
36%
 
36%
 
32%
 
32%
 
47%
 
47%
 
22%
 
22%
 
44%
 
44%
 
41%
 
41%

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.