Ford reuses your old denim, Earth Day with EMOS
Ford’s green initiatives see the automaker recycles used cotton from blue jeans and T-shirts to make hood, dash and floor carpet insulators and interior padding.The move strengthens Ford’s commitment to build quality vehicles for a sustainable future emphasises on environmentally sound manufacturing at its plants.
“Ford Motor Company is a responsible manufacturer that cares for the environment and has been following several eco-friendly practices at its factories across the globe. With a vision to promote sustainable development, we have adopted some of these best practices in our Chennai factory as well. We are also committed to promote green processes across our value chain,” says P. Senthil Kumar, vice president, Vehicle Operations, Ford India.
“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. Moreover, we have substantially enhanced our utilisation of resources with the help the path-breaking green manufacturing processes,” he added.
Ford EMOS (Energy Management Operating System) saves energy and reduces waste at each stage, from manufacturing cars in plants to global offices, dealerships and people. Through EMOS, Ford has cut energy use per vehicle’s production by more than 21% between 2011 to 2013 in its Asia Pacific region operations.