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Known for Ford, Lincoln

Ford is a publicly listed auto manufacturer headquartered in Dearborn, United States. In 2019 it had US$155.9 billion in revenue and sales of over 4.5 million vehicles. The majority of Ford’s sales take place in North America and Europe. The company sells vehicles in small volumes across 36 other countries, including China and Brazil.

Assessment Note

Ford received a full ACT assessment in 2019.

Performance module name Performance module score Rank (0-30)


2.9 /3 #1

Material Investment

0.0 /0.4 #12

Intangible Investment

2.4 /2.4 #1

Sold product performance

1.5 /7 #28


1.2 /2.2 #6


0.6 /1.2 #4


0.0 /0.8 #15

Policy Engagement

0.1 /1.2 #22

Business Model

0.5 /1.8 #7

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Ford’s progress on the electrification of its vehicles is limited. The company had a small low-carbon vehicle share of just 0.5 percent in 2019, a decline from 1.1 percent in 2018. This reflects poor performance on engagement activities to shift consumer preference away from high-emitting vehicles.

Ford’s ambition on electrification is also limited. It plans to make conventional hybrid and plug-in hybrid options available for 50 percent of models by 2022-2026. Conventional hybrids are not considered low carbon in this assessment, as they do not remove the need for fossil fuel. Ford has committed about US$2 billion per year to these electrified vehicle solutions by 2022. It should direct investment towards much more ambitious low-carbon vehicle sales targets and more fully electric vehicles if it is to align with its well below 2-degree pathway.

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More about the company

Ownership structure
Publicly listed
Revenue (2019)
US$155.9 billion
Number of vehicles sold (2019)