Ford Motor

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Dearborn, United States
Brands and Associated Companies:
Lincoln, Mercury, F 150, Mustang
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Ford Motor Company (Ford) appears to have influenced for weaker reforms to emissions testing and does not appear to support EU NOx policy. In an email from Ford to the European Commission sent on March 19 2015, Ford stated that “together with ACEA” they had actively participated in the technical discussions over RDE. Ford described EC proposals as “contrary to all principles of good regulation, and therefore, unacceptable for the automotive industry.” Correspondingly, Ford encouraged the European Commission to include provisions that relaxed testing stringency and introduced a delayed phasing-in of the new testing procedures, in line with ACEA’s proposals. Transport and Environment director, Greg Archer, has also suggested that "Ford influenced in the UK at a very high level" for support of a weakened Conformity Factor in a recent vote by Member States in the EC. Ford also appears to suggest that they are preparing for the delayed implementation of testing reform and that the European Commission had assured them that if this did not happen the stringency of meeting the corresponding NOx targets would be relaxed. Although on their website they have also recognized the role of Euro 5 and 6 standards in reducing NOx emissions in vehicles, in their Annual Findings Ford appear to stress the negative commercial impacts of EU NOx regulations. In addition, Ford of Britain Chairman and Managing Director Mark Ovenden appears generally to oppose EU NOx policy, arguing instead for a market approach for meeting “CO2 and air quality goals.” Ford is a member of ACEA.


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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.