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Ford looks to bamboo to grow its use of sustainable composites - Plastics News

Ford looks to bamboo to grow its use of sustainable composites - Plastics News | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

"One of the things we've been trying to do is develop materials that are valuable waste products, side products, in various parts of the globe," said Deborah Mielewski, who leads the sustainable materials team of Ford's research department. "Instead of shipping materials, as we currently do, all over the place ... we're trying to look at what's readily available and plentiful in various parts of the globe and then develop the materials around that."

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A step in the right direction: As a fast-growing and resource-efficient crop, bamboo and bamboo fibers offer Ford a way to be environmentally sustainable, while the fact that they are 15% to 20% lighter than traditional reinforcing materials- such as glass fiber - offers them a way to be economically efficient.

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Supply Chain News: Ford Details Approach to Supplier Engagement and Sustainability

Supply Chain News: Ford Details Approach to Supplier Engagement and Sustainability | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

In a recent issue of ISM's Inside Supply Management, Jonathan Newton, global lead - supply chain sustainability for Ford Motor Company, shared some insights into the way Ford is engaging suppliers generally and specifically in terms of sustainability.

EcoVadis's insight:

This article from Supply Chain Digest details Ford's supply chain engagement measures at tier 1 level. This includes capacity building, a formalized engagement program and industry collaboration. It would be interesting to know further which specific mechanisms the company has in place to assess its suppliers, how many audits are carried out, what is Ford's global CSR risk management approach...

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Ford’s Enhanced PACE Program Could Cut 500,000 Metric Tons from Supply Chain 

Ford’s Enhanced PACE Program Could Cut 500,000 Metric Tons from Supply Chain  | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Ford Motor Companyhas launched an enhanced version of its Partnership for a Cleaner Environment (PACE) program in an effort to reduce the environmental footprint of its supply chain. The program, which originally focused on water and energy conservation, has now grown to more than 40 suppliers in 40 countries and offers best practices for reducing waste, carbon dioxide and air emissions.
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Ford has set initiatives to ensure a sustainable supply chain. What have you put in place in your business?

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