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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability

Changes in the Perceived Sustainability Performance for Ford

Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on Ford and the 77 companies in the Motor Vehicle Manufacturing industry.  Ford’s overall rating moved up to 61 from 60.

This change may have been driven by progress that Fordmade in the past year in hybrid sales, such as:

ð  Ford’s share of the U.S. electrified vehicle market grew to nearly 16 percent in the first half of 2013 – a 12-point gain over last year.

ð  Ford Motor Company set a record for hybrid sales in the second quarter of 2013, with sales of 24,217 vehicles – up 517 percent over last year and up 15 percent over the first quarter of 2013.

ð  Ford has six electrified Ford and Lincoln vehicles on sale in the U.S. and is on track to triple its electrified vehicle production by the end of this year, compared with 2011.

See Ford’sCorporate Social Responsibility websitehere.

The average rating for the other companies in Motor Vehicle Manufacturingindustry shifted up one point to 52.  This allowedFordto move up to 8th place on the list, using the CSRHub average user profile, from 10thplace. Also see information about Ford on CSRHub web page here.

Fordhas a particularly strong score in the Community area of 66.  This is due to a high score in the Product category of 66—well above the average for this industry of 54.  The area with the greatest opportunity for improvement for Fordis Transparency & Reporting.  Here, Ford gets a 55—still above the average for its industry of 48.


CSRHub provides access to corporate social responsibility and sustainability ratings and information on 7,400 companies from 135 industries in 96 countries. By aggregating and normalizing the information from 257 data sources, CSRHub has created a broad, consistent rating system and a searchable database that links millions of rating elements back to their source. Managers, researchers and activists use CSRHub to benchmark company performance, learn how stakeholders evaluate company CSR practices and seek ways to change the world.

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