"More than ever, we at Ford Motor Company are committed to the responsible use of resources," said John Viera, director, Sustainability & Environmental Policy. "Participating in Earth Hour is a simple yet significant symbol of Ford's recognition of the importance of environmental sustainability. By working together and continuing to focus on responsible resource use, we can help protect our future."
Earth Hour isn’t the only place Ford is recognized in participating in sustainable practices. The company has also been awarded its fifth straight ENERGY STAR® Award for Sustained Excellence from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The award recognizes companies that show leadership and commitment to protecting the environment through energy efficiency. According to their press release, Ford improved energy efficiency in the United States by 4.6 percent in 2009, which resulted in an estimated savings of $15 million. Over the last ten years, the company has instituted policies that have resulted in more than a 30% increase in energy efficiency.
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