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Ford joins voluntary greenhouse gas reporting in India

Last Updated: Monday, July 22, 2013 - 18:39

New Delhi: US car-maker Ford Motor Co today said it has joined a recently established voluntary greenhouse gas reporting programme in India.

The programme is a joint effort between the World Resources Institute, The Energy and Resources Institute and the Confederation of Indian Industry.

"Ford's role will be to assist in the establishment of credible and verifiable greenhouse gas inventories," the company said in a statement.

The company is already participating in similar programmes in the United States, China, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina, it added.

"Voluntary reporting provides overall transparency regarding the company?s CO2 emissions and underscores the importance of the issue to Ford, which has a goal of reducing CO2 emissions at its global facilities, including two in Chennai, India, by 30 percent per vehicle by 2025," it said.

Commenting on the development, Ford India Managing Director Joginder Singh said: "Ford India is committed to bringing fuel-efficient and safe vehicles to India that our customers want and value.
And we are growing our manufacturing capabilities in India in an environmentally responsible way as part of our One Ford plan."

Ford's Chennai facility produces the Figo, Fiesta, Classic, Endeavour and EcoSport, and an engine plant that produces 17 variants of petrol and diesel engines.

A vehicle assembly and engine plant complex are under construction in Sanand, Gujarat.

PTI

First Published: Monday, July 22, 2013 - 18:39
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