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Go Further: BETTER WORLD

Ford’s commitment to India is not just business centric. At the heart of the company’s business plans are people and communities. With unwavering commitment to the country and its people, Ford’s CSR initiatives are a reflection of its ‘Go Further’ journey in India.

Go Further: BETTER WORLD

Ford’s commitment to India is not just business centric. At the heart of the company’s business plans are people and communities. With unwavering commitment to the country and its people, Ford’s CSR initiatives are a reflection of its ‘Go Further’ journey in India.

  • Operation Better World

    Operation Better World

    Operation Better World

    Going Further to make areas around its operations in Tamil Nadu, India a better place, Ford India in association with Ford Motor Company Fund announced Operation Better World in 2012. The endeavour is to address issues related to Education, Sustainability, Auto Safety and Local Priorities - the 4 priorities outlined by Ford Motor Company Fund.

    Ford India has adopted the Allies and Associations route wherein Ford operates the program with the assistance of GlobalGiving, local NGO partners and strong volunteer-led support from its employees in Ford India Private Limited and Global Business Services. Through active involvement, the goal is to build relationships with organizations that have a well-defined sense of purpose, a demonstrated commitment to maximizing available resources and a reputation for meeting objectives and delivering high-quality programs and services to the community.

    Going Further to make areas around its operations in Tamil Nadu, India a better place, Ford India in association with Ford Motor Company Fund announced Operation Better World in 2012. The endeavour is to address issues related to Education, Sustainability, Auto Safety and Local Priorities - the 4 priorities outlined by Ford Motor Company Fund.

    Ford India has adopted the Allies and Associations route wherein Ford operates the program with the assistance of GlobalGiving, local NGO partners and strong volunteer-led support from its employees in Ford India Private Limited and Global Business Services. Through active involvement, the goal is to build relationships with organizations that have a well-defined sense of purpose, a demonstrated commitment to maximizing available resources and a reputation for meeting objectives and delivering high-quality programs and services to the community.

  • Focus on Education

    Focus on Education

    Focus on Education

    Going further in its commitment to lay foundations for a Better World, Ford India announced the launch of its Happy School's' program in Chennai, in September 2014.

    As part of the Happy Schools program, Ford is partnering with reputed NGOs working in the field of education to collectively conceptualize and design a social intervention model that addresses the identified gaps in the areas of academics, health, nutrition and infrastructure. A critical component of the intervention will be engagement with key stakeholders, including the management in schools, the teachers and parents, in order to create a sustained support system for the child.

    The program will be implemented in schools close to Ford’s operations in Chennai, Sanand and Gurgaon.

    Ford is also currently supporting a pilot project aimed at addressing the issue of dropout rate amongst girls in 2 schools in Chennai, as well as an infrastructure enhancement project in 2 schools near its upcoming manufacturing facility in Sanand, Gujarat.

    Our partners for the various education-related initiatives include Vidyarambam, Hand in Hand India, Kalanjiyam Trust, Agastya Foundation, NalandaWay Foundation, the Rotary Club and Round Table.

    Going further in its commitment to lay foundations for a Better World, Ford India announced the launch of its Happy School's' program in Chennai, in September 2014.

    As part of the Happy Schools program, Ford is partnering with reputed NGOs working in the field of education to collectively conceptualize and design a social intervention model that addresses the identified gaps in the areas of academics, health, nutrition and infrastructure. A critical component of the intervention will be engagement with key stakeholders, including the management in schools, the teachers and parents, in order to create a sustained support system for the child.

    The program will be implemented in schools close to Ford’s operations in Chennai, Sanand and Gurgaon.

    Ford is also currently supporting a pilot project aimed at addressing the issue of dropout rate amongst girls in 2 schools in Chennai, as well as an infrastructure enhancement project in 2 schools near its upcoming manufacturing facility in Sanand, Gujarat.

    Our partners for the various education-related initiatives include Vidyarambam, Hand in Hand India, Kalanjiyam Trust, Agastya Foundation, NalandaWay Foundation, the Rotary Club and Round Table.

  • Focus on Communities – Local Priorities

    Focus on Communities – Local Priorities

    Focus on Communities – Local Priorities

    Ford supports a tailoring training program for women in 7 villages close to the plant. More than 600 women have been trained in this skill over the last two years, of whom a significant number have started leveraging this as an additional source of income. Aimed at enabling the women to enhance their employability, this program is one of Ford’s key initiatives towards women’s empowerment.

    Another key program that Ford supports is a Maternal & Child Healthcare intervention in Kalvarayan Hills in Villupuram district, 300 kms from the Chennai facility. Ford’s program is aimed at enabling access to quality healthcare for expectant mothers in the region, while also including community awareness initiatives that address other issues here like child marriage and dropout rate amongst girls. A unique feature about this program is that Ford is working with IIT-RTBI, to explore how technology can be leveraged to address on-ground social needs.

    Ford India has been supporting Sanjeevi, a primary healthcare centre near the plant for close to 15 years. Over the years, the centre has provided near-free medical care to more than 400,000 people in surrounding villages. The centre also organizes various awareness camps, in order to reach out to the community and volunteers from Ford participate in these camps.

    Recently, Ford also commissioned a project to upgrade infrastructure and facilities at a community health centre that is located close to its upcoming facility in Sanand, Gujarat.

    Some of the NGOs that Ford has partnered for programs addressing local priorities include Round Table, Society for Poor People Development, Hand in Hand India and Rotary Club.

    Ford’s Chennai Vehicle Assembly and Engine Plant has been named as the largest Voluntary Blood Donor in the Industrial Category in Tamil Nadu for 13 consecutive years. In 2012, Ford in India received twin honors from the Red Cross, with the Chennai plant being recognized as the Highest Voluntary Blood Donor in the Industrial segment and Ford’s Global Business Services being recognized as the Highest Voluntary Blood Donor in the IT segment in Tamil Nadu.

    Ford supports a tailoring training program for women in 7 villages close to the plant. More than 600 women have been trained in this skill over the last two years, of whom a significant number have started leveraging this as an additional source of income. Aimed at enabling the women to enhance their employability, this program is one of Ford’s key initiatives towards women’s empowerment.

    Another key program that Ford supports is a Maternal & Child Healthcare intervention in Kalvarayan Hills in Villupuram district, 300 kms from the Chennai facility. Ford’s program is aimed at enabling access to quality healthcare for expectant mothers in the region, while also including community awareness initiatives that address other issues here like child marriage and dropout rate amongst girls. A unique feature about this program is that Ford is working with IIT-RTBI, to explore how technology can be leveraged to address on-ground social needs.

    Ford India has been supporting Sanjeevi, a primary healthcare centre near the plant for close to 15 years. Over the years, the centre has provided near-free medical care to more than 400,000 people in surrounding villages. The centre also organizes various awareness camps, in order to reach out to the community and volunteers from Ford participate in these camps.

    Recently, Ford also commissioned a project to upgrade infrastructure and facilities at a community health centre that is located close to its upcoming facility in Sanand, Gujarat.

    Some of the NGOs that Ford has partnered for programs addressing local priorities include Round Table, Society for Poor People Development, Hand in Hand India and Rotary Club.

    Ford’s Chennai Vehicle Assembly and Engine Plant has been named as the largest Voluntary Blood Donor in the Industrial Category in Tamil Nadu for 13 consecutive years. In 2012, Ford in India received twin honors from the Red Cross, with the Chennai plant being recognized as the Highest Voluntary Blood Donor in the Industrial segment and Ford’s Global Business Services being recognized as the Highest Voluntary Blood Donor in the IT segment in Tamil Nadu.

  • Focus on Auto Safety Through Driving Skills for Life

    Focus on Auto Safety Through Driving Skills for Life

    Driving Skills for Life is a global corporate social responsibility and road safety awareness program by Ford Motor Company that encourages old and new drivers to use effective driving tips and techniques leading to safe, economic and eco- friendly driving. Launched in 2009 in India, the program is in keeping with Ford’s objective of creating Safe Roads and a Better World. The program focuses on safe driving, while emphasizing on maximising the driving experience through economic and eco-friendly driving behaviour (including anticipation of road conditions, applying fuel-efficient driving techniques, avoiding over speeding and having a well-maintained vehicle). Our trainers have been a part of an intensive training conducted by global experts, who have pioneered this program for Ford Motor Company in many countries.

    Year after year, the DSFL program is working towards reducing the number of traffic fatalities and injuries by reinforcing safe and economical driving skills and has trained more than 11,000 people in India since its launch here. Special sessions have been facilitated for Corporates, Traffic Police, Defence Personnel, Rotary Clubs and Madras Cosmopolitan Round Table (MCRT), Fleet Drivers and Dealers.

    Driving Skills for Life is a global corporate social responsibility and road safety awareness program by Ford Motor Company that encourages old and new drivers to use effective driving tips and techniques leading to safe, economic and eco- friendly driving. Launched in 2009 in India, the program is in keeping with Ford’s objective of creating Safe Roads and a Better World. The program focuses on safe driving, while emphasizing on maximising the driving experience through economic and eco-friendly driving behaviour (including anticipation of road conditions, applying fuel-efficient driving techniques, avoiding over speeding and having a well-maintained vehicle). Our trainers have been a part of an intensive training conducted by global experts, who have pioneered this program for Ford Motor Company in many countries.

    Year after year, the DSFL program is working towards reducing the number of traffic fatalities and injuries by reinforcing safe and economical driving skills and has trained more than 11,000 people in India since its launch here. Special sessions have been facilitated for Corporates, Traffic Police, Defence Personnel, Rotary Clubs and Madras Cosmopolitan Round Table (MCRT), Fleet Drivers and Dealers.

  • Focus on Water/ Sustainability

    Focus on Water/ Sustainability

    Focus on Water/ Sustainability

    Ford India launched the first phase of its cohesive community outreach initiative in Sanand, Gujarat to improve access to safe drinking water for children from neighboring communities.

    In the first phase, 30 filters were installed in anganwadis and primary schools, across 18 villages, reaching out to more than 1000 children. The installation of the water filters was combined with strong community awareness initiatives, to ensure ownership at the local level and also make the initiative sustainable. The anganwadis-staff and parents of the children were also given information regarding issues related to child health, which ranges from a balanced diet for children, immunization and vaccination schedules, and the importance of health check-ups.

    Ford has partnered with Ahmedabad-based NGO, Saath Charitable Trust, to implement the project, which aims to progressively expand and cover children across 70 villages.

    Ford will soon commence the scientific restoration of the Thirukachur lake, which is located close to its Chennai facility. As part of this, the lake will be de-silted and the water-holding capacity will be enhanced, which will be to the benefit of the local community. Last de-silted in 1976, the water from this lake benefits communities across 4 villages. De-silting the lake will help improve the quality of ground water, while improving the biodiversity of surrounding areas and help in increasing the survival of both flora and fauna in this region. 

    Ford India launched the first phase of its cohesive community outreach initiative in Sanand, Gujarat to improve access to safe drinking water for children from neighboring communities.

    In the first phase, 30 filters were installed in anganwadis and primary schools, across 18 villages, reaching out to more than 1000 children. The installation of the water filters was combined with strong community awareness initiatives, to ensure ownership at the local level and also make the initiative sustainable. The anganwadis-staff and parents of the children were also given information regarding issues related to child health, which ranges from a balanced diet for children, immunization and vaccination schedules, and the importance of health check-ups.

    Ford has partnered with Ahmedabad-based NGO, Saath Charitable Trust, to implement the project, which aims to progressively expand and cover children across 70 villages.

    Ford will soon commence the scientific restoration of the Thirukachur lake, which is located close to its Chennai facility. As part of this, the lake will be de-silted and the water-holding capacity will be enhanced, which will be to the benefit of the local community. Last de-silted in 1976, the water from this lake benefits communities across 4 villages. De-silting the lake will help improve the quality of ground water, while improving the biodiversity of surrounding areas and help in increasing the survival of both flora and fauna in this region. 

  • Driving Volunteerism

    Driving Volunteerism

    Driving Volunteerism

    Ford’s volunteering program is an ongoing activity that extends throughout the year, supported by the enthusiasm of the volunteers and the company’s community leave policy. And the biggest volunteer effort comes each September during the annual Global Week of Caring.

    During the recently-concluded GWC 2014, close to 2000 volunteers across Ford in India spread across Chennai, Coimbatore, Sanand and Delhi spent more than 10,000 man hours, in various community outreach initiatives addressing education, health, environment, women’s empowerment & humanitarian support.

    In 2013, Ford employees came together to mobilize relief for the victims of the Uttarakhand flood disaster. Besides contributions from Ford and Ford employees, the donation in aid of the flood victims, included contributions from Ford’s dealer-partners. Ford employees also joined hands to collect much-needed relief materials, including clothes, shoes, blankets and linen, in aid of those affected by cyclone Phailin.

    Ford India CSR Policy

    Ford’s volunteering program is an ongoing activity that extends throughout the year, supported by the enthusiasm of the volunteers and the company’s community leave policy. And the biggest volunteer effort comes each September during the annual Global Week of Caring.

    During the recently-concluded GWC 2014, close to 2000 volunteers across Ford in India spread across Chennai, Coimbatore, Sanand and Delhi spent more than 10,000 man hours, in various community outreach initiatives addressing education, health, environment, women’s empowerment & humanitarian support.

    In 2013, Ford employees came together to mobilize relief for the victims of the Uttarakhand flood disaster. Besides contributions from Ford and Ford employees, the donation in aid of the flood victims, included contributions from Ford’s dealer-partners. Ford employees also joined hands to collect much-needed relief materials, including clothes, shoes, blankets and linen, in aid of those affected by cyclone Phailin.

    Ford India CSR Policy

  • WHISTLE BLOWER POLICY/ VIGIL MECHANISM

    WHISTLE BLOWER POLICY/ VIGIL MECHANISM

    In its endeavour to provide its directors or employee a secure and a fearless working environment and in terms of provisions of Section 177 of the Companies Act, 2013, the Board of Directors (“the Board”) of Ford India Private Limited (‘the Company”) have decided to follow Code of Conduct (Corporate Policies and Directives) issued by Ford Motor Company in November 2007, which describes all employees to know and comply with the spirit and the letter of all Company policies and legal requirements related to their work and promptly report any known or suspected violations of Corporate Policy or legal requirements related to the operation of the business, including any known or suspected cases of fraud, losses, misuse of computer resources or intellectual property, security or safety concerns, or other improprieties promptly to one of the following:

    1. Human Resources / Personnel Relations
    2. The General Auditor's Office
    3. The Office of the General Counsel or your local Legal Office
    4. Free, 24-hour hotlines
    5. Regional Investigation Coordinator
    6. Local Incident Coordinators (where applicable)
    7. Recipients authorized under local procedures

    The employees can also report any violation of Company policies and legal requirements to any member of the Board. The details of Company policies and how to report any violation can be accessed on Ford intranet website. The employees can also contact the Secretarial department if you have any questions or need any clarifications.

    In its endeavour to provide its directors or employee a secure and a fearless working environment and in terms of provisions of Section 177 of the Companies Act, 2013, the Board of Directors (“the Board”) of Ford India Private Limited (‘the Company”) have decided to follow Code of Conduct (Corporate Policies and Directives) issued by Ford Motor Company in November 2007, which describes all employees to know and comply with the spirit and the letter of all Company policies and legal requirements related to their work and promptly report any known or suspected violations of Corporate Policy or legal requirements related to the operation of the business, including any known or suspected cases of fraud, losses, misuse of computer resources or intellectual property, security or safety concerns, or other improprieties promptly to one of the following:

    1. Human Resources / Personnel Relations
    2. The General Auditor's Office
    3. The Office of the General Counsel or your local Legal Office
    4. Free, 24-hour hotlines
    5. Regional Investigation Coordinator
    6. Local Incident Coordinators (where applicable)
    7. Recipients authorized under local procedures

    The employees can also report any violation of Company policies and legal requirements to any member of the Board. The details of Company policies and how to report any violation can be accessed on Ford intranet website. The employees can also contact the Secretarial department if you have any questions or need any clarifications.