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LexisNexis Recognizes Ford for Sustainable Innovation to Address Critical Global Challenges

DEARBORN, Mich., July 11, 2023 – Ford today received recognition for its exceptional contributions to meeting technological, climate, poverty and sustainability challenges in “Exploring the Global Sustainable Innovation Landscape: The Top 100 Companies and Beyond” by LexisNexis®. This first-of-its-kind report ranks companies according to the potential of their patent portfolios to advance innovation toward the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Ford has been ranked #12 on the Top 100 list – the highest ranking for a US automotive company – joining a prestigious list of corporate patent owners advancing transformative solutions to drive environmental and social progress.

“Ford is honored to be recognized as a Member of the Top 100 and proud to be among the leaders aligning their businesses with sustainable development goals,” said Bob Holycross, Chief Sustainability, Environment & Safety Officer. “In our aim to be carbon neutral by 2050, we know that it’s going to take a lot of hard work and a lot of innovation to get us there. We also know that we can’t get there alone. That’s why it’s so inspiring to see how a host of companies are exploring novel approaches to protect the planet, improve lives, and like Ford, working to build a better world.”  

Ford is focusing on three areas that account for approximately 95 percent of the company’s carbon emissions: facilities, vehicles and the supply chain. The company has invested $50 billion through 2026 to develop and manufacture electric vehicles and batteries, and is currently on the path to reach a targeted annual production run rate of 600,000 EVs by the end of 2023 and more than 2 million by the end of 2026. Ford’s definition of sustainability is broad, and also encompasses efforts to protect people and the planet by adopting more sustainable manufacturing processes, recycling materials and reducing waste, fostering DEI, investing in communities, and protecting human rights.

For more about the release of The Top 100 report, click here. To download the full report, view the complete ranking of the Top 100 companies and learn about the report’s groundbreaking approach to mapping patents to the SDGs, visit the LexisNexis® Intellectual Property Solutions website.

The Road to Better is Ford’s commitment to building a more sustainable, inclusive and equitable transportation future where every person is free to move and pursue their dreams. To learn more, visit 

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan, committed to helping build a better world, where every person is free to move and pursue their dreams.  The company’s Ford+ plan for growth and value creation combines existing strengths, new capabilities and always-on relationships with customers to enrich experiences for customers and deepen their loyalty.  Ford develops and delivers innovative, must-have Ford trucks, sport utility vehicles, commercial vans and cars and Lincoln luxury vehicles, along with connected services.  The company does that through three customer-centered business segments:  Ford Blue, engineering iconic gas-powered and hybrid vehicles; Ford Model e, inventing breakthrough EVs along with embedded software that defines exceptional digital experiences for all customers; and Ford Pro, helping commercial customers transform and expand their businesses with vehicles and services tailored to their needs.  Additionally, Ford provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company.  Ford employs about 176,000 people worldwide.  More information about the company and its products and services is available at

About LexisNexis® Intellectual Property Solutions

LexisNexis® Intellectual Property Solutions brings clarity to innovation for businesses worldwide. We enable innovators to accomplish more by helping them make informed decisions, be more productive, comply with regulations, and ultimately achieve competitive advantage for their business. Our broad suite of workflow and analytics solutions (LexisNexis® PatentSight®, LexisNexis Cipher™, LexisNexis® IPlytics™, LexisNexis PatentOptimizer®, LexisNexis PatentAdvisor®, and LexisNexis TotalPatent One®, LexisNexis®

IP DataDirect), enables companies to be more efficient and effective at bringing meaningful innovations to our world. We are proud to directly support and serve these innovators in their endeavors to better humankind.

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