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Ford's Berdish Recognized as Automotive Leader for Visionary Work in Social Sustainability and Human Rights

And after just a minute or two into our conversation, I realized why the corporation has been so successful in addressing such socio-cultural issues as child labor, discrimination, corruption and worker health and safety, not only in the U.S., but at Ford facilities across the globe.

Detroit Auto Show buzzes with green technology

A widespread trend is downsizing engines, Phelan says, while adding turbochargers or superchargers to make up for the power. Many mainstream vehicles, even trucks, are adopting this technology, he says, while retaining power and using far less fuel.

Ford Motor Company cuts energy use by 22 percent

He says Ford's success cutting energy use in its vehicle manufacturing process - and its announcement to cut another 25 percent in the next five years - comes as global energy use is being projected to soar 53 percent between 2008 and 2035.

Greening the supply chain easier said than done according to MSU expert

And while many companies are philosophically committed to a greener supply chain, Closs contends, they must always continually weigh the advantages of doing the environmentally friendly thing versus the costs.

Michael Wayland: Will higher CAFE standards lead to a greener automotive industry?

Wayland explains how the market demand began for higher fuel economy standards and consumers' request for better mileage per gallon. "The technology out right now will really help improve the fuel economy," says Wayland. "Companies just need to keep putting that technology into their vehicles."

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Automotive News Green Car Conference/Exhibition

Going Green is no longer an option or a marketing ploy. This conference will examine the short - and long-term barriers to meeti ...