What does 37.85 billion liters (10 billion gallons) of water look like?

It’s enough to fill more than 15,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools. It’s enough to do 250 million loads of laundry. Enough, even, to maintain the frothy, rolling flow over Niagara Falls for 3.7 hours.

It’s also the stunning amount that Ford has conserved over the past 15 years, according to CDP (formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project), the world’s only environmental disclosure agency, which has awarded Ford its highest honour for corporate water stewardship.

Consider it an unparalleled environmental achievement for an automotive manufacturer. Ford—North America’s only company to earn this award—is one of only eight corporations from around the world to have received this honour from CDP, whose mandate it is to protect natural resources and mitigate climate change.

For us, it’s not only about environmental accountability; it’s about working to ensure that everyone—everywhere—has access to clean, affordable drinking water. It’s about addressing these water issues with our suppliers, and along with our nearly 195,000 employees worldwide, it’s about having a positive impact.

Today, we’re proud of our sustainability efforts (especially when we cut our global water use by 62 per cent, two whole years ahead of schedule!). Tomorrow, who knows where our innovative manufacturing technologies will take us.