Ford Motor Co.

Lincoln Motor Company
Dearborn, Michigan
Automobiles and Components

Corporate Bias Rating

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Risk Level:

Rating - Danger
High Risk


Ford Motor Co. scored a 100 out of 100 on the 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, Ford Motor Co. (Ford), increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. Ford forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. The company provides a benefits package for employees which covers travel/lodging costs for an abortion and transgender medical procedures for covered employees and dependents, including children. In 2020, despite pressure from some employees, Ford did not stop the production of vehicles for police units. Ford launched unconscious bias training for the majority of its employees across Asia Pacific. The company opposed state efforts to increase election security and supports the Equality Act. Ford is a signatory of the Business Roundtable's 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism. The company is a Ceres Network Member, committed to net zero carbon emissions by 2040. Ford’s CEO, Jim Farley, signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, which includes a commitment to promote DEI through bias education training in the workplace. The company donated to the Equality PAC. For these reasons, Ford receives a High Risk rating.

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Board Bias

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CEO of Ford Motor Co.

James D. Farley, Jr.

James D. Farley, Jr.


Headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, Ford Motor Co. is a member of the Fortune 250 operating in the Automobiles and Components industry. James D. Farley, Jr. and William Clary Ford Jr. serve as CEO/President and Chairman, respectively, leading the company’s C-suite executive team and the board of directors. Amongst these teams, the collective leadership is responsible for $570,675 to Republican causes and $336,055 to Democratic causes. Under their tenure, Ford Motor Co. currently holds a 'High Risk' risk rating.

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Shareholder Proposals

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ESG Category
Summary of ResolutionMgmt RecTotal Vote % in Favor
5/9/24GovernanceGreen Century Capital ManagementSupply Chain Transparency and Traceability ReportAgainst6.54%
5/9/24GovernanceJohn CheveddenEqual Voting Rights for Each ShareAgainst38.08%
5/9/24SocialNational Center for Public Policy ResearchChild Labor AuditAgainst5.57%
5/11/23GovernanceJohn CheveddenEqual Voting Rights for Each ShareAgainst35.90%
5/11/23SocialThe National Center for Public Policy ResearchChild Labor AuditAgainst6.30%
5/11/23EnvironmentalPeople for the Ethical Treatment of AnimalsTransparency and Minimization of Animal TestingAgainst4.80%
5/12/22GovernanceJohn CheveddenGive Each Share an Equal VoteAgainst36.59%
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