Ford Furthers Commitment to Mongolia, Donates $15,000 Through Conservation and Environmental Grants Program
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 25 September, 2012 – Ford Motor Company today announced the winners of its 2012 Conservation and Environmental Grants Program in Mongolia. The projects will receive a combined total of USD15,000 to help carry out their missions of environmental protection.
Introduced to Mongolia for the first time this year, the Conservation and Environmental Grants underscore Ford’s commitment to the market and its communities. Since its inception more than 10 years ago, the Asia Pacific chapter of the grants program has supported multiple organizations with significant fund injections for winning projects.
The first-ever Ford Conservation and Environmental Grants winners in Mongolia are the following four organizations and their respective projects:
The Mongolia program was announced earlier this year. Wagner Asia Automotive, LLC – Ford’s authorized dealership in Mongolia – fielded all the applications which were submitted by a range of organizations, including NGOs, community groups, academics and public entities.
The proposals ranged from improving and rehabilitating local water sources, encouraging environmentally friendly community development and spurring green construction methods, to building environmental educational facilities and programs.
From the submissions, an independent jury panel, comprised of experts in different areas of conservation, narrowed the field down to four finalists based on the following criteria: usefulness and practicality, dedication, financial need, originality and potential to be replicated in other communities.
About the Conservation and Environmental Grants Program
Since launching the global grants program more than ten years ago, Ford has awarded more than US$2 million in grants to hundreds of environmental projects in Asia Pacific, the Caribbean, Central America, the Middle East and Puerto Rico.
In Asia Pacific alone, Ford has played a pivotal role in advancing more than 60 environmental initiatives and Ford’s Conservation and Environmental Grants program has become an annual event in select markets within Export & Growth’s Asia Pacific region.
“This program is one of the many ways Ford goes further to preserve the environment and improve its communities’ quality of life,” said Pavinee Pothong, marketing and communications manager, Asia Pacific, Ford Export & Growth Operations. “Environmental conservation, protection and education are integral to what we do, both as product innovators and members of the communities in which we do business.”
Ford Motor Company is dedicated to preserving the environment for future generations and providing ingenious environmental solutions that contribute to a sustainable planet. Initiatives such as Ford’s Conservation and Environmental Grants program evidence a commitment to encourage, support and reward the actions of individuals, groups and non-profit organizations in achieving the same goal.
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Ford’s ever-expanding product lineup in Mongolia includes the Ford Transit, the F150, the Ford Focus, and the all-new Ford Ranger.
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