Work-life flexibility programs and benefits
The challenges of a dynamic environment of intensifying global competition and a changing set of employee needs and expectations present us with many strategic opportunities. Our inclusive work-life programs provide us with a viable means to meet our business challenges while offering high employee engagement and satisfaction.
To ensure success with our work-life programs, we equip our employees with cutting-edge IT productivity and communication tools that transform them into virtual digital workers. The benefits of such inclusive programs lead to increased productivity, innovation, quality and profitability, as well as greater job satisfaction and commitment.
Inclusion at work
Ford invites employees and partners to bring our whole selves — all our passion, inspiration, integrity, and uniqueness — into the office. Our diversity makes us a stronger, more innovative team – by bringing in fresh ideas, perspectives, experiences and life responsibilities, and by fostering a truly collaborative workplace.
Throughout the history of Ford Motor Company, inclusion has been as much a part of the company's success as the great products our diverse employee base has created.
When we say that Ford is a leader in diversity, this isn't just our opinion. We have received numerous awards in recent years from publications and organizations recognizing the value the company places on building a diverse and inclusive culture. Read more about external recognition of Ford’s diversity achievements and what Ford is doing to be a more inclusive company.
Ford’s commitment to a respectful and inclusive workforce is also evident in our Zero Tolerance Policy. This policy reinforces Ford’s commitment to a safe, respectful, harassment-free work environment for all of our employees, at all locations. Simply put, harassment of any kind is not tolerated in the workplace. We begin with the belief that trust in our brand, and in each other, comes from acting with integrity and transparency. We foster safe, inclusive work environments that create freedom to be our whole selves and do our best work.
Ford joins CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion
In October 2018, Ford joined the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion Pledge which aims to rally the business community to advance Diversity and Inclusion within the workplace by working collectively across organizations and sectors. The CEO Action pledge outlines specific actions companies participating can take to cultivate a workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected.
Women are significantly underrepresented in the tech industry which is why we have partnered with different organizations such as MARC (Men Advocating Real Change). MARC is an immersive program focused on engaging men in the inclusion conversation, in order to raise awareness and increase women advocacy.
We recognize the need to support women by offering best-in-class benefits like flexible working, extended paternity leave, and career coaching. Ford has made some significant changes to key policies while expanding some programs and continuing to focus on growing internal networks. In addition, our CEO has an Employee Engagement Framework that includes a focus on high potential women.
For more information about what Ford is doing to be a more inclusive company, please read our Sustainability Report.