June 11, 2003

Ford supports Clean Air Inititative for Asian Cities

Manila, Philippines – Ford Motor Company today reaffirmed its pledge for a “better world” through its support for the Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia), whose main role is to promote and demonstrate innovative ways to improve the air quality of cities in South Asia, South-East Asia, East Asia through partnerships and sharing experiences.

CAI-Asia’s brings together relevant stockholders from government, the private sector, and civil society that have an interest in improving air quality in major cities in Asia, as well as international development agencies, internationally organized NGOs and multinationals, that share in the commitment to assist cities in Asia to address their air quality concerns.

Speaking at the launch of Policy Guidelines for Reducing Vehicle Emissions in Asia at the CAI-Asia Executive Council Meeting, Ford Motor Company’s Government Affairs director, Liam Benham said, “Ford has conscientiously led the industry in voluntarily pledging to make all of our vehicles cleaner and safer, often well in advance of legislative requirements. Therefore, it is no surprise that Ford is proud to be associated with CAI-Asia in its efforts to improve the air quality for future generations.”

“Ford recognizes the importance of cooperation and in building partnerships. We acknowledge the responsibility and the value of our contributions as a global leader in environmental vehicles towards achieving a cleaner air environment,” added Benham.

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