Friday, 13 March 2015
Ford Motor Company has been named to Ethisphere Institute’s 2015 list of World’s Most Ethical Companies®
“The World’s Most Ethical Companies embrace the correlation between ethical business practice and improved company performance,” said Timothy Erblich, Ethisphere chief executive officer. “Earning this recognition involves the collective action of a global work force from the top down. We congratulate everyone at Ford for this extraordinary achievement.”
The honour correlates with research showing a reputation for ethics and trust plays a role in consumers’ purchase decisions. Last year, according to the 2015 Harris Poll Reputation Quotient, 53 per cent of the U.S. public learned more about a company before doing business with the organisation. More than one third of the respondents decided not to do business with a company based on the perception of a negative reputation.
The sports car manufacturer Porsche has handed over more than 14,800 new cars to customers worldwide in February 2015. In the first two months of the ongoing year, Porsche AG has sold around 30,900 cars – a growth of one-third in comparison to the same period of the prior year.
“Porsche was again successful in February, throughout the world, with figures higher than last year’s”, said Bernhard Maier, Member of the Executive Board Sales and Marketing of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG. “For 2015, we expect further momentum through the systematic expansion of our product range – at the moment, this refers to the two sportiest derivatives of the model range: the Cayman GT4 and the 911 GT3 RS.” Both vehicles celebrated their world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show last week.
On the German home market, Porsche made more than 2,000 deliveries in February 2015, an increase of nearly 40 per cent compared to the same month last year. In Europe, last year’s figure was surpassed by almost one-half: the sports car maker delivered exactly 4,848 vehicles to customers there. Deliveries in Finland, Sweden, Belgium, Switzerland and Italy have more than doubled in each of these countries. The share of the new Cayenne S E-hybrid is very high all across Europe: just fewer than 15 per cent of the Cayenne models are equipped with plug-in-hybrid technology. In the United States, the monthly result was slowed slightly on account of strikes in several harbours and the inclement weather. For the first two months of the ongoing year, by contrast, the American market showed a growth of 13 per cent.
|PORSCHE AG Deliveries||February||January - February|
|2015||2014||Variance (%)||2015||2014||Variance (%)|
|Asia Pacific, Africa and Mideast||6,283||4,049||55.3||13,375||9,846||35.9|
Porsche model range 911: combined fuel consumption 12,4–8,2 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 289–191 g/km; efficiency class: G–F
Porsche model range Boxster/Cayman: combined fuel consumption 9,0–7,9 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 211–183 g/km; efficiency class: G–F
Porsche model range Cayenne: combined fuel consumption 11,5–6,6 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 267–173 g/km; efficiency class: F–B
Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid: combined fuel consumption 3,4 l/100 km, combined energy consumption 20,8 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emis-sions 79 g/km; efficiency class: A+
Porsche model range Panamera: combined fuel consumption 10,7–6,4 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 249–169 g/km; efficiency class: F–B
Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid: combined fuel consumption 3,1 l/100 km, combined energy consumption 16,2 kWh/100 km; combined CO2
emissions 71 g/km; efficiency class: A+
Porsche model range Macan: combined fuel consumption 9,2–6,1 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 216–159 g/km; efficiency class: E–B
Porsche 918 Spyder: combined fuel consumption 3,1–3,0 l/100 km, combined energy consumption 12,7 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions 72–70 g/km; efficiency class: A+