The awarding of the ISO 14 001 environmental protection certificate to the plant is the evidence of the installation there of the system of environmental protection management, which regulates all the aspects of the plant's functioning such as the use of energy, water treatment, the processing and removal of industrial waste, the level of noise pollution, and atmospheric emissions.
The Ford Motor Company's plant in the town of Vsevolozhsk was officially opened in July 2002. By this time it has output about 30 cars, which now are undergoing tests. The mass production of cars should begin in October, about 3,000 vehicles output by the end of this year. The rated annual output capacity of the plant is 25,000 cars. The plant has assimilated USD 150 million in investments. Produced at the plant will be Ford Focus sedan, hatchback and station wagon.
In response to the unlawful December 1 arrest and detention of Chinese tech giant Huawei's chief financial officer Sabrina Meng Wanzhou by Canadian authorities in Vancouver at the behest of the Trump regime, facing possible unacceptable extradition to the US, Beijing warned its high-tech personnel last month against traveling to America unless it's essential.