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Sustainability

As a human-centric car company, we are a brand for people who care about other people and the world in which we live.

This is at the core of our business and of our approach to sustainability.

Our commitment is about re-thinking sustainability, and goes beyond our operations and our cars, and into society. It makes us think again every time we take decisions that affect the world and the lives of people.




There is a Swedish word that means “caring” and “consideration”, but also importantly “to think again”.

This word is “omtanke” and summarises our way of protecting what’s important to you. Omtanke is the name of our programme of sustainability commitments.

Pioneering responsible business

Volvo Cars is a proud founding member of the UN Global Compact, a voluntary initiative to implement universal sustainability principles.

Since 2000, we have endeavoured to observe the Ten Principles of the Global Compact — including the adoption of a precautionary approach to environmental challenges. We are also committed to supporting the Sustainable Development Goals which guide our approach as a business.

Our Company Impacts

Leaving a gentle footprint on Earth

The impacts of our products

Safer and smarter mobility

A better society

Our role in society

43

GWh saved in Manufacturing (2016)

3,000

m3 of water saved at the Zhangjiakou Engine Plant

602

tonnes of steel and 292 tonnes of aluminium saved

Our sustainability reporting for 2016 is integrated in our Annual Report.

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Volvo Cars report

Sustainability report

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Our Code of Conduct

At Volvo Cars, it’s not just about what we do, but how we do it. Consideration for others is paramount and our strict Code of Conduct ensures that we conduct business in an ethical and responsible way.

Volvo Cars Code of conduct

Our code of conduct

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Code Of Conduct Business Partner 2016

Our code of conduct for partners

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VISION 2020

Aiming for zero

OUR COMPANY IMPACTS

Leaving a gentle footprint on earth

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