Our company impacts
Caring for the environment, caring for our employees
Volvo Cars is committed to protecting and improving the environment and wider society, as well as the lives of our own customers and employees. Our sustainability programme guide our strategic and operational decisions.
Climate neutral operations by 2025
Volvo Cars aims to become a carbon-neutral manufacturer by 2025. To this aim, we’re constantly improving our energy efficiency and sourcing more renewable energy.
In January 2018, our engine factory in Skövde, Sweden, became the first plant in Volvo Cars’ global network to reach climate-neutral status; an important step towards our 2025 vision.
“This achievement is an important addition to our efforts in minimising our environmental footprint,” says Javier Varela, Senior Vice President of Manufacturing and Logistics at Volvo Cars. “We are pleased to be a leader within the automotive industry in the move towards climate-neutral manufacturing.”
No fatalities or serious injuries at Volvo Cars
Safety at work is a part of our everyday habits. We empower our staff by sharing best practices, raising awareness and increasing training. We have demanding goals on risk observation and safe behaviour and we are strengthening our safety culture with Lean Leadership training and a new Global Health Promotion programme.
For Michael Gustavsson, Senior Director Health And Safety “taking care of our people is at the core of what we do at Volvo Cars. Our commitment to making occupational risks and hazards a thing of the past is supported by our strong culture.”
Diverse and inclusive culture
By the end of this decade, at least 35% of our top managers should be non-Swedish nationals, and 35% of our leading positions should be held by women – the largest share in the automotive industry.
Katarina Matson, Senior Expert Culture and Diversity, explains that at Volvo Cars, “in a deeply global, connected world, our leadership continues to promote dynamic, respectful and inclusive working environments for every individual – regardless of gender or nationality.”
CO2 emissions per manufactured vehicle (tonnes/vehicle) in 2016, down from 0.12 in 2012 (European operations)
emissions of CO2, down from 61,700 in 2012 (European operations)
emissions of our cars (EU fleet average in CO2 g/km) down from 144 in 2012