Our role in society
We work towards contributing to a better society and protecting people and our planet by creating partnerships for sustainable development and promoting traffic safety in the car industry together with local and international organisations. We also encourage responsible business practices throughout our value chain by promoting ethical leadership and human rights.
Engage in corporate partnerships
Partnering with the Swedish Employment Agency, Volvo Cars has provided opportunities to find a purposeful career to hundreds of individuals in our home region. The Volvo Experience Programme, a personal initiative of CEO Håkan Samuelsson, promotes inclusion through work and lets people demonstrate their potential.
Maria Glimmerås is the Onboarding specialist at Volvo Cars: “offering a possibility to affirm individuals in their valued place in society is the best way we can show we are a company with a purpose.”
Knowledge sharing to improve traffic safety
“I believe that governments and car makers should join hands in sharing traffic data in order to improve global traffic safety”, says our President and CEO Håkan Samuelsson.
Sharing anonymised data related to traffic safety in real time can provide a strong boost to overall traffic safety while safeguarding the privacy of individual road users. Society as a whole will benefit from data sharing, as it will save lives, time and taxpayer money.
Embodying ethics and human rights
“Our heritage and culture are the foundation to our approach to ethical leadership, care for the environment, fighting corruption, protecting human rights and promoting responsible business conduct throughout the value chain”, says Cédric Dubar, Head of Compliance and Ethics.
The Compliance and Ethics programme at Volvo Cars is our guide to prevent and detect corruption and mitigate other legal and ethical risks, covering areas such as anti-trust, privacy and export control. Our confidential, secure Tell Us line allows employees to report any suspected violations of our Code of Conduct.
Our Company Impacts
Leaving a gentle footprint on Earth
The impacts of our products
Safer and smarter mobility
Volvo Cars Supports Action Against Plastic Pollution
Marine plastic pollution is a global concern. As a company committed to sustainability, Volvo Cars is helping tackle the problem. We’re actively supporting the Volvo Ocean Race and UN Environment in raising awareness of marine plastic pollution and reducing its effects.
Sales of the V90 Cross Country Volvo Ocean Race car, itself containing Econyl mats made from recycled fishing nets, fund our support for the Race’s innovative Science Programme. The programme uses sensors on the boats to measure levels of ocean micro-plastics to help us understand the health of our oceans.
Finally, Volvo Cars employees and dealers support the UN Environment’s Clean Seas Campaign by cleaning beaches at Ocean Race stopover points around the world.