Care for the Environment is a core value for Volvo. Our Environmental Strategy is based on a holistic approach; environmental considerations forms part of all operations within the company.
In 1972, Volvo stated at a UN global environmental conference in Stockholm that “Volvo is responsible not just for ensuring that its products are modes of transport that work well but also that they work in a broader context in our environment”.
Four years later we released a fantastic innovation that reduced hazardous exhaust emissions by around 90 per cent – the three way catalytic converter and oxygen sensor (Lambda sond). This is still today an integral part of all modern petrol-engine cars.
Today it is the V60 Plug-In Hybrid that can illustrate Volvo Cars’ commitment to always be ahead in terms of innovations for a better life for all and with respect for the environment. We believe that innovations in technology will enable our customers to have a sustainable lifestyle; this car is representing this belief.
Our environmental strategy encompasses the car’s environmental impact throughout its life cycle – from development, use and service to recycling when the car is scrapped. Greatest focus is on the actual use of the car, since that affects the environment the most.