Sustainability Facts 2012

Sustainability Scorecard

The scorecard provides a quick overview of trends in areas that are relevant to our contribution to sustainable development. We consider each plus a step in the right direction.

 

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

Trend 1

Creating Value

Total Sales (retail deliveries)

421,951

449,255

373,525

334,808

374,297

458,323

(-)

Assuming Social Responsibility

Product Responsibility

 

Safety test results

Share of independent tests where Volvo Cars received the highest rank (%)

95

89

88

80

70

69

(+)

Occupational Health and Safety

Health

Sick leave per available hours (%)

4.4

4.4

4.5

4.7

5.0

5.5

(=)

Occupational injuries

Number of injuries resulting in at least one day of sick leave per 200 000 worked hours

0.55

0.7

0.6

0.5

0.9

1.5

(+)

Diversity and Equal opportunity

Gender balance. Share of women in leading positions (%)

21.3

21.0

19.6

18.7

18.5

18.0

(+)

Gender balance. Ratio of basic salary of women to men (white collar; average for eight salary grade levels. ‘SGD’ – ‘SGK’)

0.970

0.970

0.790

0.994

0.974

n/a

(=)

Ratio of basic salary of women to men (blue collar; average for five salary grade levels “41-42” – “49-50”)

0.990

0.990

1.010

1.034

1.027

n/a

(=)

Employment

Total workforce

22,715

21,512

19,494

19,650

22,732

24,384

(+)

Rate of employee turnover

2.8

2.3

3.3

12.8

9.2

9.1

(=)

Promoting Ecological Sustainability

Emissions from product

Fuel efficiency

Fleet average CO2 in EU (g/km)

143

151

157

173

182

190

(+)

Energy use in car production

Total energy consumption in car production (MWh)

798,487

815,3012

837,7852

713,079

816,581

916,669

(+)

Emissions from production

Total carbon dioxide emissions (tonnes)

61,670

62,9222

67,5852

58,980

68,367

126,735

(+)

NOx emissions (tonnes)

72

80

85

71

90

101

(+)

SOx emissions (tonnes)

<1

<1

<1

<1

<1

1

(=)

VOC emissions (tonnes)

796

828

738

527

712

740

(+)

Hazardous waste (tonnes)

10,837

11,439

9,087

5,594

9,320

11,395

(+)

 

Reference Notes

1) Trend indicates our progress in relation to Volvo Cars’ goals and vision. A plus sign (+) indicates that the company is moving in the right direction toward our goals, a (-) indicates that actions need to be taken for the company to develop towards our desired direction. (=) no change compared to previous year.

2) Restated.