Our new sustainability programme

Sustainability report 2015

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 new programme of sustainability commitments.

Protecting what’s important to you

Building on protecting what’s important to you, we have structured Omtanke on three impact areas: our impact as a company, the impacts of our products and our role in society.

Responsible business

End of Life Vehicle Reprocessing

Volvo Car UK complies with all its "producer responsibility" obligations in respect of End of Life Vehicle legislation, which was introduced in 2005.  Working with Ltd, the UK's leading scrap car recycling service provider, Volvo ensures that owners of Volvo cars have access to a convenient national network of scrap car recycling centres (Authorised Treatment Facilities), when finally scrapping their cars. These scrap car recycling centres depollute and recycle cars to high environmental standards. The service is free of charge to the owner of the scrap car, who is issued with a statutory DVLA Certificate of Destruction, absolving them from any tax liability for the old car.

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Contact sustainability

If you have any questions at all about Sustainability or the latest Report, please do contact us with the following details:

Volvo Car Group 
Corporate Communications/Sustainability 
50232, PVH 50 
SE – 405 31 
Gothenburg, Sweden