Our new sustainability programme
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.
Our company impacts
Omtanke is about working to minimise the negative impacts of our business and even bringing about positive change through our activities. It involves reducing the environmental impacts from our own operations, as well as promoting the health of people working at Volvo Cars, and ensuring a diverse and inclusive working culture.FIND OUT MORE
The impacts of our products
Omtanke is about protecting you and your world, which we do by managing the impacts of our products. We are developing vehicles with improved lifecycle performance and low-emissions to ensure they have less impact on the planet. We are also continuing to develop industry-leading solutions that further promote customer safety, well-being and sustainable customer experiences.FIND OUT MORE
Our role in society
Omtanke is about contributing towards a better society, and protecting people and our planet, by creating partnerships for sustainable development promoting traffic safety in the car industry together with local and international organisations. It also guides us in our work to encourage responsible business practices throughout our value chain by promoting ethical leadership and human rights.FIND OUT MORE
Code of conduct
Our comprehensive Code of Conduct, which is based on our corporate policies, is our way of ensuring that we conduct business in an ethical and compliant way. The Code applies to everyone within Volvo Cars, as well as consultants and agency personnel working under the direction of Volvo Cars. We also expect that all of our business contacts and commercial partners should be governed by the same or similar principles stipulated in the Code of Conduct. It is also an important part of our commitment to sustainability.OUR CODE OF CONDUCT, APRIL 2015
Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
Volvo Car UK Limited has adopted a Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement to explain how we are working to make sure that slavery and human trafficking is not occurring within our supply chains or in any other part of our business.Read more
At Volvo, everything we do starts with people. So our mission to make people’s lives easier, safer and better is something that comes naturally to us. It’s the Volvo way. Today, we’re still as focused as ever on our three core values: safety, quality and care for the environment. Protecting what’s important. Making people feel special. And taking pride in helping the world become a better place for all.FIND OUT MORE
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 Cartakeback.com 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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If you have any questions at all about Sustainability or the latest Report, please do contact us with the following details:
Volvo Car Group
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