Our core strength comes from our people.
The first Volvo rolled off the production line in Gothenburg way back in 1927 and since then, we’ve gone from strength to strength, creating world-changing innovations along the way.
We’re also a global brand with manufacturing in Sweden, Belgium and China.
Volvo Car Group produces a premium range of cars that includes sedans, wagons, sportswagons, cross country cars and SUVs.
Volvo Car Group (Volvo Cars) is owned by Zhejiang Geely Holding (Geely Holding) of China.
Our comprehensive Code of Conduct, which is based on existing 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 vision is to be the world’s most progressive and desired premium car brand. And we believe our global success will be driven by making life less complicated for people, while strengthening our commitment to safety, quality and the environment.
Volvo Cars’ continuing journey as a global brand took a giant leap forwards in November 2013, when our Chengdu plant opened in China. The first car to be built at Chengdu is the Volvo S60L, a long wheelbase model aimed specifically at the Chinese market.
Volvo Car Group also opened an engine plant in Zhangjiakou in 2013, and a second car manufacturing plant at Daqing is scheduled to open by the end of 2014. The importance Volvo places on China is also reflected in our R&D centre in Shanghai.
Our plants in China operate in full accordance with Volvo Cars manufacturing standards and procedures – equal to those of our European plants.
China has quickly become the star performer among Volvo’s markets. In the first six months of 2014, some 38,555 cars were sold in the Chinese market – an increase of 34.3 percent compared to the first six months of 2013. Significantly, this means that China has now overtaken the United States to become Volvo Cars’ largest single market.
We have been reporting on environmental, health and safety aspects of our products and production since 2000, before it became formalised in 2003. Discover our latest Sustainability Report that’s been prepared in line with international reporting guidelines from Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).
We report transparently on financial results to our external stakeholders. You can get the very latest information about Volvo Cars’ overall performance in the market in our Investor Relations section.
Everyone working at, or with, Volvo Cars should be comfortable raising questions or concerns about ethical issues or cases of non-compliance. We support a culture of openness, integrity and accountability. If you want to report a violation of our Code of Conduct, you can submit a report.