Volvo's Environmental Impact

Resource efficient business

By using our resources efficiently we minimise the environmental impact of our operations. We not only focus on water management, energy efficiency, waste and air emissions in our own operations, but also plan to increasingly put more demands on our business partners.


Climate neutral operations by 2025

We aim to be climate neutral (in terms of CO2) in all our own manufacturing operations by 2025. This is a global commitment which we will achieve through energy efficiency and by securing climate neutral energy supplies.

Sustainable work life

As a human-centric company, our aim is to offer a safe, motivating and attractive workplace where people are able to grow and contribute to the company’s development. This topic is about addressing the work life balance and occupational health & safety for everyone working at Volvo Cars, to ensure that we are motivated in our work and can retire with a healthy mind and body.


No fatalities or serious injuries at Volvo Cars

We are committed to ensuring there are no work-related fatalities or serious injuries involving any of our employees or contractors. We will achieve this commitment by implementing proactive tools and initiatives, and by promoting a greater safety culture.

Diverse and inclusive culture

For us diversity and inclusion is about attracting and leveraging on people with different competencies, backgrounds, culture, gender, experience and personalities as a means to build an innovative, ethical and inclusive global culture and organisation. We believe this ultimately makes our products better and our business more successful. Our leaders are the role models in these efforts.


35% internationally diverse leaders & 35% female leaders by 2020

Volvo Cars is committed to ensuring that all leaders promote new perspectives in order to build a global, dynamic and respectful working environment. This will be achieved through strengthened action plans focusing on inclusiveness, gender balance and international experience as well as recruitment, leadership and employer branding. By 2020, targets are:

- 35% of our top 300 managers should be non-Swedish nationals
- 35% of our leading positions should be held by women

Our Innovation Brands

Everything we do is designed around people, so every innovation we make is designed to simplify and improve your life. We're especially proud of our advances in efficient power, connectivity and safety. We call our thinking in these areas: Drive-E, Sensus and IntelliSafe.