Supplier requirements

Our customers expect the best – we expect the same from our suppliers

Delivering the best – our requirements

Maintaining a good relationship is crucial to the success of both Volvo Cars and its suppliers. Meeting our high expectations for value, efficiency and innovation, as well as supporting our core values of safety, environmental concern and quality, ensures that together we build a sustainable future. 

Volvo Cars suppliers must: 
  • Be certified ISO 9001, ISO 14001, TS 16949
  • Comply with Volvo Cars' global terms, conditions and guidelines including Our Code of Conduct for Business Partners
  • Be transparent with facts and data
  • Be proactive in addressing any issues and driving efficiency
  • Strive for continuous improvement and customer satisfaction, while maintaining high standards
  • Lead technological innovations and reduce waste
  • Deliver on time and in the correct quantities in order to shorten lead times
  • Operate a best-in-class cost improvement policy


We’re committed to sustainable progress that safeguards our people, surroundings and future success. Our operations comply with demanding regulations and suppliers must do so in the regions and countries where they operate.

Supply Chain Sustainability Management

Procurement Position on Metals and Minerals

Volvo Cars Sustainability

Rewarding quality and excellence

It’s good to let our suppliers know when they are doing well. 

Our Volvo Cars Quality Excellence (VQE) award recognises those suppliers who achieve excellence in: 

  • Capable systems
  • Capable manufacturing process
  • Ongoing performance
  • Launch performance
  • Continuous improvement
  • Customer endorsement

Our Code of Conduct

At Volvo Cars, it’s not just about what we do, but how we do it. Consideration for others is paramount and our strict Code of Conduct ensures that we conduct business in an ethical and responsible way.

Our code of conduct, April 2015

Our code of conduct for business partners, November 2016

Our slavery and human traffic statement