Leading in ethical and responsible business

Our ambition is to be a leader in ethical and responsible business conduct. This mindset expands our responsibilities beyond our own activities. So we expect all our partners to meet the same standards that we set for ourselves.


We believe in transparent and clear communication with our partners so that, together, we can conduct our business as a force for good and have a positive impact on society.

Our cars are made from increasingly advanced materials and technologies. Responsible sourcing solutions are critical.

Our shift to electrification – an integral part of our ambition to become climate neutral by 2040 – has made this even more complex. Batteries, for example, bring challenges such as securing responsibly-sourced raw materials.

Regardless, we’re committed to staying true to our values and ambitions, so everything we source must be done so in a responsible and sustainable way.

Read more about our approach to due diligence here.

Our cars contain 20,000 - 40,000 parts and we manage thousands of suppliers in our global supply chains.

Our code of conduct

We don’t compromise on our values and so all our suppliers are required to follow our Code of Conduct for Business Partners – which clarifies our expectations in responsible business behaviour. You can find it and other guidelines and position statements in the Documents section below.

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Reporting channel

All our stakeholders are supported in reporting unethical behaviour, illegal activities, and violations of our Code of Conduct.
We investigate everything and treat all the reports we receive with the seriousness they deserve.
Our secure Tell Us reporting line allows suppliers and employees to report any suspected violation of Our Code.

Striving for new standards

We work together with key organisations to help improve sustainable practices and fair, ethical treatment of workers throughout our supply chain.

Drive Sustainability

Drive Sustainability

Our membership of Drive Sustainability supports the initiative that works specifically to improve all aspects of social and environmental sustainability in the automotive industry.



We’re in the Responsible Business Alliance: the world’s largest coalition dedicated to advancing CSR throughout global supply chains.

About RMI

About RMI

Our business practices strive to support responsible mineral production and sourcing globally, in accordance with the ambitions of the Responsible Minerals Initiative.

Better Mining

Better Mining

Volvo Cars collaborates with Better Mining. This assurance and impact programme, translates digital sustainability and due diligence data into direct improvements on and around mine sites.

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Our work with suppliers is continually ongoing as we strive to reach our sustainability ambitions. Visit our Sustainability section to see how climate action, circular economy and ethical and responsible business are driving how we approach our social and environmental responsibilities.

Our Story

Our story

Learn more about how we want to provide people with the freedom to move in a personal, sustainable and safe way.