Volvo Green Planet
Freedom to Move, Sustainably
Volvo Green Planet
For generations, Volvo has been a pioneer for the safety of those inside and outside the car. Today, nothing needs protection more than our planet. Volvo Green Planet is about becoming a greener and more sustainable brand, including reducing our carbon footprint.
We begin with our cars. Our test drives are now called Green Drive. We’ve revised the way our cars are being test driven to minimize our carbon emission. As a heartfelt token to champion cleaner air, we’re providing Green Seeds to all of our customers to plant and grow air-purifying plants. The fact is, everything we do leaves a carbon footprint. We want people to be accountable for the impact they create. Therefore we devised the Greenterest Calculator, allowing you to determine your carbon footprint value. Now, you’ll be able to effectively plan your activities while leaving a sustainable impact.
Beyond our Green Planet initiative, Volvo has also revised other aspects of the business to be more sustainable. We have abstained from single-use plastics, at our headquarters and our dealerships. We have also gone paperless by having a no print policy for brochures, enabling customers to see them digitally simply by scanning a QR code. The drive to become greener is part of our bigger journey to become a truly sustainable and environment-friendly company. By 2025, we aim to reduce the lifecycle climate footprint per car by 40% and ensure that 25% of all plastics in cars launched after 2025 will be made from recycled material. By 2040, Volvo Cars aim to be a climate neutral car company. We’re doing all of this to not only provide a safer planet, but also a greener one to live in for us and the generations to come.
Volvo Green Planet - freedom to move, sustainably.
Plants provide tremendous health and environmental benefits to the planet and its inhabitants. Not only does it improve the air quality, it works as nature’s very own carbon sink.
As part of the Green Planet initiative to make our planet greener and safer, Volvo is giving out the Green Seeds as a heartfelt token. We’re starting off with the Genovese Basil plant, an easy-to-grow plant that has excellent air purifying properties.
Suitable for both indoors and outdoors, simply follow the instructions on the Green Seeds packet to grow the plant to do your part in making the planet a greener and more sustainable place. The packet is also made of recycled paper and soy ink to ensure it is environmentally friendly. It can also be reused for other purpose to maximize its sustainability.
Volvo also encourages the public to plant any plants that can help to make the environment greener and safer.
Visit your nearest Volvo dealership to receive your very own Green Seeds packet.
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Driving cars contributes to pollution. That’s why at Volvo, we’ve decided to create the Green Drive. By driving our plug-in hybrids or by driving within the sustainable speed range, experience Swedish excellence while being sustainable.
Visit your nearest Volvo dealership to experience the Green Drive.
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Everything we do leaves a carbon footprint. Understanding the carbon impact from some of life's activities enables us to rethink our daily activities in order to create a more sustainable impact to the planet.
That is why Volvo Cars has created the Greenterest Calculator for you to estimate your carbon footprint value. Simply input your electricity, water and transport usage value in the following sections to begin to understand how your carbon footprint arises. *
* Calculating your complete carbon footprint requires a number of inputs about your activities. Our Greenterest Calculator has been produced on a best efforts basis and is for general guidance only based on limited inputs provided by you. Our aim is to help you begin to understand your carbon footprint. Volvo Car Malaysia does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of the values provided.
Omtanke - to think again
As a human-centric car company, we are a brand for people who care about other people and the world in which we live.
This is at the core of our business and of our approach to sustainability. Our commitment is about re-thinking sustainability, and goes beyond our operations and our cars, and into society. It makes us think again every time we take decisions that affect the world and the lives of people.
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.
Lagom - just right
Lagom. It comes from the phrase "lagom är bäst", which translates as the right amount is best. It's the balance of not having to sacrifice what you love, while not taking more than you need. This is a life of perfect balance. This is a way of life for Sweden.
This simple Swedish philosophy is reflected in the current Volvo models. Combining luxury and functionality, performance and sustainability - these cars have just the right amount of everything - just like Lagom.