Sustainability

The road to climate neutral

We want to be climate neutral by 2040. It’s the biggest challenge we’ve ever faced. And that’s ok ­– we’re part of the problem, right? So it’s our responsibility to change what we do and how we do it. Let’s all be part of the solution.

Climate change is the ultimate safety test.

Our ambitious

Climate action

Be a climate-neutral company by 2040

Circular economy

Be a circular business by 2040

Ethical and responsible business

Be a recognised leader in ethical and responsible business

A silver Volvo XC40 Recharge electric SUV charging in a pink surrounding.

How to get there?

Fully electric by 2030

Today, all our cars have an electrified version. By 2030 every new Volvo car will be pure electric – no combustion engines, not even hybrid engines. We’re all in.

2017

First established car company to announce all-in electrification

2019

All models available in an electrified version

2021

C40 Recharge – the first Volvo designed as pure electric only

2025

Half of all sales to be pure electric models

2030

Every Volvo car will be pure electric

an iceberg with water on the side

But electrification is not enough

We need to reduce all our direct and indirect emissions. So we’re revamping our manufacturing, supply chain and operations. Plus we’re continually increasing our recycling and the re-use of materials.

2025 a milestone year

-50%

Tailpipe emissions

-25%

Raw materials and suppliers

-25%

Total operations incl. logistics

-40%

Total reduction per vehicle

We’re aiming beyond industry norms

Third-party approval for our climate plan

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)* has approved our ambitious plan to become a climate-neutral company by 2040. According to SBTi, our emissions reduction targets are in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to well below 2°C compared to pre-industrial levels.

We’re committed to reducing our impact on the planet and we know it’ll take a global effort. So it’s important to collaborate with other like-minded companies and organisations to drive our own sustainability performance and industry change.

Collaborations

The man behind Volvo’s Lambda sensor system shows his invention.
Climate change is the ultimate safety test

Climate change is the ultimate safety test