Our sustainability reporting for 2016 is thoroughly integrated in our Annual Report.


Our sustainability programme

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. Omtanke is the name of our new programme of sustainability commitments.

Our company impacts

The impacts of our products

Our role in society

Volvo Cars and the changing role of business

Supporting the UN Global Compact

As a founding member of the UN Global Compact, Volvo Cars is delighted to have hosted the Nordic Network of the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative on 8-9 May 2017. The Compact is the world’s largest and most influential corporate sustainability initiative with over 9,000 companies in 170 countries.

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End of Life Vehicle Reprocessing

Volvo Car UK complies with all its "producer responsibility" obligations in respect of End of Life Vehicle legislation, which was introduced in 2005.  Working with Ltd, the UK's leading scrap car recycling service provider, Volvo ensures that owners of Volvo cars have access to a convenient national network of scrap car recycling centres (Authorised Treatment Facilities), when finally scrapping their cars. These scrap car recycling centres depollute and recycle cars to high environmental standards. The service is free of charge to the owner of the scrap car, who is issued with a statutory DVLA Certificate of Destruction, absolving them from any tax liability for the old car.

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Responsible business

"Tell Us"

Everyone working at, or with, Volvo Cars should be comfortable raising
questions or concerns about ethical issues or cases of non-compliance. We
support a culture of openness, integrity and accountability. If you want to
report a violation of our Code of Conduct, you can submit a report.

"Tell Us"

Ethical Leadership

Volvo Cars is proud to have been recognised as a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. This is a welcome acknowledgement of our comprehensive Compliance and Ethics Programme which aims to ensure that our employees and our business partners act responsibly and ethically. Volvo Cars is committed to fostering a culture of Ethical Leadership.

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If you have any questions at all about Sustainability or the latest Report, please do contact us with the following details:

Volvo Car Group 
Corporate Communications/Sustainability 
50232, PVH 50 
SE – 405 31 
Gothenburg, Sweden