Volvo Cars Aims
Manufacturing operations to be climate neutral by 2025
At least 25% of the plastic in our cars to be made from recycled materials by 2025
Eliminate single use plastics from our offices, canteens and events by the end of 2019
Volvo Cars is proud to mobilise its workforce in support of the Clean Seas campaign
G7 Ocean Partnership Summit
Volvo Cars explicitly endorses and supports the G7 Ocean Plastics Charter and presented its own sustainability programme in detail, including its recent Plastics Vision that aims to substantially increase the amount of recycled material used in new Volvo cars.
25 per cent recycled plastics in every new car from 2025
Turn the Tide on Plastic
The Volvo Ocean Race Science Programme
Our Code of Conduct
The Volvo Cars Code of Conduct is our way of ensuring that we conduct business in an ethical and compliant way. The Code applies to all employees, as well as consultants and agency personnel working under the direction of Volvo Cars. We expect all of our business contacts and partners to be governed by the same principles.
Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
Volvo Car UK Limited has adopted a Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement to explain how we are working to make sure that slavery and human trafficking is not occurring within our supply chains or in any other part of our business.
At Volvo, everything we do starts with people. So our mission to make people’s lives easier, safer and better is something that comes naturally to us. It’s the Volvo way. Today, we’re still as focused as ever on our three core values: safety, quality and care for the environment. Protecting what’s important. Making people feel special. And taking pride in helping the world become a better place for all.
Our approach to tax
Volvo Cars acts as a responsible global tax citizen. We encourage ethical and transparent business practices and comply with the OECD Transfer Pricing guidelines. We do not employ legal entities solely for purposes of tax planning and we report and disclose our tax positions in accordance with applicable regulations and requirements. Volvo Cars’ Tax Policy is approved by the Volvo Cars Board of Directors.
Ghent Factory, Belgium
Solar Energy Installation
Installing solar panels in Ghent adds to our broader efforts to minimise our environmental footprint, We have a constant focus across our supply chain on improving energy efficiency, aiming for the lowest possible carbon footprint across our operations, with the highest possible use of renewable sources.
The Ghent factory also uses wind power to supply around 11 per cent of its power consumption, and in 2016 the factory introduced a heating system that reduced carbon emissions by 40 per cent, saving 15,000 tonnes of CO2 per year. Since 2008, the electricity supply for all Volvo Cars’ European plants has come from renewable sources.
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 Cartakeback.com 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.
Go to www.cartakeback.com to find out how to take advantage
Volvo Cars’ safety: a proud heritage
The safety vision that nobody will be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car by 2020 is the result of a dedication to saving lives that has been passed on from generation to generation of Volvo people since the company was founded in 1927.
Nowadays, our air isn’t as clean as it once was. More and more cities across the globe are becoming enveloped in smog and pollution is a problem that doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. Up to 45 per cent of the world’s population now suffers from some form of allergy or hypersensitivity and over 10 per cent suffer from asthma. And when you consider that we now spend more time in our cars than ever before, the need for an effective and reliable air conditioning system has never been greater. This is why Volvo developed the CleanZone philosophy.
Connectivity In Berlin
After travelling the world for 12 years, Cologne-born entrepreneur Gundula Cöllen decided it was time to return to Germany and reconnect with her homeland. And when it came to choosing a city in which to settle down in and start up a new business, she only had one place in mind – Berlin.