Omtanke is about working to minimize the negative impacts of our business and even bringing about positive change through our activities. It involves reducing the environmental impacts from our own operations, as well as promoting the health of people working at Volvo Cars, and ensuring a diverse and inclusive working culture.


Climate neutral operations by 2025

Our Omtanke sustainability program will make Volvo Cars a carbon neutral manufacturer in less than a decade by addressing energy efficiency and supply at all manufacturing operations.

Sofia Boyagi, Senior Director Global Environmental Protection

Resource Efficient Business

"Our network of energy experts works globally across our plants and office buildings to optimize energy usage. It is our duty as a responsible car maker to aim for the least natural resource use in the design, manufacturing and delivery of new Volvos.”


No fatalities or serious injuries at Volvo Cars

Safety at work is a part of our everyday habits. We empower our staff by sharing best practices, raising awareness and increasing training. We have demanding goals on risk observation and safe behavior and we are strengthening our safety culture with Lean Leadership training and a new Global Health Promotion program.

Michael Gustavsson, Senior Director Health and Safety

Sustainable work life

“Taking care of our people is at the core of what we do at Volvo Cars. Our commitment to making occupational risks and hazards a thing of the past is supported by our strong culture.”
Michael Gustavsson


Diverse and inclusive culture

By the end of this decade, at least 35% of our top managers should be non-Swedish nationals, and 35% of our leading positions should be held by women – the largest share in the automotive industry.
Katarina Matson, Senior Expert Culture and Diversity

Katarina Matson, Senior Expert Culture and Diversity

35% internationally diverse leaders and 35% female leaders by 2020

“In a deeply global, connected world, our leadership continues to promote dynamic, respectful and inclusive working environments for every individual – regardless of gender or nationality.”

Our Innovations

Everything we do is designed around people, so every innovation we make is designed to simplify and improve your life. We're especially proud of our advances in efficient power, connectivity and safety. We call our thinking in these areas: Drive-E, Sensus and IntelliSafe.