We want to be climate neutral by 2040 – it’s the biggest challenge we’ve ever faced.

We’re part of the problem. So it’s our responsibility to change what we do and how we do it. Let’s all be part of the solution.

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Our ambitions

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

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How to get there?


First established car company to announce all-in electrification


All models available in an electrified version


C40 Recharge – the first Volvo designed as pure electric only


Ambition: 50% sales to be pure electric models


Plan: every new Volvo model to be pure electric

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Mid-decade milestones

As an interim step towards our climate neutral by 2040 target, we’re aiming to reduce the lifecycle carbon footprint per vehicle by 40 per cent between 2018 and 2025.


Tailpipe emissions


Supply chain emissions


Operational emissions incl. logistics


Total reduction per vehicle

We support the goals of the Paris Agreement

Our colloboration partners

We’re committed to reduce our impact on the planet and that takes a global effort. Collaborating with companies, organizations, and NGOs is vital to drive industry change and performance. A few examples:


Volvo Cars participates in the CDP Supply Chain Program and collects data via the climate questionnaire for our top strategic suppliers based on emission intense products. We also submit to CDP Climate and CDP Water.


Responsible Minerals Initiative

To support continuous improvements of working and living conditions in artisanal and small-scale mining communities, Volvo Cars collaborates with Better Mining, an assurance and impact programme led by RCS Global Group in the DRC and Rwanda.

Responsible Minerals Initiative

Responsible Business Alliance

Volvo Cars is a member of the world’s largest coalition dedicated to advance corporate social responsibilities throughout global supply chains

Responsible Business Alliance

Drive Sustainability

Volvo Cars is a founding member of Drive Sustainability, a network of companies that works specifically to improve all aspects of social and environmental sustainability in the automotive industry.

Drive Sustainability

Ellen Macarthur Foundation

Volvo Cars is a member of the Ellen Macarthur Foundation – a leading global network of businesses, innovators, universities, and thought leaders - to find inspiration for our circular economy approach, and we further submit to the EMF Circulytics tool.

Ellen Macarthur Foundation

United Nations Global Compact

Volvo Cars is a proud founding member of the UN Global Compact since 2000, and observing its Ten Principles. Our Communication of Progress report is found on the UNGC website.

United Nations Global Compact
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A heritage of sustainability

We have worked to reduce our environmental impact over many years. Discover some of the actions we have taken to date.