GÖTEBORG, SWEDEN – Volvo Cars has published its seventh Sustainability Report. The report
describes activities and improvements within the sustainability area for year
2007. This year’s report is divided into three main areas: environment with
focus on climate change, safety with focus on active safety, and leadership as
a means to improve performance.
publishes a Sustainability report each year. The purpose is to highlight
different activities within the field of sustainability over the past year. The
company’s efforts to fulfill the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact, which
Volvo Cars signed in 1999, are also a focal point of the report.
year, the report focuses on how Volvo Cars works to lower climate impact
through efficiency, alternative fuels, and hybrid technologies. Also included
in the report is work on vehicle safety, Volvo Cars’ most important asset. The
goal is to protect all people in traffic situations including the driver,
passengers, and pedestrians.
main area in the report is the importance of management and leadership for
improvement. In this context, the focus is on how the company works with health
and safety, diversity, suppliers, and quality. The report describes how
continuous improvements within these areas will bring sustainability both to
the company’s business and to society as a whole.
information about Volvo Cars work with sustainability issues, including how the
company complies with Global Reporting Initiative guidelines, can be found at