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Climate, Safety, and Leadership in Focus, According to Volvo Cars’ Sustainability Report 2007

July 14, 2008

GÖTEBORG, SWEDEN – Volvo Cars has published its seventh Sustainability Report. The reportdescribes activities and improvements within the sustainability area for year2007. This year’s report is divided into three main areas: environment withfocus on climate change, safety with focus on active safety, and leadership asa means to improve performance.


Volvopublishes a Sustainability report each year. The purpose is to highlightdifferent activities within the field of sustainability over the past year. Thecompany’s efforts to fulfill the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact, whichVolvo Cars signed in 1999, are also a focal point of the report.

Thisyear, the report focuses on how Volvo Cars works to lower climate impactthrough efficiency, alternative fuels, and hybrid technologies. Also includedin the report is work on vehicle safety, Volvo Cars’ most important asset. Thegoal is to protect all people in traffic situations including the driver,passengers, and pedestrians.

The thirdmain area in the report is the importance of management and leadership forimprovement. In this context, the focus is on how the company works with healthand safety, diversity, suppliers, and quality. The report describes howcontinuous improvements within these areas will bring sustainability both tothe company’s business and to society as a whole.

Moreinformation about Volvo Cars work with sustainability issues, including how thecompany complies with Global Reporting Initiative guidelines, can be found

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