Creating value in every stage of the value chain

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Value creation

  • At year-end 2013, the Volvo Group had 95,533 (96,137) employees and 14,794 (13,452) temporary employees and consultants, of whom 46,185 (47,272) employees and 6,201 (4,522) temporary employees and consultants were blue collar.
  • The Volvo Group has 67 factories in 18 countries around the world.
  • In 2013, the Volvo Group's wholly-owned truck operations delivered 200,300 (204,300) trucks. Furthermore, the Group delivered 8,900 (9,300) buses, 70,800 (75,500) units of construction equipment, 17,500 (17,200) marine engines and 17,700 (17,600) industrial engines. 

Sustainability perspective
Environmental work is governed by a common environmental policy. Another important tool is Volvo Production System, with methods for streamlining the operation and minimizing productivity losses and also tools for documenting work-related risks, indicators for measuring health and safety performance and methods for creating ergonomic workplaces. At the end of 2013, 94% of employees in production worked in units that are certified according to environmental and quality management systems, primarily ISO 14001 and ISO 9001.