Environmental responsibility

Reducing environmental impact

The Volvo Group's vision is to become the world leader in sustainable transport solutions.

As one of the Volvo Group’s core values, environmental care is at the heart of our business. By continuously introducing safer and more efficient products and pioneering solutions, the Volvo Group reduces the environmental impact of the use of our products.

We take the environmental impact at all stages of the product lifecycle into account – from the first sketches on the drawing board, throughout its service life until it is recycled. At the same time, energy-efficient products and solutions mean significant savings for our customers. 

We also strive to improve efficiency and minimize the negative impact from our own production. The long-term ambition for our production is to become carbon dioxide neutral.

Highlights in 2011

400 hybrid buses sold

Volvo Environment Prize Foundation awarded John Schellnhuber the 2011 prize for his outstanding leadership in the development of Earth System science

Volvo Trucks started selling the Volvo FE Hybrid to customers in selected European markets

The Renault Midlum is the world’s largest all electric-powered truck to be tested by a logistics company in an urban environment

Volvo Construction Equipment and Volvo Bus joined the WWF Climate Savers program

Since May 2011, Volvo Penta's engine plant in Vara, in Sweden, has been powered without using any fossil fuel and is considered to be carbon dioxide-neutral

Climate challenge

Enhancing mobility while reducing the environmental impact.

Product impact

Reducing fuel consumption through technology, attitudes and behavior.