The Volvo Way

Investing in our unique corporate culture
We are convinced that a cohesive culture based on Group-wide shared values strengthens our brands and makes the Volvo Group a more attractive employer and business partner.

Culture provides a competitive advantage

A cohesive culture provides a competitive advantage. Our unique corporate culture and shared values demonstrate what is important to us as a Group. The Volvo Way defines the Volvo Group companies and what makes working here special.

The Volvo Way is the fundamental Volvo Group policy that defines our culture and reflects our shared values. It shows what we stand for and what we aspire to be in the future.

The Volvo Way defines our culture and reflects our shared values. It shows what we stand for and what we are aspiring to be in the future.

The values and principles contained in The Volvo Way guide our daily efforts to effectively realize our business strategies. The purpose is to set a standard of excellence in building a high commitment and high performance organization.

The Volvo Way addresses business critical issues such as putting customers first, enhancing the alignment of cultures with the business strategy, creating people alignment and developing global leadership qualities. The core principle is about enabling people.

We need to be lean. We need empowered employees. We need to be accountable, aligned, agile, and able to execute decisions. We need to add customer value and drive change.

We need to be lean. We need empowered employees. We need to be accountable, aligned, agile, and able to execute decisions. We need to add customer value and drive change.

Living The Volvo Way

Every manager within the Volvo Group is responsible for informing their team and discussing how the values and principles should affect the team’s daily work.

One of the tools used for measuring the implementation of The Volvo Way is the annual employee survey (VGAS). The Volvo Group's result is benchmarked against an international database with data gathered from over 14 million employees, representing over 80 countries.

Overall employee engagement in the Volvo Group reached 76% in 2011, comparing well with the global norm at 68%. 80% of all employees state that they understand the business direction and goals. The global norm is 71%. 

The Volvo Way stories capture employee experiences from around the world concerning The Volvo Way’s values and behaviors in their daily work. The stories are unscripted, unedited and uncut. These inspiring and thought-provoking stories are used by different working groups and teams to trigger reflection and dialogue. These conversations about our values and principles are supporting the cultural transformation of a growing organization.

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The Volvo Way
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