About this report

The Volvo Group’s Sustainability Report 2012 describes how we address economic, environmental and social challenges and opportunities to contribute to sustainable development. This report is structured in accordance with our CSR and sustainability approach.

Based on the ten principles in United Nations Global Compact initiative, other internationally recognized norms of behavior, and on interviews with internal and external stakeholders, the Volvo Group has developed a model that describes how we approach Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainability. The Sustainability Report 2012 is based on this model visualized as a pyramid. The strategic approach is described in the Strategic Approach section.

The Volvo Group is a member of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) pilot program

The Volvo Group is a member of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) pilot program on integrated reporting and the Annual Report 2012 has been influenced by the Integrated Reporting framework which is under development. The Sustainability Report gives deepened and additional information related to CSR and sustainability issues to the Annual Report.

This report is based on the voluntary framework provided by Global Reporting Initiative

The main purpose of this report is to answer the most frequent questions we have received from our stakeholders and to make the information publicly available. This report is based on the voluntary framework provided by Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), and includes references to where the information may be found.

Our aim is to present our work in a straightforward, transparent and informative way for a wide audience.

This report is a platform for internal and external dialogues with investors, customers, suppliers, employees, the general public and other stakeholders.