Environmental Excellence Award
The Volvo Trucks’ plant in New River Valley, Virginia, received the Virginia Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award in recognition of the efforts to reduce its energy use. It is the third time the plant has earned this honor.
Liberty Mutual Silver Safety Award
Mack’s factory in Macungie, Pennsylvania, received the Liberty Mutual Silver Safety Award for its outstanding workplace safety record. In 2011 Macungie achieved a DART (Days Away, Restricted and Transferred) rate of less than 1.5, which is 53 per cent lower than the US heavy duty truck manufacturing industry average of 3.2.
People Development Award
Every year Revista Você S/A, the most important publication in Brazil in the area of career management and human resources, publishes a list of the 150 best companies to work for. Volvo do Brasil was ranked first in 2008 and 2011. In 2012 Volvo do Brasil came in 4th position overall, but first in the People Development category.
Carbon dioxide reduction award
Volvo Trucks in Belgium received a carbon dioxide reduction award for its effort to reduce the impact on the environment with its carbon dioxide-neutral plant in Ghent.
The Volvo Group in France was presented an award for its diversity initiatives regarding gender equality. More than 200 company representatives attended the event where the Minister of Women’s Rights recognized five companies for their achievements.
In France the Volvo Group has taken a number of concrete actions towards gender equality including the launch of Women Inclusive Network (WIN), training in Diversity and Inclusion, and the promotion of equal opportunities and salaries.
Sustainability Leadership Award
Volvo India received the Parivartan Sustainability Leadership Award for 2012 under the category ‘Sustainability Innovation Award for Energy Management Tools’ for implementing its global initiative ‘Commute Greener’ in India, which guides individuals and companies towards greener commuting.
Volvo do Brasil won its second PNQ (National Quality Award), the highest recognition for excellence in management of organizations in Brazil. The Volvo Group is the only automotive manufacturer to receive this prize more than once.
Imprensa Magazine, a major Brazilian news magazine, has also selected the Volvo Group as the most sustainable company in the Brazilian commercial transport sector. The acknowledgement was given in recognition of Volvo do Brasil’s emission reduction programs and the continued technological advancement of its vehicles.
Volvo Bus, in partnership with Arriva, has been awarded the prestigious Green Award at the routeONE Operator Excellence Awards. The award is in recognition of the joint Volvo Bus-Arriva initiatives towards improving the carbon footprint of public transport in London.
Maskinentreprenören (a Swedish magazine) awarded Volvo Construction Equipment for OptiShift – a system that delivers 15 percent improved fuel efficiency and increased performance in wheel loaders.
Quality Innovation of the Year
The Swedish Institute for Quality has granted Volvo Construction Equipment the 2012 Quality Innovation of the Year award for the business model enabling new environmental technology to be transferred to third party products, such as the snow sweeper. The business model allows Volvo Construction Equipment to offer tailored solutions to Original Equipment Manufacturers like ABEI Schmidt that want partial machines for integration into their own product development.
European Sustainable Development Transport award
Renault Trucks’ Optifuel Solutions won the European Sustainable Development Transport award for 2012 in Germany in the ‘Services’ category. The jury was particularly impressed by their efficiency in reducing fuel consumption and the impact of transport activities on the environment.
UIM Environmental Award
The Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) has since 2010 annually awarded engine manufacturers, boat builders and researchers with environmental awards to recognize unique innovations in the world´s boating industry. In 2012 Volvo Penta received a special mention for innovation for its IPS system.
North American Customer Value Enhancement Award
Volvo Trucks’ Remote Diagnostics aftermarket service received the 2012 North American Customer Value Enhancement Award in Commercial Vehicle Repair and Maintenance from global growth company Frost & Sullivan.
Volvo’s Remote Diagnostics, a standard feature on every Volvo-powered VN model highway truck, helps maximize vehicle uptime through proactive diagnostic and repair planning assistance with detailed analysis of critical diagnostic trouble codes.
Large Goods Vehicle Manufacturer of the Year
Volvo Trucks was named the ‘Large Goods Vehicle Manufacturer of the Year’ by the GreenFleet magazine for the 5th time in six years. The magazine is dedicated to promoting a cleaner environment and recognizes every year pioneers in environmental transport and green fleet management.