The Volvo Group has developed a directive on how to communicate about environmentally enhanced products such as hybrid solutions and vehicles that can operate on renewable fuels. The purpose is to ensure that the communication about the environmental performance of the Group’s products is accurate, substantiated and does not mislead customers and other stakeholders.
Environmental product declaration
For many products the customers receive an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), based on the results from the Life Cycle Assessment. The purpose is to help customers better understand the environmental impact of the product and help them to make more informed choices when choosing vehicles. The EPD is divided into three sections:
- ‘Production’ provides information about energy consumption, emissions and waste during the production of the products
- ‘Use’ presents fuel consumption, emissions and spare parts utilization during the use phase of the products
- ‘End of Life’ deals with the scrapping and recycling of the products.
For many products the customers receive an Environmental Product Declaration