Transports and logistics

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The Volvo Group uses a reusable packaging system to transport goods from material suppliers to the plants, and all the way to the production line. When empty, the packaging can be stacked, taking minimal space when freighted. The system comprises over 100 types of packaging in different materials such as wood, plastics, cardboard and metal.

The Volvo Group has terminals around the world for collecting and cleaning packaging materials, which are reused until they no longer meet quality standards. All packaging is ultimately scrapped, with most parts being recycled into new materials or energy.

­Environmental impact is a vital aspect in the development of new packaging. The Volvo Group uses a Life Cycle Assessment tool to compare the environmental impact of different packaging materials.