GRI Index

Volvo Group applies the GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) framework for sustainability reporting. This voluntary framework sets out principles and indicators for measuring and reporting economic, environmental and social performance.

The table below provides references to where the indicated GRI-information can be accessed in the Sustainability Report 2013. In some cases, reference is made to content in the Volvo Group Annual Report or the Corporate Governance Report for 2013. The Volvo Group has chosen to self-declare the report to meet GRI Application Level B.

Profile
1. Strategy and analysis
1.1 CEO statement fully reported CEO message
1.2 Description of key impacts, risks and opportunities fully reported Global drivers
Material issues
Risk management
2. Organizational profile
2.1 Name of the organization fully reported About the Volvo Group
2.2 Primary brands, products and services fully reported About the Volvo Group
2.3 Operational structure of the organization fully reported Corporate Governance Report
2.4 Location of organization's headquarters fully reported About the Volvo Group
2.5 Countries where the organization operates fully reported About the Volvo Group
2.6 Nature of ownership and legal form fully reported About the Volvo Group
2.7 Markets fully reported About the Volvo Group
2.8 Scale of the organization fully reported About the Volvo Group
2.9 Significant changes during the reporting period fully reported Reporting scope and boundary, Annual Report
2.10 Awards received during the reporting period fully reported Independent recognition
3. Report parameters
Report profile
3.1 Reporting period fully reported Reporting scope and boundary
3.2 Date of most recent previous report fully reported Reporting scope and boundary
3.3 Reporting cycle fully reported Reporting scope and boundary
3.4 Contact point for questions regarding the report fully reported Contact
Report scope and boundary
3.5 Process for defining report content fully reported Our material issues
3.6 Boundary of the report fully reported Reporting scope and boundary
3.7 Specific limitations on the scope or boundary of the report fully reported Reporting scope and boundary
3.8 Basis for reporting on joint ventures, subsidiaries, etc fully reported Reporting scope and boundary
3.9 Data measurement techniques and calculation principles fully reported Reporting scope and boundary
3.10 Explanation of the effect of any re-statements of information provided in earlier reports fully reported Reporting scope and boundary
3.11 Significant changes from previous reporting periods regarding scope, boundaries, etc. fully reported Reporting scope and boundary
GRI content index
3.12 Table identifying the location of the Standard Disclosures in the report fully reported Standards
3.13 Policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report fully reported Data collection and verification
4. Governance, commitments & engagement
Governance
4.1 Governance structure of the organization fully reported Governance, Corporate Governance Report
4.2 The Chairman of the Board's role in the organization fully reported Corporate Governance Report
4.3 Independent and/or non-executive board members fully reported Corporate Governance Report
4.4 Mechanisms for shareholders and employees to provide recommendations to the board fully reported Corporate Governance Report
4.5 Principles for compensation to senior executives fully reported Corporate Governance Report
4.6 Processes for avoiding conflicts of interests in the board fully reported Corporate Governance Report
4.7 Processes for determining the qualifications of board members fully reported Corporate Governance Report
4.8 Mission, values, Code of Conduct, etc. fully reported Code of Conduct policy
4.9 The board's monitoring of the sustainability work fully reported Governance
4.10 Processes for evaluating the board's own performance fully reported Corporate Governance Report
Commitments to external initiatives
4.11 Explanation of whether and how the precautionary principle is applied fully reported

Production

4.12 Endorsement of external voluntary codes, principles or other initiatives fully reported Code of Conduct policy
4.13 Memberships in associations fully reported Moving our business forward
Stakeholder engagement
4.14 List of stakeholder groups fully reported Stakeholder engagement
4.15 Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage fully reported Stakeholder engagement
4.16 Approaches to stakeholder engagement fully reported Stakeholder engagement
4.17 Key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement fully reported Stakeholder engagement
Economic
5. Economic indicators
Management approach disclosure fully reported
EC1 Direct economic value generated and distributed fully reported Economic performance and outlook
EC2 Risks and opportunities for the organization due to climate changes fully reported Risk management
Global drivers
Rethinking transportation
Managing our value chain risks and impacts
EC3 Coverage of the organization’s defined benefit plan obligations fully reported Our employees, Annual Report note 27
EC4 Financial assistance received from government fully reported Product development
EC5 Range of ratios of standard entry level wage compared to local minimum wage fully reported Our employees
EC6 Policy, practices, and proportion of spending on locally-based suppliers fully reported Purchasing
EC7 Local hiring and proportion of senior management hired from the local community partially reported Human rights and labor relations
EC8 Infrastructure investments and services provided for public purposes fully reported Moving society forward
Rethinking transportation
EC9 Significant indirect economic impacts, including the extent of impacts partially reported Economic performance and outlook
Environmental
6. Environmental performance indicators
Management approach disclosure fully reported
Materials
EN1 Materials used by weight or volume partially reported Product development
EN2 Percentage of recycled input materials fully reported Re-use
Energy* * More information in Volvo Group’s Environmental data report
EN3 Direct energy consumption by primary source partially reported Production
EN4 Indirect energy consumption by primary source partially reported Production
EN5 Energy saved due to conservation and efficiency improvement partially reported Production
EN6 Initiatives to provide energy-efficient or renewable energy based products/services fully reported Rethinking transportation
EN7 Initiatives to reduce indirect energy consumption and results fully reported Rethinking transportation
Production
Water* * More information in Volvo Group’s Environmental data report
EN8 Total water withdrawal by source partially reported Production
EN9 Water sources significantly affected by withdrawal partially reported Production
EN10 Percentage and total volume of water recycled and reused not reported
Biodiversity
EN11 Location/scope of land owned near protected areas/areas of biodiversity value not reported
EN12 Impacts of products or operations on biodiversity partially reported Product development
Production
EN13 Habitats protected or restored not reported
EN14 Strategies, actions and plans for managing impacts on biodiversity partially reported Product development
EN15 Number of IUCN Red List species affected by operations not reported
Emissions, effluents & waste* * More information in Volvo Group’s Environmental data report
EN16 Direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions fully reported Production
EN17 Other relevant indirect greenhouse gas emissions fully reported Rethinking transportation
Managing our value chain risks and impacts
EN18 Initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions fully reported Rethinking transportation
Managing our value chain risks and impacts
EN19 Emissions of ozone-depleting substances fully reported Production
EN20 NO, SO, and other significant air emissions fully reported

Production

EN21 Total water discharge fully reported Production
EN22 Waste by type and disposal method fully reported Production
EN23 Number and volume of significant spills fully reported Production
EN24 Weight of handled waste deemed hazardous fully reported Production
EN25 Water bodies and related habitats affected by organization's water discharge partially reported Production
EN26 Initiatives to mitigate environmental impacts of products and services fully reported Rethinking transportation
Managing our value chain risks and impacts
EN27 Products sold and their packaging materials that are reclaimed fully reported Production
EN28 Fines and/or non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws fully reported Production
EN29 Environmental impact of transports fully reported Production
EN30 Total environmental protection expenditures and investments by type partially reported Rethinking transportation
Managing our value chain risks and impacts
Social
7. Social performance indicators
Employment
Management approach disclosure
LA1 Total workforce by employment type, contract and region fully reported

Our employees

LA2 Rate of employee turnover by age group, gender and region not reported
LA3 Benefits provided to full-time employees fully reported

Our employees

LA4 Percentage of employees covered collective bargaining agreements fully reported Labor relations
LA5 Minimum notice period(s) regarding operational changes not reported
LA6 Percentage of total workforce represented in formal joint management-worker health and safety committees not reported
LA7 Rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, work related fatalities partially reported Safety, health and wellbeing
LA8 Education, training, prevention and risk-control programs in place partially reported Safety, health and wellbeing
LA9 Health and safety topics covered in formal agreements with trade unions partially reported Human rights and labor relations
LA10 Average hours of training per year per employee not reported
LA11 Programs for skills management and lifelong learning that support employees' career development fully reported Rewarding, retaining and developing talent
LA12 Employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews fully reported Rewarding, retaining and developing talent
LA13 Composition of governance bodies and employees according to diversity indicators partially reported Diversity, equal opportunities and other human rights
LA14 Ratio of basic salary of men to women not reported
Human rights
Management approach disclosure fully reported Human rights
HR1 Investment agreements that include human rights clauses fully reported

Purchasing

HR2 Suppliers that have undergone screening on human rights, and actions taken fully reported Purchasing
HR3 Training and education of employees in human rights fully reported Human rights and labor relations
Purchasing
HR4 Total number of incidents of discrimination and actions taken partially reported Human rights and labor relations
Purchasing
HR5 Operations where freedom of association and collective bargaining may be at significant risk and actions taken fully reported Human rights and labor relations
Purchasing
HR6 Operations identified as having significant risk for incidents of child labor and actions taken partially reported Human rights and labor relations
Purchasing
HR7 Operations identified as having significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor and actions taken partially reported Human rights and labor relations
Purchasing
HR8 Security personnel trained in human rights policies partially reported

Purchasing

HR9 Incidents of violations involving rights of indigenous people and actions taken not reported
Society
Management approach disclosure fully reported
SO1 Programs for evaluating the operation's impacts on communities fully reported Moving society forward
SO2 Business units analyzed for risks related to corruption fully reported Business ethics
SO3 Employees trained in the organization's anti-corruption policies and procedures fully reported Business ethics
SO4 Actions taken in response to incidents of corruption fully reported Business ethics
SO5 Participation in public policy development and lobbying fully reported How we rethink
SO6 Financial and in-kind contributions to political parties, politicians and related institutions fully reported Code of Conduct policy
SO7 Legal actions for anti-competitive behaviour fully reported Business ethics, Annual Report note 24
SO8 Monetary value of fines for non-compliance with applicable laws fully reported Business ethics, Annual Report note 24
Product responsibility
Management approach disclosure fully reported
PR1 Life cycle stages in which health and safety impacts of products and services are assessed fully reported

Product development

PR2 Incidents of non-compliance with regulations concerning health and safety impacts of products fully reported Product development
PR3 Type of products and service information required by procedures, and percentage of products subject to such information requirements fully reported

Product development

PR4 Incidents of non-compliance with regulations concerning product labelling fully reported Product development
PR5 Results related to customer satisfaction, including results of surveys fully reported Distribution and service
PR6 Programs for adherence to laws, standards and voluntary codes for marketing communications  fully reported Distribution and service
PR7 Incidents of non-compliance with regulations concerning marketing communications fully reported Distribution and service
PR8 Substantiated complaints regarding breaches of customer privacy fully reported Distribution and service
PR9 Monetary value of fines for non-compliance with regulations concerning products and services fully reported Distribution and service, Annual Report note 24