Standards

The Volvo Group’s Sustainability Report 2013 adheres to the following internationally recognized voluntary standards and principles: 

  • Global Reporting Initiative G3.1 guidelines
  • United Nations Global Compact principles for Communication On Progress for the implementation and reporting of the Group’s sustainability work

A table with full GRI indexing for this report can be found here.

GRI index

The Volvo Group applies the GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) G3.1 guidelines for sustainability reporting. This framework (G3.1) sets out principles and indicators for measuring and reporting economic, environmental and social performance.

The table featured in our web-based report provides references to where the indicated GRI-information can be found 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 self-declared this report as meeting the GRI G3.1 Application Level B.

The Volvo Group aims to prepare future sustainability reports in accordance with the GRI’s new G4 guidelines that were introduced in 2013.

Communication On Progress

The Volvo Group has been a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact since 2001. We submit our Communication On Progress report annually. This Sustainability Report describes our work to advance the Global Compact’s ten principles in our daily operations as well as in our strategies.

The Global Compact
In 2001, the Volvo Group signed Global Compact, the United Nations’ initiative on socially responsible business.