Independent recognition

The Volvo Group is always proud to receive external awards for its practice and performance. Here is a selection of external recognition awarded to the Volvo Group in 2013.

Dow Jones Sustainability World Index 2013

The Volvo Group has qualified for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) as well as DJSI Euro Stoxx and Nordic. DJSI assesses the world's 3,000 largest companies on the basis of economic, environmental and social criteria, focusing on long-term shareholder value.

The DJSI World includes approximately 300 of the highest ranked companies, one of which is the Volvo Group. The annual assessment includes areas such as corporate governance, risk management, climate change management, sourcing and work environment. The Volvo Group received special recognition for its implementation of environmental policy and management systems.

SPP Global Topp 100

The Storebrand Group's SPP Global Topp 100 fund is a global equity fund which invests in the 100 most sustainable companies in the world according to the company's analysis methodology. The Volvo Group is included in this fund. Storebrand is the Nordic region's leading provider of life insurance and pensions with a longstanding commitment to sustainability. The companies in the fund are selected from the MSCI All Countries Index. The fund is sector neutral and some adjustments are made regarding region representation to ensure that emerging markets' companies are also included.

“Prime-status” by Oekom

Oekom research assessed the Volvo Group's performance to be "Prime" and therefore qualifies the Group's tradable bonds and shares to qualify for ecologically and socially-based investment. The assessment of the social and environmental performance of a company as part of the Corporate Rating is carried out with the aid of over 100 social and environmental criteria, selected specifically for each industry.

Folksam

Folksam, a major Swedish insurance company with four million customers, uses a company's performance in environmental issues and human rights as criteria for their investments. In the assessment for 2013 they evaluated the Volvo Group as the best company on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm to handle environmental issues. The Volvo Group has been awarded the top score on environmental management for five consecutive years. We were also announced as being among the top six companies for how we deal with human right issues.

STOXX

For the third consecutive year, the Volvo Group remains a component of the STOXX@ Global ESG Leaders indices – an innovative series of environmental, social and governance (ESG) equity indices.

China Low Carbon Enterprises

Volvo Construction Equipment China was successfully elected as the one of fifteen 2013 Annual China low-carbon model enterprises, in recognition of its fuel-efficient innovation strategy and achievements in carbon reduction aspects. It was also the only winner from construction equipment industry.