Human rights and labor relations

The Volvo Group is a global employer and strives to comply with the increasing requirements, guidelines and frameworks set by international organizations including the United Nations, International Labor Organization and OECD.

During 2013, we continued to take a more active and global stance towards human rights and labor relations by:

  • strengthening the Group’s labor relations function with the appointment of new personnel
  • holding a Volvo Global Dialogue Day between the Executive Management Team and 60 unions and employee representatives from around the world
  • convening a three-day meeting of the Volvo Global Works Council and conducting numerous discussions, including Code of Conduct related issues.

As a global organization, we need to better understand our different operating countries and to have better measures and analysis. We have therefore begun work on developing a new diligence approach, which will be continued in 2014.