2013 highlights

From the biggest product renewal in the Volvo Group’s history through to collaborative educational projects; successful trials of new technology, and continued environmental improvements, 2013 was a positive year in terms of corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

Here are some of the highlights. More detail and examples can be found throughout this report and in the Volvo Group Annual Report 2013

SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT

reduced energy consumption achieved in plug-in hybrid bus trials in Gothenburg
City Mobility Program launched April 2013 in 5 cities. Plans to expand to 10
EU COSMO project results prove potential for intelligent transport systems (ITS)
trucks are road tested in the US ahead of commercialization

SHARED VALUE

The year of the largest-ever product renewal in the Volvo Group’s history
UD Quester range designed, priced and launched specifically for growth markets and businesses
Diversity and Inclusive Leadership training facilitators across the Volvo Group worldwide
Vocational training schools to open across Africa in partnership with Sida and USAID

RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOR

Our Braås factory in Sweden becomes the world’s first certified carbon-neutral construction equipment production plant
5 out of 6 years completed. CO2 emissions from factories reduced by 13% (12% target) between 2009–2012
trade unions and employee representatives attend the inaugural Volvo Global Dialogue
The Volvo Group is ranked among the world’s top 300 most sustainable companies  in the Dow Jones World Index