Volvo Cars Aims
We have successfully eliminated single use plastics from our offices, canteens and events
Manufacturing operations to be climate neutral by 2025
At least 25% of the plastic in our cars to be made from recycled materials by 2025
25 per cent recycled plastics in every new car from 2025
Turn the Tide on Plastic
More than just a car
We've worked closely with our suppliers, designers and engineers to replace over 170 plastic parts with recycled ones
Carpets & Mats
100% recycled nylon from fishing nets reclaimed from the sea
Foam from old Volvo car seats
Post consumer waste including ketchup, water and even shampoo bottles.
Sewn from two different types of textiles, both of which have been made from recycled plastic bottles
Volvo Cars is proud to mobilise its workforce in support of the Clean Seas campaign
G7 Ocean Partnership Summit
Volvo Cars explicitly endorses and supports the G7 Ocean Plastics Charter and presented its own sustainability programme in detail, including its recent Plastics Vision that aims to substantially increase the amount of recycled material used in new Volvo cars.
The Volvo Ocean Race Science Programme
Our Code of Conduct
The Volvo Cars Code of Conduct is our way of ensuring that we conduct business in an ethical and compliant way. The Code applies to all employees, as well as consultants and agency personnel working under the direction of Volvo Cars. We expect all of our business contacts and partners to be governed by the same principles.
Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
Volvo Car UK Limited has adopted a Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement to explain how we are working to make sure that slavery and human trafficking is not occurring within our supply chains or in any other part of our business.
At Volvo, everything we do starts with people. So our mission to make people’s lives easier, safer and better is something that comes naturally to us. It’s the Volvo way. Today, we’re still as focused as ever on our three core values: safety, quality and care for the environment. Protecting what’s important. Making people feel special. And taking pride in helping the world become a better place for all.
Our approach to tax
Volvo Cars acts as a responsible global tax citizen. We encourage ethical and transparent business practices and comply with the OECD Transfer Pricing guidelines. We do not employ legal entities solely for purposes of tax planning and we report and disclose our tax positions in accordance with applicable regulations and requirements. Volvo Cars’ Tax Policy is approved by the Volvo Cars Board of Directors.
Ghent Factory, Belgium
Solar Energy Installation
Installing solar panels in Ghent adds to our broader efforts to minimise our environmental footprint, We have a constant focus across our supply chain on improving energy efficiency, aiming for the lowest possible carbon footprint across our operations, with the highest possible use of renewable sources.
The Ghent factory also uses wind power to supply around 11 per cent of its power consumption, and in 2016 the factory introduced a heating system that reduced carbon emissions by 40 per cent, saving 15,000 tonnes of CO2 per year. Since 2008, the electricity supply for all Volvo Cars’ European plants has come from renewable sources.
End of Life Vehicle Reprocessing
Volvo Car UK complies with all its "producer responsibility" obligations in respect of End of Life Vehicle legislation, which was introduced in 2005. Working with Cartakeback.com Ltd, the UK's leading scrap car recycling service provider, Volvo ensures that owners of Volvo cars have access to a convenient national network of scrap car recycling centres (Authorised Treatment Facilities), when finally scrapping their cars. These scrap car recycling centres depollute and recycle cars to high environmental standards. The service is free of charge to the owner of the scrap car, who is issued with a statutory DVLA Certificate of Destruction, absolving them from any tax liability for the old car.Batteries are made up of valuable heavy metals which can be reused, however millions of batteries end up in landfill. The toxic contents in batteries mean that they can be hazardous to the environment if not disposed of properly.
Under the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009, we, Volvo Car UK Limited, are obliged to take back, free of charge and within a reasonable time, any Industrial batteries fitted to a Volvo car (EV & Hybrid cars) to the end user and collect any automotive/vehicle batteries from final holders for treatment and recycling.
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