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Industry – Businesses:
An opportunity to contribute

Volvo Group

Our mission is to drive prosperity through transport solutions. This requires us to create value for the Volvo Group, our stakeholders and society at large. We are a value based company where respect for human rights and people’s dignity is inherent to parts of our DNA. People are at the heart of what we do.

Contribute to sustainable societal development

We believe that, based on our values, we have the opportunity to contribute positively to sustainable societal development. Primarily we do this through our transport solutions and services, but also by being a good corporate citizen and together with other societal stakeholders tackle challenges in our local communities.

Three examples

In Africa we saw a business challenge with lack of aftermarket technicians. At the same time there is a societal challenge with lack of education and job opportunities for youth. Therefore, we have started vocational training schools for mechanics together with our collaboration partners in Zambia, Ethiopia and Morocco and will soon start up driver trainings as well. So far, all graduated students got a job after graduation, which also supports our customers in keeping the uptime of their products. This way we can create shared value for society and our business.

Traffic safety is another societal challenge with more than 1.3 million people who die each year on the world’s roads. A particular vulnerable group is children. We have developed a “stop, look, wave” initiative with the aim of increasing awareness among children of the importance of paying attention when in traffic. The Group’s 100,000 employees have been encouraged to spread the campaign among their children and their classmates. So far we have reached around 200.000 children globally, and counting.

“We believe that, based on our values, we have the opportunity to contribute positively to sustainable societal development.

To contribute to the work of preventing children from being sexually abused, has become a natural part of the Volvo Group’s corporate social responsibility and goes hand in hand with our values. Therefore, we have installed technology to ensure that we detect child sexual abuse material if someone should handle such within our IT environment. We believe in being a joint force in tackling this problem. Together we can make a difference.

VOLVO GROUP

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Volvo Group employs about 95,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets.