Our world is rapidly changing due to the urgent climate crisis, a growing population, increased urbanization, and new consumer behaviors. While people have always built things, and will continue to do so, the construction industry today is also transforming in ways never seen before. We believe the power to address these changes comes from all parts of society working together - from how technology is leveraged to combat climate change, through to the use of the planet’s limited resources, and even the way we act in our own communities.
At Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE), we are determined to drive this transformation. The choices we make today define the world we live in tomorrow. And we choose to act.
We have long since decided to be a driving force in combatting climate change and with our commitment to Science Based Targets, we accelerate the transformation urgently needed in our industry. To achieve our goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040, we work closely with municipalities, cities, suppliers, customers and other partners. By exploring different sustainable power solutions, improving efficiency and going fossil-free, we are helping to reduce our customers’ emissions. We are also addressing our own activities by making our manufacturing sites CO₂ neutral and reducing direct and energy indirect emissions from our operations and internal transportation, as well as purchased goods and services.Climate strategy
We strive for a complete life-cycle approach in all we do to improve the use of the planet’s resources. Together with our suppliers and other partners, we are accelerating a step change toward circularity, rethinking existing production and consumption patterns. This means creating an improved ‘reuse, reduce, remanufacture and recycle’ approach across our entire value-chain, including product design, responsible purchasing, and the use of sustainable materials and substances. We are also working towards replacing fossil fuels with clean and renewable energy sources and sending zero waste to landfill from all our production sites around the world.Resources management initiatives
People are at the core of all we do. This is why the health, safety and wellbeing of everyone in our company, and across our entire value chain, is our first priority. Every day we aim to be a leading employer of choice for talents who can contribute with their full potential in a culture built on diversity, inclusiveness and empowerment, regardless of gender, race, age, abilities or background. We believe corruption must be fought, human rights respected, and collaboration between corporations, governments, and other stakeholders is key to build resilient, prosperous and sustainable societies. Together we are stronger.Social responsibility
Across all our activities, we strive to have a holistic and collaborative sustainability approach. First and foremost, people will always be at the core, with their safety, health and wellbeing at the heart of our actions. From there, all parts of the value chain need to be a part of our vision, from the initial extraction of raw materials to our products’ end of life, at which stage we always aim for recycling. This approach is critical in managing the planet’s resources responsibly and moving towards a circular economy.
To enable us to accelerate and drive more impactful change, we believe in engaging all our employees, customers, suppliers, and stakeholders to actively contribute and join us in our efforts.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outline the world’s common agenda for 2030. We are committed to all 17 goals, and we put our focus on the SDGs where our business activities can have the biggest impact.
The Volvo Group contribution to the SDGs
To reduce our carbon impact and help meet the goals of the Paris
Agreement, we have a clear direction based on our Science Based Targets (SBTi)
commitment – to achieve net-zero value chain emissions by 2040.
Through a series of innovation workshops, Volvo CE together with strategic partner Mälardalen University aims to inspire young girls to recognize their abilities in science and technology, and show them the potential for a career in engineering.Innovation has no gender
In a world-first, Volvo CE has built the first vehicle made of fossil-free steel in our facility in Braås, Sweden – which also became the first CO2 neutral site in our industry in 2013. This is the first of what will be a series of concept vehicles and components using fossil-free steel from SSAB.World’s first vehicle made of fossil-free steel
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