Volvo Cars receives triple recognition for its sustainability performance

  • Volvo Cars has bagged recognition in its work towards sustainability from agencies such as EcoVadis, S&P and CDP.
File photo of Volvo all-electric C40 Recharge - its first product to be offered as an electric only model and first to be sold exclusively online.
File photo of Volvo all-electric C40 Recharge - its first product to be offered as an electric only model and first to be sold exclusively online.

Volvo Cars has bagged triple recognition for its sustainability performance, providing an evidence that that sustainability is as important as safety to the company. The automaker, for the fourth year in a row, received the highest rating for its sustainability performance from EcoVadis - a leading provider of corporate sustainability assessments.

The agency, based on its methodology, stated that Volvo's sustainability performance deserves an Advanced ranking for its “structured and proactive approach". The resulting Platinum Medal rating placed the company in the top 1 per cent among all 75,000 companies assessed by EcoVadis.

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Separately, Volvo Cars bagged a Bronze rating in the annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment by ratings provider Standard & Poor’s (S&P), which is known for its stringent sustainability assessments. The Bronze rating placed the carmaker among the top 10 per cent of assessed automotive companies for environmental, social and corporate governance.

The agency praised the carmaker's performance in the environmental category, and recognised for its efforts in tackling greenhouse gas emissions and waste disposal. Further, the company was also included in S&P's 2022 Sustainability Yearbook, which features only the highest performers in each industry.

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The third sustainability recognition was provided to Volvo Cars by global environmental non-profit CDP that granted it the title of ‘Supplier Engagement Leader’, in recognition of its work in climate action through its supply chain functioning. This was followed by an A-score to Volvo Cars late last year for its overall environmental ambition and climate action.

Volvo has made a comprehensive climate plan, addressing the carbon emissions across its operations and products, with the ambition to become a climate-neutral company by 2040. As a first step, the company aims to reduce its lifecycle carbon footprint per car by 40 per cent between 2018 and 2025. It aims to reduce annual carbon emissions by 2.5 million tonnes and ensure 25 per cent of the material within its new cars is recycled and bio-based by 2025.

First Published Date: 15 Feb 2022, 17:43 PM IST
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