2013-09-16

The Volvo Group ranked as one of the world’s most sustainable companies



by Press release - AB Volvo

The Volvo Group once again qualifies for the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI). The Volvo Group receives a particularly good rating for its implementation of the environmental policy and management systems.

In this ranking, the world’s 3,000 largest companies are assessed on the basis of their strategies, implementation and results in areas such as business ethics, environmental consideration and social criteria with the focus on their ability to generate long-term value. The Volvo Group is among the top 300 companies included on the list. There are companies across all industries with a common denominator; they outperform their peers in numerous sustainability metrics.

The Volvo Group has been acknowledged for its great improvement of how the organisation works with anti-competitive business practices as well as its clear direction and focus for guiding its corporate citizenship and philanthropy programs. Other highlighted areas are the Volvo Group’s dedication to innovation for both products and processes.

“The DJSI is a very important index to us. It explains how we work and what we do to create value for all our stake-holders. Getting endorsement from such a respected and credible organisation is extremely valuable when liaising with our stakeholders and especially so for our relations with the capital markets. I’m happy and proud that the Volvo Group has qualified yet again”, says Malin Ripa, Senior Vice President, CSR at the Volvo Group.

The Dow Jones Sustainability Index ranks the world’s foremost companies in terms of their sustainability efforts. The annual review is based on analysis of the various companies’ business ethics, environmental achievements and social performance with special focus on areas such as corporate governance, risk management, brand management, climate issues, supplier and customer relations and the work environment. The review of input data is conducted by RobecoSAM in Switzerland, and generally has considerable influence on which investments are made by funds and individuals who formulate their investment decisions based on criteria such as ethics and sustainability.

For further information, please contact:

Malin Ripa SVP CSR, +46 31661161,  malin.ripa@volvo.com 

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