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Sustainable Development goals

VOLVO PENTA AND SUSTAINABILITY

OUR CONTRIBUTION TO UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

The world’s population is growing all the time. And by 2050, two thirds of this population will be living in cities. This, combined with a lack of valuable resources and unprecedented pressure on the environment, means we all have to find a more sustainable way of living. To meet this challenge, we all have take responsibility, take action and take care of each other.

Together with our customers, supply chain partners, governments, societies and other stakeholders, we have accepted our responsibility. We are now moving quickly to develop and offer cleaner, safer and more circular solutions to help combat climate challenge and save valuable resources. We also believe in taking care of one another and that corruption must be fought, human rights respected, and education secured for all. This is our contribution. 

CILMATE

REDUCE EMISSIONS FROM OUR OPERATIONS BY 50% BY 2030

Reducing our climate impact is more than just the products we make – it’s how we make them and transport them too. With locations all over the world, we are taking steps to reduce the emissions linked to how we do business. 

REDUCE ABSOLUTE EMISSIONS BY 37.5% BY 2034

By 2034, we will reduce absolute emissions by 37.5%. This includes emissions from our operations, products and transport. Electrification will be key to this transformation.

We will be a driver for increased use of sustainable alternative fuels

All Volvo Penta diesel engines can use HVO fuel, while electric vehicles will benefit from Fuel Cell development from Volvo Group. We will continue to look for new, sustainable alternative fuels along with Volvo Group.

RESOURCES

INCREASE CIRCULARITY IN OUR PRODUCT OFFERING

We will increase recycling of our products through traditional recycling methods as well as remanufacturing. This increased circularity will reduce the amount of new resources needed in our manufacturing process.

ZERO LANDFILL OPERATIONS

We are committed to reducing the amount of waste that ends up in landfill. Our operations in Lundby and Vara in Sweden will be “zero waste to landfill” by 2025 – followed by all Volvo Penta sites globally by 2030.

PURCHASING SUSTAINABILITY ROADMAP

We are developing our plan and timeline and working together with our partners and suppliers to set targets and align on our sustainability goals.

SUBSTANCES OF CONCERN

We are working to phase out substances of concern and conflict materials from our manufacturing process.

PEOPLE

VISION OF ZERO ACCIDENTS WITH VOLVO PENTA PRODUCTS

In line with the Volvo Group safety policy, Volvo Penta strives towards the highest safety standards in our industry. We also work to ensure secure functional safety and cyber security for Volvo Penta products

HUMAN RIGHTS

Everyone deserves fair and humane working conditions. This includes our direct employees as well as those working for our suppliers.

Modern Slavery Statement

COMPETENCE

We Investment in the health and wellbeing of our employees and in creating a good psychosocial working environment. Strengthen competence development and re-skilling activities.

FAIR WORKING CONDITIONS

We continue the development of attractive and fair working conditions.

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Volvo Penta strives to leverage the diversity of our employees and their ideas. We work to have an inclusive culture where everyone feels comfortable and safe bringing their whole selves to work.

BUSINESS ETHICS

Doing business in a fair and lawful way is good business. Volvo Penta employees should not show any bias or accept gifts from people or companies to influence their purchasing decisions.

WORKPLACE SAFETY

Our vision of zero accidents for Volvo Penta employees at work is in line with the Volvo Group safety policy. We provide a safe and open workplace for all employees – both physically and mentally. We have a strong safety culture including processes and tools to enhance safety. We continuously identify our occupational health and safety maturity levels, and set plans for improvements