AB Volvo Group reduced energy by 60 per cent on plug-in hybrid bus trials plus more in 2013

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Reported in Sustainability Report 2013; thebiggest product renewal in the Volvo Group’s history including:
-collaborative educational projects
-successful trials of new technology and
-continued environmental improvements.

The Volvo Group Sustainability Report is published and it summarises a positive 2013 for the Volvo Group in terms of corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

“Traditionally, sustainability in the transport industry has first and foremost involved reducing environmental impacts. Naturally, the environmental dimension is still very important, but the Volvo Group has a broader focus and we pay equal attention to economic and social sustainability,” says Volvo Group President and CEO Olof Persson.

“Striving to reach our vision of becoming the world leader in sustainable transport solutions, we will drive product and service development; advance our position and capture market share, while contributing to a more sustainable transport system.”

Some highlights from the Sustainability Report for 2013:

1. Launched a City Mobility Program in five cities, with plans to expand to ten cities
2. Reduced energy consumption by 60 per cent in plug-in hybrid bus trials
3. Certified its factory in Braås, Sweden, as the first construction equipment plant and the Group’s fourth manufacturing site to become carbon neutral
4. Reinforced governance with a new CSR Supply Chain Steering Committee

The report is available on www.volvogroup.com/sustainabilityreport.