Towards Sustainable Manufacturing

Volvo Group in India offers energy-efficient products and solutions which deliver significant savings to our customers and at the same time reduce impact on the environment.

We strive to minimize the environmental footprint right from the first sketches on the drawing board at our R&D center, offices and at all our manufacturing plants in India. Below are some of the holistic initiatives to improve sustainability:

At all our Manufacturing Plants:

  • ISO14001 (Environmental Management System) certified
  • Employee has clear targets to bring down resource consumption, reduce waste and save energy
  • Low noise levels at boundaries – 40db vs the 60db as per regulations
  • Equipped with zero discharge process, water is recycled 100% and is used for the garden
  • Optimized operations through 5S and lean production
  • Biogas plant to turn waste from our canteen into fuel which is re-used for cooking
  • Paint shop at our truck plant is equipped with closed loop systems to reduce VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) emissions
  • Black listed materials such as asbestos and refrigerants in cans, are neither used in our factories nor by our suppliers
  • 90% of hazardous waste is recycled, including e-waste
  • Move towards achieving zero disposal of waste to landfill

At all our Offices:

  • Decrease CO2 footprint by reducing air travel and encouraging alternatives like video conferencing and carpooling
  • Promote segregation, collection, storage and 100% recycling of paper, bottles & cans
  • Water conservation through reduced flow rate and repairing the leaks on time
  • Energy optimization by switching off electrical devices after use and optimizing air-conditioner settings