UN Sustainable Development Goals
Sustainable Development Goals
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlines the world’s common agenda for 2030.
We are committed to all 17 goals, as they all have some connection to our business.
Several topics, such as gender equality and fighting corruption are universal for all enterprises.
Beyond these universal responsibilities, we focus on the goals where our business activities can have the biggest impact.
Within the frame of the UN Global Compact we have worked in collaboration with a range of associations over the years to drive change. Collaboration is key to gain knowledge, build capacity and broadened understanding for the implementation of sustainable business.
Launched in 2015, the SDGs provide a clear direction.
Here are a few examples on the main activities we develop to make an impact.
Our work to support sustainable development goes back decades. We have been issuing sustainability reports since the 1990s, and we entered into the UN Global Compact in 2001. We base our work on international conventions and standards such as the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the International Bill of Human Rights and the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. In 2010 Volvo Group was the first company in the automotive sector to join the WWF Climate Savers program. In 2015, all United Nations’ member states adopted one common agenda for 2030. These are called the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Since the 1990s, increasing desire and demand to conduct business in a sustainable manner have shaped our company. We have made sustainability our business and we use it to contribute to the UN Global Goals.