Substances of Concern
Some of the materials used in our products come in scarce supply, and some materials and substances are potentially hazardous, i.e. substances of concern. In collaboration with our stakeholders, and in compliance with REACH, the Volvo Group proactively evaluates alternatives in the design and supply processes to minimize and eliminate scarce materials and substances of concern.
The Volvo Group purchases raw materials and components from numerous external suppliers who are in compliance with REACH. Suppliers and business partners come from all around the world, thus sustainable value chain solutions and close collaboration with suppliers are important for the success of handling valuable minerals. These are important steps for creating a sustainable value chain.
Volvo Group standards & Suppliers requirements
It takes thousands of our suppliers to move the world. Volvo Group standards and sustainability requirements for our suppliers to fulfil.
Material and Substances Composition Reporting in IMDS
In order to track and follow up on both legal regulations and Volvo standards regarding substances of concern, material declarations are requested for new and modified parts.
The Red List prevents the use of hazardous substances
More than 3000 chemical substances are banned or have their use restricted in the Volvo Group’s products. All of them appear on the Red List.