Committed to Respect Human Rights
The Volvo Group is committed to respect human rights. This includes not just colleagues in our operations, but also people in neighboring communities, suppliers and others potentially impacted by the use of our products and solutions. Respect for human rights and a holistic human right approach are key enablers for reaching the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
Our responsibility to respect human rights includes supporting and recognizing the following international human rights instruments:
The Volvo Group’s Human Rights governance model is based on cross-functional governance forums and working groups, all steered by a Human Rights Board, composed by relevant members from our Executive Board. Our Group functions such as Corporate Responsibility, Legal and Compliance, and Human Resources, together with our Group Truck divisions and business areas, identify, assess and monitor human rights related risks within our operating environment.
The Volvo Group also complies with human rights related reporting requirements under the EU’s non-financial reporting directive and the UK Modern Slavery Act. We publish Modern Slavery Statements for relevant companies within the Volvo Group annually.
Our human rights approach
We consider these the most relevant human rights issues for the Volvo Group currently and continue to identify any other issues that may become relevant. These topics are also part of the mandatory training for all employees in the Volvo Group Code of Conduct.
Grievance channels and access to remedy
Our employees and external stakeholders are able to report, to the extent permitted by local laws, any instances of human rights violations in connection with the Volvo Group or breach of our Code of Conduct through our internal and public grievance channels. You are encouraged to report violations or suspected violations of our Code of Conduct. The third party hosted, Volvo Group Whistle, is also available to submit complaints relating to violations of our Code of Conduct.