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Mardi 13 Septembre 2011

Volvo Group one of the world’s most sustainable companies

The Volvo Group has qualified yet again for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI). The 2,500 largest companies worldwide are ranked on the basis of their strategy and results in such areas as corporate ethics, environmental consideration and social criteria, with the focus on their ability to create sustainable value. The 300 highest-ranked companies, in no specific order, are included in DJSI World.

The Dow Jones Sustainability Index has released its latest ranking of the world’s foremost companies in terms of sustainability efforts. The annual survey is based on an analysis of the companies’ corporate ethics and environmental and social performance, assessing such issues as corporate governance, risk management, branding, climate change mitigation, supply chain standards and labor practices. The Volvo Group received a particularly favorable assessment for the manner in which the company manages environmental issues, labor practices and corporate governance. The Group also received a high ranking for its efforts to comply with the Group’s Code of Conduct and anti-corruption policy.

“Sustainability issues span a variety of activities in the Group and what we are seeing today is the result of long-term work focusing on integrating CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and sustainability issues into our strategy and our day-to-day operations. I regard the results we achieved in DJSI World as confirmation that we are working with the right things,” says Olof Persson, President and CEO of the Volvo Group.

An increased number of funds worldwide are investing primarily in operations and companies that focus on ethical business behavior and sustainability.

“Long-term investors are focusing increasingly on ensuring that the companies they invest in pursue strategic sustainability efforts. Qualifying for DJSI World is regarded by owners, investors and other stakeholders as a seal of quality”, says Christer Johansson, Vice President Investor Relations at the Volvo Group.

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial applications and aerospace components. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 100,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells their products in more than 180 markets. In 2010 annual sales of the Volvo Group amounted to about SEK 265 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Göteborg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm. For more information, please visit volvogroup.com or volvogroup.mobi if you are using your mobile phone

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