CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY & CERTIFICATIONS

CSR

Volvo Group is committed to a Code of Conduct which describes our intentions of how to behave in business, and how we interact with our stakeholders. Our reputation for corporate trustworthiness around the globe is based on conducting business with integrity – and in compliance with the laws and regulations which govern the activities that we undertake. 

Our Code of Conduct is the corporate policy by which we define our position on ethical issues and appropriate business practices. 
It consists of 13 principles, covering business, environmental principles, human rights and workplace conditions. These principles are based on the UN Global Compact directive and the international conventions upon which this is based. 

The Code of Conduct is applicable to all employees, and we, encourage all of our suppliers, dealers, consultants and other business partners to adopt its principles. A detailed self-assessment process must be carried out by our suppliers, which - along with other CSR documentation - can be found on Volvo Group Global Responsibility. 
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OUR CERTIFICATIONS

Some of Group Merchandise services products may have different types of certifications. Here follows a list of the certifications that we use in our products, with descriptions. If you are interested in learning more about the organization behind the certification, follow the link or press the symbol to go through to the respective external web site.



GRS - Global Recycle Standard

The Global Recycle Standard is for companies making and/or selling products with recycled content. This standard applies to the full supply chain and addresses traceability, environmental principles, social requirements and labeling. textileexchange.org/GRS



Living Wages

This classification means that the workers in the garment factory have been paid extra in order to compensate for the difference between minimum wage and living wage.



OEKO-TEX

OEKO-TEX is a uniform safety standard for the assessment of harmful substances for textile and clothing manufacturers. www.oeko-tex.com



GOTS - Global Organic Textile Standard

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognized as the world’s leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibers. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain and requires compliance with social criteria. 
www.global-standard.org



Fairtrade

All of the cotton is Fairtrade certified and sourced from Fairtrade producers. Fairtrade means fairer trading conditions and opportunities for cotton producers in developing countries to invest in their businesses and communities for a sustainable future. Visit  www.info.fairtrade.net




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