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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.
 
September 9, 2011
 
Reporters who want more information, please contact Malin Ripa, +46 31
66 11 61 or +46 70 2841161.
 
Visit http://www.thenewsmarket.com/volvogroup to access
broadcast-standard video from Volvo Group. You can preview and request
video, and choose to receive as a MPEG2 file or by Beta SP tape.
Registration and video is free to the media.
 
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 www.volvogroup.com or www.volvogroup.mobi
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