Suppliers are a vital part of the business of building trucks. Over the years, Volvo Group has also increased the requirements for these suppliers regarding environmental issues, business ethics and issues of social responsibility.
The company’s responsible-sourcing program aims to manage risk while promoting responsible behavior and building long-term relationships with suppliers to improve social, environmental and business ethics in the supply chain. The requirements for suppliers are based on the principles contained in the Group’s Code of Conduct, and in international norms of behavior such as the United Nations Global Compact.
Suppliers are also responsible for deploying the same requirements on their own suppliers. In fact, more than 90% of spending on automotive products comes from suppliers that are certified in accordance with ISO 14001 or equivalent.
Keeping with Volvo Group policy, UD Trucks is committed to procuring materials and parts with low environmental impact.