Volvo Group

Member of UN Global Compact

Headquarters in Sweden

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Volvo Group makes trucks and other "transport solutions".  Volvo Cars is a separate company owned by Ford.

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1 April 2015

How Not to Respond to Human Rights Leadership: A Primer for Business

Author: Salil Tripathi, Institute for Human Rights and Business

The dispute began when Wallström [Sweden's Foreign Minister] spoke out for Rafi Badawi, a Saudi Arabian blogger, who runs a website called Free Saudi Liberals, and who has been sentenced to flogging and imprisonment for “insulting Islam.”...

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16 February 2015

Briefing highlights Chinese companies' engagement with business & human rights

Author: Global Business Initiative on Human Rights, UN Global Compact Network China, Institute for Human Rights and Business, Peking University, Tracktwo

"China Responsible Business Forum: Corporate Responsibility in the Era of the UN Guiding Principles", 17 February 2015...

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1 January 2014

[PDF] The Olympic violations: The Winter Olympic games in Sochi, the Swedish sponsors and human rights

Author: Swedwatch

...In this report Swedwatch has interviewed The Swedish Olympic Committee, SOC, and their sponsors in order to gain their opinion regarding the Olympic movement’s responsibility for the effects on human rights in the host country, as well as what...

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20 December 2013

Study: 51 of 100 Top Companies Emitting Unsustainable Levels of CO2

Author: Mary Mazzoni, TriplePundit

Climate Counts and the Center for Sustainable Organizations just released what they call the “world’s first” science-based company rankings,...[assessing] the emissions performance of 100 companies from 2005 to 2012 within the context of climate...

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30 October 2013
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Author: AFP

L'organisation de défense des droits de l'homme Swedwatch a publié un rapport dénonçant quatre entreprises suédoises ayant un lien avec l'industrie du platine en Afrique du Sud qu'elle affirme porter atteinte aux droits de l'homme…En tant que vendeurs...

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13 May 2013
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Author: Thibault Lescuyer, Novethic [France] (copyright:

14 entreprises ont signé la Charte de l'association L'Autre Cercle, qui vise à améliorer le respect des droits des personnes lesbiennes, homosexuelles, bisexuelles et trans (LGBT) au travail. Alors que les actes homophobes sont en hausse, les...

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8 May 2013

Somalia's lost generation: why youth employment is key to stability

Author: Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, Sida [Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency] Director-General, in Guardian Sustainable Business Blog [UK]

[T]he unemployment rate for youths in Somalia…[is]…among the highest in the world…[W]e...need to act more as a catalytic force to ensure that economic growth will benefit the disengaged youth in Somalia and elsewhere in Africa by engaging the private...

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1 March 2013

Business and human rights - mapping future developments

Author: Enact

Enact has compiled a list of seven features that we think will guide the field of human rights and business in the near future...1. The UN Guiding Principles as a driving force...2. Broader human rights agenda...Living wage...Children's rights.....

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31 January 2013

New global agreement in the Volvo Group

Author: IndustriALL Gobal Union

Volvo Group agrees to establish a World Works Council that will give workers the right to meet annually on a global basis...The new agreement is valid from the beginning of 2013, and is a big leap forward. It´s not a Global Framework Agreement, but it...

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13 December 2011

Volvo Group response re alleged complicity in human rights abuses in Israel & Occupied Territories

Author: Volvo Group

The Volvo Group’s vehicles and machines are sold openly throughout the world and contribute to developing communities and creating prosperity: our construction equipment, buses, trucks and engines are used to build roads, produce electricity, irrigate...

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