Volvo Group North America


Challenge Commitment
Goals Progress
25%Reduction in Energy Intensity8%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 115,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. The company takes a holistic approach to sustainability through a combination of energy efficiency, renewable fuels, continual environmental improvement, technology development and efficient utilization of resources.

The Volvo Trucks New River Valley manufacturing facility in Dublin, Va. first partnered with the Department of Energy in October of 2009, pledging to reduce its energy intensity by 25% or more within 10 years. New River Valley achieved this goal within one year of joining the program. The Volvo Group in North America furthered its commitment to energy efficiency in March 2013 by expanding Volvo’s participation to all U.S. manufacturing sites (New River Valley, Mack Trucks plant in Macungie, Pa., Powertrain facility in Hagerstown, Md., Remanufacturing sites in Middletown, Pa. and Charlotte, N.C., Volvo Penta in Lexington, Tenn., Volvo Bus and Nova Bus in Plattsburgh, N.Y., and Volvo Construction Equipment in Shippensburg, Pa.). The North American plants have now met the initial goal by improving energy intensity by 25% cumulatively over just five years.

Explore this case study to learn how Volvo leveraged partnerships with Better Plants and the EDF Climate Corps, among others, to maximize their energy reduction opportunities.