Volvo Group North America

Volvo Group North America

The Volvo Group offers trucks, buses, construction equipment, power solutions for marine and industrial applications, financing, and services that increase our customers’ uptime and productivity.  Founded in 1927, the Volvo Group is committed to shaping the future landscape of sustainable transport and infrastructure solutions.

Headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, the company employs 95,000 people, serves customers in more than 190 markets and has production facilities in 19 countries. The Volvo Group takes a holistic approach to sustainability through a combination of energy efficiency, renewable fuels, continual environmental improvement, technology development and efficient utilization of resources.


50% GHG reduction in 10 years
25% reduction in Energy Intensity


Better Climate Challenge   Better Plants Challenge
Waste Reduction Network   Low Carbon Pilot

The Better Climate Challenge complements the Volvo Group’s existing sustainability commitments, including being a founding member of the First Movers Coalition; launching cellcentric, a joint venture with Daimler Trucks, to further advance fuel-cell technology in the commercial sector; the establishment of sustainability targets in accordance with the Science Based Targets initiative; providing a Green Finance Framework; and most recently, becoming a pledge partner to CALSTART’s Global Commercial Vehicle Drive to Zero program and campaign (Drive to ZeroTM).

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, NC, Volvo Penta in Lexington, TN, Volvo Bus and Nova Bus in Plattsburgh, NY, 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.

Volvo Group received a 2020 Better Practice Award for developing a Landfill Free certification option for facilities that helped the company landfill only 6% of the waste from North America facilities in FY 2019 - Practice Presentation.


The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines.

Climate Challenge Commitment
Plants Challenge Commitment
GHG Emissions Goals
50%Reduction by 2030
Better Plants Energy Performance
25%Reduction in Energy Intensity
26%Cumulative (vs. 2014 Baseline)
Better Plants Energy Performance
25%Reduction in Energy Intensity
26.8%Cumulative (vs. 2009 Baseline)