Volvo Cars in my opinion has always been a forward looking company synonymous with safety, reliability and quality; I consider them in the top 5 manufacturers that produce a practical family car that also has a prestigious feel about it. One of Volvo’s most notable innovations is the use of the three-point safety belts. This was a world first and was just the start of Volvo’s safety innovations. In 2009, Volvo reported that one million lives had been saved since the invention of the three-point safety belt.
Volvo Cars passion for the family along with setting the bar for the rest of the automotive industry has further been highlighted this week with the manufacturer opting in its 40,000+ employees around the globe, in all plants and offices, into a new all-gender, paid parental leave policy as of 1 April 2021. The ‘Family Bond’ policy will give all employees with at least one year’s service a total of 24 weeks of leave at 80 per cent of their base pay by default. The certainty of this family centric policy for all its employees will hopefully encourage other manufacturers to follow in the same way they got behind the three-point safety belt.