Niagara Falls, ON. October 23rd, 2014. Volvo Cars of Canada Corp. is proud to announce the winner, and runner-up, of this year’s Award for Environmental Journalism at the 2014 AJAC Canadian Car of the Year competition. The Volvo Canada Award for Environmental Journalism was established in 1999 to support journalistic reporting on the environmental issue of personal transportation including, but not limited to, design, manufacture, maintenance and recyclability.
The 2014 Award for Environmental Journalism has been awarded to Nadine Filion; the runner-up is Mark Richardson. The winner was chosen unanimously by three judges who have relative background and work experience in the subjects covered by this year’s entries.
The 2014 Volvo Environmental Journalist Award was awarded by this year’s judge’s panel based on its relevancy to contemporary society and the level of engagement it offered the reader. The panel agreed that the piece was not only well-written, but also informative, meaningful and successfully analyzed an ever-present concern.
Each year’s entries may be recognized from any medium in the media including print, broadcast and digital. When making their selection, judges consider objective analysis of the subject, the ability to succinctly present the content to the reader, the clear and verifiable impact of the subject on the environment as well as the overall writing style of the piece.
About Volvo Cars of Canada
Volvo Cars of Canada Corporation is part of the Volvo Car Group of Gothenburg, Sweden. The company provides marketing, sales, parts, service, technology and training support to the 38 Volvo automobile retailers across the country. The S60, S80 and XC60 are among only 22 vehicles that have been awarded the prestigious new Top Safety Pick+ by IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety). Volvo Cars is committed to Vision 2020, our goal that no one shall be killed or seriously injured in a Volvo by the year 2020.
About Volvo Car Group
Volvo has been in operation since 1927. Today, Volvo Cars is one of the most well-known and respected car brands in the world with sales of 427,000 in 2013 in about 100 countries. Volvo Cars has been under the ownership of the Zhejiang Geely Holding (Geely Holding) of China since 2010. It formed part of the Swedish Volvo Group until 1999, when the company was bought by Ford Motor Company of the US. In 2010, Volvo Cars was acquired by Geely Holding.
As of December 2013, Volvo Cars had over 23,000 employees worldwide. Volvo Cars head office, product development, marketing and administration functions are mainly located in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo Cars head office for China is located in Shanghai. The company’s main car production plants are located in Gothenburg (Sweden), Ghent (Belgium) and Chengdu (China) while engines are manufactured in Skövde (Sweden) and Zhangjiakou (China).