Our commitment to the environment is reflected in everything we do – every day.
Scania's environmental commitment is to minimise the effects on the environment. This is done in various ways; it is the many small steps that carry our environmental commitment forward.
Carbon dioxide and energy efficiency, emission standards, policies, recycling, end-of-life treatment are all part of Scania’s commitment to the environment. To see a product from a life-cycle perspective is just part of our focus on economising resources and energy, gaining low fuel consumption and low emissions. In order to structure our environmental work, we are certified according to the ISO 14001 standard. The Scania environmental policy applies to all activities.
To ensure continuous monitoring and reporting of environmental performance in the production network, Scania has established an internal reporting system that encompasses all production units, as well as research facilities. Indicators and key figures are reported quarterly at management meetings in the line organisation and annually to Scania's Executive Board.
Operations at Scania's production plants around the world have permits that comply with national legislation. The environmental impact from these facilities consists mainly of emissions to air, discharges to water, waste products and noise. In addition to legislation and the conditions included in the permits, there are also internal requirements and rules within each operation that have to be followed.
Environmental risk management
Scania's risk management focuses on preventive actions so as to protect employees and the company's overriding values. Scania has a Group-wide procedure for integrating issues related to the risk of environmental damage with other risk management work. Every unit has an emergency plan for managing environmental disruptions.