Scania halves carbon emissions at operations in Asia and Oceania
Scania Australia is leading the charge towards fossil-free energy consumption at its company-owned branches.
At the Kewdale branch in Perth, Scania has installed more than 300 solar panels in order to move towards powering its operation fully via renewable energy sources within two years. Further developments are underway at company-owned branches around the country and in the wider Asia and Oceania region, Scania will have halved carbon emissions at all its operations by January 2021.
Scania is the first heavy vehicle manufacturer with an unwavering commitment to adhere to the Science Based Target initiative, and aims to reach a 50-percent worldwide carbon emission reduction in its operations by 2025 in line with its Responsible Business Strategy and a 20-percent reduction of emissions also committing to further drive the shift towards sustainable transport when its products are in use, with 2015 as the baseline year.
“Each factory, workshop and sales office around the world is presently addressing potential energy savings and the prospects for switching to renewable electricity,” says Andreas Follér, Head of Sustainability at Scania.
Scania’s Asian assembly plants have already converted to fossil-free electricity as have all of Scania’s major production plants around the world.
Scania in Asia and Oceania has invested in new technology to reduce energy consumption – switching to LED office and workshop lighting, a focus on natural lighting and adopting more energy-efficient air conditioning systems, as well as solar panels as in Perth.
The targeted carbon reduction cannot be reached without an extensive shift to fossil-free electricity sources. In the Asia and Oceania region Scania will, whenever possible, utilise locally-available renewable energy, including solar, wind and hydro power thus taking its obligations to the Sustainable Development Goals as per the UN Global Compact seriously.
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