Today is Scania Climate Day. Scania operations all over the world will pause to carry out training in climate science and sustainable operations for the company’s 52,000 employees.
“We believe that increasing the knowledge about climate change is crucial to be able to deliver on the Paris agreement,” says Scania’s President and CEO Henrik Henriksson. “Climate Day is the next step on a journey we embarked on some years ago. In preparing for this day, the response in our organisation has been overwhelming. This reflects how driving the shift towards a sustainable transport system is now our purpose at Scania which comes from our heritage, culture and values.”
All Scania voices will be heard
Today, operations at Scania’s head office, production sites and local Scania units around the world will stop for at least one hour. During this hour, employees will learn more about climate change and the company will tap into the thoughts of all its employees to get ideas on how Scania can improve its work with sustainability in every aspect of its operations.
A training package in more than 30 languages has been distributed throughout the world. In addition to learning more about the devastating effects of climate change, we are asking employees in their respective groups to suggest measures that can reduce their climate footprint at work in the short, medium and long term.
“I’m confident that we will significantly accelerate our sustainability journey”
In preparation for this huge event, Scania has trained some 2,500 colleagues to lead dynamic workshops at their workplaces. “When we now gather the many thousands of our employees, I’m confident that we will significantly accelerate our sustainability journey,” says Henriksson.
The rationale is compelling, according to Henriksson. If Scania is to remain relevant in the future, there is simply no alternative. “If we are not sustainable, we will no longer be attractive in the market. We therefore need to carry out this transformation, not only to remain competitive but also because we must take responsibility as a company, as the social citizen we are, and be part of the transformation to a more sustainable society.”