Reducing the environmental impact is a key component of Scania’s sustainability work.
Scania works to use resources as efficiently as possible in our operations and in our production processes.
Efficient energy use
Energy efficiency is included in Scania’s strategic plan as a natural integral part of business.
All Scania production sites use a LEAN inspired method to identify and eliminate energy waste. During 2016 all Scania units have developed energy roadmaps to identify the activities and investments that need to be taken or potentially can be taken.
Almost all greenhouse gases (GHG) emitted by our operations is CO2, derived from direct and indirect energy use. Carbon dioxide emissions have been greatly reduced by energy efficiency measures and the ambition to continuously sign contracts for fossil-free electricity. In 2016, Scania’s CO2 emissions from industrial operations totaled 59,400 tonnes. The reduction per vehicle is 31% and amounts to 0,71 tonnes CO2.
It is important for Scania to have a trustworthy way of handling waste. Scania has decided on a new target to increase reuse and recycling within production: by 2020 we aim to reduce the amount of waste material that is not recycled by 25 percent from its level in 2015. To support this goal all units have studied material flows to identify ways to increase recycling of materials.
Scania’s priority is to reduce the use of environmentally-hazardous chemicals, and to work responsibly with chemical management. Today, these chemicals are still necessary to meet the complex technical needs of modern vehicles and are currently used in production and service operations. Scania’s environmental policy emphasises the Precautionary Principle, which is particularly relevant for handling chemicals.
Scania’s production processes are not water-intensive, and water is primarily used in closed systems. There is continuous improvement efforts to reduce water use and thereby also the management of waste water. Scania reviews its production facilities to identify impact in areas with limited water resources. Due to a water leakage at Södertälje plant the water consumption per produced vehicle increased 14,5 percent to 7.8 cubic meters/vehicle in 2016.