From core values to global management systems and the way business is conducted, Scania is committed to upholding the ten principles of the UN Global Compact (UNGC) and by Agenda 2030 and its sustainability goals (SDG’s).
UNGC is an initiative for companies to align their operations with universally accepted principles of doing business in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment, and anti-corruption. Scania’s commitment is one way we express the support for practices that reduce negative impacts on the environment and people and enhance positive ones. It applies just as much to how Scania is managed, as it does to production and supply chain and other relationships along the value chain.
”Practising what we preach, we are continuing with our commitment to align our operations with UN Global Compact’s principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and take actions that advance societal goals.”
Christian Levin, President and CEO
On 1 January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development officially came into force. For Scania the Development Goals (SDGs), have reinforced the sense of urgency when it comes to continuing to incorporate sustainability into our business plan.
On the social side, Scania have endorsed the Global Deal declaration, which promotes social dialogue, effective industrial relations and decent working conditions around the world.
Creating the conditions to support sustainable transport is outside the control of any one company – it depends on collaboration across the whole transport ecosystem. At Scania, we are committed to working with others to develop green resources, solutions and infrastructure, and to push for the policies and investments needed to make sustainable transport a reality.
Scania is, through CEO Christian Levin, a member of the CEO Alliance (and will lead the Alliance in 2023), an initiative bringing together top executives from the energy, transport, finance, construction and technology sectors to advocate for an ambitious implementation of EU climate policy with the aim of reaching climate goals and securing competitiveness for European industry. Within the Alliance, Scania led a joint project to develop a Europe-wide charging infrastructure for heavy-duty electric trucks. In 2022, the project moved into the next phase as a joint venture between TRATON GROUP and industry peers was founded, named Milence.
Founded by Scania, along with E.ON, H&M Group and Siemens (Ericsson joined in 2020 and Postnord in 2021), the Pathways Coalition brings together leading companies along the whole transport value chain – from energy providers to energy companies and logistics companies, as well as transport buyers. The Coalition’s vision is for commercial heavy transport to become fossil-free by 2050, in line with the Paris Agreement.
Biomethane Industrial Partnership
In 2022, the European Commission and industry leaders launched the Biomethane Industrial Partnership – an initiative to increase the production of biomethane tenfold by 2030. Scania is a co-founder and transport sector representative in the partnership.
First Movers Coalition
This initiative encourages companies to increase low carbon purchases in areas considered hard to decarbonise, such as steel and transport. As a founding member, Scania has committed to purchasing significant amounts of green steel.