Proactively 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. Our efforts are built on the precautionary principle and the lifecycle perspective aiming to contribute to a circular economy. Our core value ‘elimination of waste’ guides us in our work tocontinuously improve our processes in areas such as CO2 emissions, energy, waste and water.
Scania’s strategic plan includes energy efficiency, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, reduction in water usage and reduction of waste in total and increased recycling as a natural and integral part of business.
Our product development and all our production sites are certified according to ISO 14001. We seek to continuously improve the environmental performance of our products, processes and services.Progress are closely followed up by Scania management.
To manage our climate impact, we are committed to reducing emissions throughout our entire value chain and across all relevant scopes. We have set one strong CO2 reduction target that apply to the whole company, approved by the Science Based Targets initiative. By 2025, Scania aims to achieve a 50 percent CO2 reduction in both our industrial and commercial operations compared to 2015. This is complemented with CO2 reduction target related to our logistics.
Almost all greenhouse gases (GHG) emitted by our operations is CO2, derived from direct and indirect energy use. GHG emissions have been greatly reduced by energy efficiency measures and the achievement of 100% fossil-free electricity in our industrial operations. In 2020, Scania’s GHG emissions from industrial operations totalled 89,000 tonnes CO2e, a 43 percent reduction compared to 2015.
Efficient energy use
One of our priorities is continuous improvements of energy efficiency. Scania has decided on a target to reduce the usage of energy within the production: by 2025 we aim to reduce energy usage by 25 percent from its level in 2015. To support this target all Scania units have developed energy roadmaps and are now continuing with execution of improvement activities. All Scania production sites use a LEAN inspired method to identify and eliminate energy waste.
It is important for Scania to have a trustworthy way of handling waste. Scania has decided on twotargets to increase reuse and recycling within production: by 2025 we aim to reduce the amount of waste material that is not recycled by 50 percent from its level in 2015. Complementary a target hasalso been set on absolute volume, to reduce amount of waste with 25% 2015-2025. To support this targets all units have studied material flows to identify ways to reduce waste and increase recycling of materials. Between 2015 and 2020 the waste material not recycled was reduced with 24 percent.
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 waterresources. During 2020 a new target was set to reduce water use per produced vehicle with 40% 2015-2025.