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Scania works to manage impact and support people throughout our value chain, from our own employees to our suppliers, customers and communities. Scania is actively working to develop a clearer understanding of the human rights risks associated with our activities and to establish tools and processes to manage these risks.
Our people sustainability work starts with our own employees. During 2019, we carried out an assessment of labour condition standards across all Scania entities. Based on this we defined minimum standards for all employees globally, collectively known as the Scania People Perspective.
For Scania, meaningful social dialogue is central when it comes to being a successful and sustainable company as well as making the transition just in the shift towards a sustainable transport system. Scania continuously improves in this area, and is an active member in the multi-stakeholder partnership Global Deal.
Scania has an impact on a large number of people through our supply chain. We also recognise that important human rights risks are found in our raw material supply chains. In 2020 we will continue to develop our raw material due diligence system created with our partners in the Volkswagen Group and through our industry alliance Drive Sustainability.
Transparency and cooperation are key for promoting positive change throughout our supply chain and we expect our business partners to take responsibility together with us.
Customers and transport users
Sustainable transport solutions improve life for users and contributes to social development. We are helping our customers address challenges, such as cities and suburbs suffering from the effects of badly-planned transportation systems: air and noise pollution, congestion, road safety and unequal access to transport. We also engage in dialogue with stakeholders to ensure that the transport system evolves in a way that is socially sustainable. One example is our work on fair transport in our logistics network where we work in partnerships to improve working conditions for drivers.
Scania strives to ensure our business has a positive impact in communities around the world where we do business. We operate in countries where protection of human rights is weak, and we understand this requires more of our ability to manage human rights impact through our tools and processes.
Scania’s employees are passionate about making a contribution to society, and we support a number of initiatives in which our employees take part. This includes the Together programme, a mentorship initiative set up in partnership with international aid organisation War Child to support young refugees. Through the programme, Scania employees become mentors to newly arrived young people, helping them feel included in society and giving an introduction to working life.