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Environmental footprint

Proactively reducing the environmental footprint from the complete value chain by working actively with emission reduction, resource use and energy efficiency is central to Scania’s daily operations.

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 to continuously 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. Scania’s environmental management system builds on ISO 14001 and is regulated in a global environmental policy. The purpose of the policy is to ensure  

that Scania operates according to the highest global standard in all relevant environmental areas. 

CO2 emissions

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 2022, Scania’s GHG emissions from operations totalled 97,420 tonnes CO2e, a 44 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 two targets 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.  To support this targets all units have studied material flows to identify ways to reduce waste and increase recycling of materials. Between 2015 and 2022 the waste material not recycled was reduced with 17 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 water resources. In 2020 a new target was set to reduce water use per produced vehicle with 40% 2015-2025.