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Fair transport

Scania: working towards fair transport

Sustainable transport for Scania means much more than reducing our environmental impact – it also means being proactive in pursuing a fair transportation system. We want to ensure Scania and our logistics suppliers meet the highest human rights, social sustainability and safety standards.

Fair transport is a sustainable way of procuring transports for Scania that goes beyond decarbonisation.


When referring to fair transport, Scania includes ethical supplier sourcing and human rights in the discussion. We make sure we do things right from the initial sourcing of the transport provider through to the deliveries of our trucks and goods to sales points and customers. In this way, we proactively manage our supplier relationships to ensure our logistics supply becomes fair and increasingly sustainable throughout the entire value chain.

Scania’s efforts to promote fair transport include being an active member of the CSR Europe-led Responsible Trucking initiative, which promotes the attainment of good health, well-being, equality, decent work and potential growth opportunities for transport companies’ employees, as well as industrial innovation and infrastructure in the heavy transport industry. Thus, Scania is at the forefront of moving the industry towards the implementation of higher social standards, that translate into better working conditions for truck drivers.

“We have raised the bar in our industry by putting more demands on the carriers we work with and by helping them be more sustainable as well.”

Amanda Molina Zoppas, Sustainability Manager in Scania Logistics.

Supplier sustainability audits

The main tool Scania has to embed fair transport practices within our own logistics network is our supplier sustainability audit.


In Europe, every one of our 40 inbound logistics suppliers are audited on a three-yearly basis by a third party or our own SA8000-certified auditors against an environmental and social sustainability scorecard, covering subjects such as Health & Safety, Human Rights & Working Conditions, Environment, Ethics and Management. This is in addition to the longstanding regular supplier quality audits that measure aspects such as delivery precision and safety in both transit and the loading and unloading processes.

Since October 2023, it has been a mandatory requirement for European-based inbound logistics suppliers to pass these audits at either A or B level; otherwise, if a C ranking is given, and unless the issues flagged in a failed assessment are addressed, the supplier can no longer carry out transport assignments for Scania.


“We have seen big improvements and increasing awareness at Scania regarding fair logistics and human rights questions in the past couple of years,” says Amanda Molina Zoppas, Sustainability Manager in Scania Logistics. “We have also raised the bar in our industry by putting more demands on the carriers we work with and by helping them be more sustainable as well.”

Scania’s many fair transport requirements include the following:

  • The need for transport companies to pay their drivers living wages
  • Only contracting with Tier One suppliers for inbound logistics, allowing them just one tier of subcontractors to pursue maximum transparency and human rights compliance throughout the transports value chain.
  • Providing extra allowances when a driver has to stay overnight, and a hotel room at the weekend.
  • Respect for driving and resting time laws.

“Some of these things are regulations in various countries,” explains Claudia Ferrari, Supply Chain Sustainability Developer at Scania Logistics. “We do see examples of great transporters that we work with who go way beyond the minimum standard threshold set out by the regulations, and that's really positive.”