At Scania, there is no separate strategy for sustainability. Instead, sustainability is at the core of our business strategy aiming to align our targets and activities with sustainable development. Scania’s overarching purpose is to drive the shift towards a sustainable transport system. To achieve this goal, Scania must both do the right things in terms of solutions for sustainable transport but also do things in the right way and act as a responsible business – environmentally, socially and ethically. Expectations and requirements within the area of sustainability are constantly developing, and Scania’s understanding and ambitions needs to evolve in tandem with society.
To successfully reach Scania’s high ambitions in the sustainability area, Scania must have a transformative approach to sustainability. Transformation means fundamental changes to products and services, to the business model and to how the company is operated. This transformative approach requires leadership from the highest level of the company, and is manifested through the Corporate Strategy.
Our strategic work is dependent on understanding our impact, including the risks and opportunities along the life cycle, with the ambition of linking targets and actions with science. We have together with our stakeholders identified three key sustainability areas that need to permeate all parts of our business: people sustainability, circular business and decarbonisation. Each of these areas are connected and dependent upon each other.
While responsibility to embed sustainability to normal processes rests with management within each function at Scania, success in this area rests on our ability to work cross-functionally.
Scania Sustainability Board (SSB)
Established in 2016, Scania Sustainability Board (SSB) is Scania’s forum for cross-functional coordination of sustainability, bringing together all parts of the company. SSB is responsible for setting the sustainability direction, targets and initiatives, as well as ensuring cross-functional action on sustainability priorities.