Making a difference on the ground

Making a difference on the ground

As a major employer in all the places where Scania operates, the company supports local communities in a variety of ways, from vocational training to education  and health initiatives.

Scania in Södertälje, Sweden, employs some 10,500 people in a diverse municipality with a population of 90,000. Nearly half of its population is from countries outside Sweden. Among the activities, Scania supports local sports clubs that are highly engaged in promoting diversity and integration.

Scania is active throughout the world and engages in supporting local communities. In South Africa, for example, Scania partners with the Swedish Workplace HIV/AIDS programme in a regional approach to HIV/AIDS across Southern Africa. Prevention, treatment and care strategies are aimed at protecting employee rights, creating a productive working environment and maintaining healthy workforces for the companies involved.

Another project supported in South Africa is the Soweto Kliptown Youth Centre (SKY), a non-profit organisation focused on at-risk children. It offers residential care to 45 children, and for many more acts as a second home where children can do homework, practise dancing and sport, and enjoy a nutritious meal.