Our core values

Our core values

Our success is based on the core values – Customer first, Respect for the individual and Elimination of waste. Strongly interrelated, they have always guided our actions and been the foundation for all business development.

They have highlighted the importance of our customers, employees, the company and our role in society as a whole throughout Scania’s history.

On the journey towards a more sustainable future, Scania believes that partnerships will be required in order to accelerate change. Given our commitment to continuous improvement we also review our core values. During 2016, we have therefore reviewed our core values to better reflect our role in the ecosystem as well as our position within Volkswagen Truck & Bus.

By adding the values Determination, Team Spirit and Integrity to our existing three core values, Scania now has a set of six core values.

Our core values will continue to be integral to the way we run our company, building a global leadership in sustainable transport.

Customer first

Customer first

We are only successful when our customers are successful. By understanding our customers’ business, we provide tailored solutions that make them winners in a sustainable transport system. The customers’ operations and efficiency are at the centre of our value chain; from R&D, sourcing and production to sales, delivery and financing of vehicles, engines and services.


Respect for the individual

We treat others the way we want to be treated. We listen and understand. From drivers of our vehicles to all of our employees and society at large, the individual stands at the centre of all that we do. We seek to capture the knowledge, experience and ambition of each individual to continuously improve what we do, and how we do it.


Elimination of waste

With a strong focus on continuous improvements throughout our entire organisation, we ensure safe and high quality output in all areas. Deviations from targets and standards help us to identify and eliminate waste. In everything we do, internally as well as externally, we strive to optimise our flow and resource efficiency while minimising our environmental footprint.



We are dedicated all the way and motivated to reach beyond the next level. We take pride in meeting challenges with innovative solutions, and always learn from our experiences. Being aware of details, while fully understanding the bigger picture, generates value for us and our customers.


Team spirit

To be number one in our industry, we are joining forces and work openly across borders, towards a common goal. We view differences and diversity as opportunities, and we challenge each other to become better. A shared sense of direction brings collective strength and a group belonging.



We recognise that we have a social responsibility and always strive to do the right things in the right way. We act in accordance with our culture, core values and principles. We follow all legal and compliance standards. Trust builds relationships with customers, business partners and society at large, making it one of our most important assets. We always keep our promises and are accountable for what we do.