Scania wants to be the benchmark in sustainable logistics. Our goal is to set the standard on how to act as a transport buyer. We ensure that social and legal aspects are accounted for, in parallel with actively improving our own transport network to increase efficiency in the logistic flows and to minimise CO2 emissions. Co-modality, alternative fuels and increased logistical efficiency are all part of our solution.
Achieving the best balance
To adopt these best practices, decisions within our logistical operations are based on achieving the best balance between three requirements: CO2 emissions, quality and cost. When sourcing transport solutions Scania values CO2 reduction on the same level as we value decreased cost or better quality. We use the same methods and principles as we use in our production system to improve our logistical efficiency; as a result, we have seen a greater use of assets and have reduced supply chain waste.
Rising expectations on our suppliers
Teaming up with partners who share our goals to be energy-efficient is key for Scania. All of our logistics suppliers must be able to meet or exceed the Euro 5 criteria and meet the requirement for a three percent annual reduction in CO2 emissions according to the sustainable sourcing standard. The intention of this is to stimulate our partners to work with continuous improvement. Additionally, all transporters must be ISO 14001 certified, have, safe, fuel-efficient driver training, and follow the UNGC’s 10 principles or equivalent. Euro 5 and Euro 6 are EU emissions limits set for heavy commercial vehicles that are the world’s toughest emissions standards. Scania was the first to introduce Euro 6 technology in early 2011, ahead of legislation.
Working with alternative fuels is another way of cutting emissions. The potential for implementing alternative fuels solutions is evaluated by Scania fleet composer; the results assist us and our partners in implementing new solutions.