SDG 2 – Zero hunger

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Efficient logistical chains in agriculture ensures access to market and affordable food.

Through the initiative Etha, Scania cooperated with ethanol supplier Lantmännen Agroetanol to provide dairy company Arla with a climate-smart distribution system that reduces carbon dioxide emissions by about 11.5 tonnes per truck per year. Ninety-five percent of the fuel being used is ethanol, which has been produced in Norrköping from raw material sourced from Swedish agriculture. Only the starch is used for fuel, with the proteins and fibres being used in the production of animal fodder, thus remaining part of the food chain.

Malnutrition remains an urgent situation in India and is one of the most crucial challenges to India’s development planners. Malnutrition amongst women is one of the prime causes of low birth-weight babies and poor growth.  Therefore, in 2015, Scania started supporting a malnutrition program for females which provided Spirulina, a healthy algae that has an extremely high protein and nutrient value. The goal was to make a change in the villages surrounding Scania’s production unit and Indian head office, east of Bengaluru.