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Responsible business

Scania’s approach to sustainability is firmly rooted in our core values and our way of working. We strive to ensure that our business is sustainable in all aspects and that at every stage we are complying with the highest social, ethical and environmental standards.

Environmental footprint


Scania works to use resources as efficiently as possible in our operations and in our production processes. Our efforts are built on the precautionary principle and the lifecycle perspective aiming to contribute to a circular economy. Our core value ‘elimination of waste’ guides us in our work tocontinuously improve our processes in areas such as CO2 emissions, energy, waste and water.


Scania’s strategic plan includes energy efficiency, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, reduction in water usage and reduction of waste in total and increased recycling as a natural and integral part of business.


Our product development and all our production sites are certified according to ISO 14001. We seek to continuously improve the environmental performance of our products, processes and services.Progress are closely followed up by Scania management.

CO2 emissions

By 2025, Scania aims to achieve a 50 percent CO2 reduction in both our industrial and commercial operations compared to 2015. This is complemented with CO2 reduction target related to our logistics.


Almost all greenhouse gases (GHG) emitted by our operations is CO2, derived from direct and indirect energy use. GHG emissions have been greatly reduced by energy efficiency measures and the achievement of 100% fossil-free electricity in our industrial operations. In 2020, Scania’s GHG emissions from industrial operations totalled 89,000 tonnes CO2e, a 43 percent reduction compared to 2015. 

Efficient energy use

One of our priorities is continuous improvements of energy efficiency. Scania has decided on a target to reduce the usage of energy within the production: by 2025 we aim to reduce energy usage by 25 percent from its level in 2015.


To support this target all Scania units have developed energy roadmaps and are now continuing with execution of improvement activities. All Scania production sites use a LEAN inspired method to identify and eliminate energy waste. 


It is important for Scania to have a trustworthy way of handling waste. Scania has decided on twotargets to increase reuse and recycling within production: by 2025 we aim to reduce the amount of waste material that is not recycled by 50 percent from its level in 2015. 


Complementary a target has also been set on absolute volume, to reduce amount of waste with 25% 2015-2025. To support this targets all units have studied material flows to identify ways to reduce waste and increase recycling of materials. Between 2015 and 2020 the waste material not recycled was reduced with 24 percent. 


Scania’s production processes are not water-intensive, and water is primarily used in closed systems. There is continuous improvement efforts to reduce water use and thereby also the management of waste water.


Scania reviews its production facilities to identify impact in areas with limited waterresources. During 2020 a new target was set to reduce water use per produced vehicle with 40% 2015-2025.

A solid founda­tion for business ethics

Scania has zero tolerance for corruption and other unethical business practices. Our first priority is to ensure that Scania is in compliance with all relevant laws and regulations wherever we do business. 


The Scania Code of Conduct sets out Scania’s ethical principles and provides guidance on how employees are expected to act.  Every employee must ensure compliance with Scania’s ethical principles within his / her area of responsibility. The Code of Conduct is supplemented by several more detailed Scania Group Policies, applicable world-wide and covering compliance topics such as donation and sponsoring, benefits to and from business partners, prohibition of facilitation payments, anti money-laundering, competition law, avoidance of conflicts of interest and due diligence of sales intermediaries. Scania Group Compliance, a dedicated central function with regional and local reach, manages Scania’s compliance and business ethics program, by amongst other things advising on business ethics topic and providing training and support.  


Scania strives to be a force for integrity and ethical business practices also in relation to business partners and society at large. Business partners, following due diligence checks, are required to act with equal high ethical standards. For suppliers, those standards are set out in the Scania Supplier Code of Conduct. Scania is a signatory to UN Global Compact and adheres to its ten principles, including anti-corruption. Moreover, Scania is a supporting member of the Swedish Anti-Corruption Institute (Institutet Mot Mutor) and a member of Transparency International Sweden’s Corporate Supporters Forum.


A corner stone of Scania’s efforts to conduct business in an ethical and sustainable manner is the whistleblowing system. Scania’s whistleblowing system encourages an open speak up culture and allows for early detection of potential wrongdoings. Key principles of the whistleblower system include the right to be anonymous and prohibition of retaliation against whistleblowers.

There are several different reporting channels available for whistleblowers to report potential wrongdoings, including but not limited to the dedicated email address