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Scania Malaysia and Singapore stop operations for one hour during Scania Climate Day

15 September 2019, KUALA LUMPUR – As a testament of its commitment to battling climate change, Scania calls for a Climate Day and will boldly close its operations for one hour. During this hour, Scania will focus on conducting further training in sustainability for its employees including more than 350 employees across Malaysia and Singapore.

Starting from 11 am until 12 pm on 20 September 2019, employees at all twelve of Scania Malaysia branches nationwide as well as the Regional Product Centre in Port Klang, Scania employees in Scania Singapore and Asia Product Centre in Singapore will stop work and attend a Scania Climate Day training on sustainability at their respective premises. Discussions, quiz session, reflection sessions, conference calls across the branches and the next steps will be part of the activities during the training. Scania Malaysia is also inviting its fans, and members of the media to attend the Scania Climate Day training.

“Scania Climate Day is important to us as a company because it gives us a chance to reflect internally whilst sending a strong message on the importance of sustainability. It starts with the awareness, the know-how and the actions, that we as employees, can take as a responsible business. I am looking forward to a fruitful session that will further help us find ways to reduce our impact on climate change – both locally and globally,” commented Scania Southeast Asia Managing Director, Marie Sjödin Enström.

Scania is committed to driving the shift towards a sustainable transport system.  In conjunction with the United Nations Climate Action Summit 2019 that will be taking place on 23 September 2019 in New York, United States of America, Scania will reiterate its commitment towards minimising emissions from its products and its own operations. These include cutting CO2 emissions by 50 percent from its land transport per transported tonne by 2025 (using 2016 as a baseline), cutting CO2 emissions from its operations by 50 percent by 2025 (using 2015 as a baseline), switching to 100 percent fossil-free electricity by 2020 where the necessary prerequisites are in place, and continuing to offer the broadest range of products on the market that run on alternatives to fossil fuel such as its commercial biofuel solutions.