Scania Singapore will stop operations for one hour during Scania Climate Day
17 September 2019, Singapore – 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 on 20 September 2019. During this hour, Scania Singapore will focus on conducting sustainability training for all its employees in three different locations across Singapore.
Starting from 11am until 12pm, about 80 employees in Scania Singapore and the Asia Parts Centre in Singapore will stop work and attend the Scania Climate Day training on sustainability at their respective premises. The training programme will feature discussions, quizzes, reflections and sharing sessions, as well as concrete action steps.
“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,” commented Scania Southeast Asia Managing Director, Marie Sjödin Enström.
She added: “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.”
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, 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 natural gas, hydro-treated vegetable oil, bioethanol, biogas and biodiesel.