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Sustainability ambitions and targets

At Scania, there is no separate strategy for sustainability. Instead, sustainability is at the core of our business strategy aiming to align our targets and activities with sustainable development. Scania’s overarching purpose is to drive the shift towards a sustainable transport system. To achieve this goal, Scania must both do the right things in terms of solutions for sustainable transport but also do things in the right way and act as a responsible business – environmentally, socially and ethically. Scania measure and follow up on our sustainability performance in relation to set targets. To track our performance, we have developed 18 sustainability indicators linked to our most material areas with connection to impact, risk and the life cycle of our products.

The indicators included on this page do not cover all external available Scania sustainability and ESG data. For a complete set of disclosures including definitions, way of working and reporting principles please see the Annual and sustainability report.

Science-based target-user phase

During 2020 Scania set science-based targets related to decarbonisation. The science-based targets are part of our corporate targets, and will impact on investment decisions across our business areas, from production and logistics to product development and sales priorities. More than 90 percent of the carbon emissions from our business is generated when products are in use. Scania’s ambition is to measure the well-to-wheel emissions from fuel consumption during the use of its products, taking into account the emissions generated in the production of the fuel or electricity.

CO2 reduction from product (Science-based target)

The graph shows the journey towards the target of 20 percent CO2 reduction from products during the user phase. Starting on 100 percent in 2015, we are aiming to reach 80 percent by 2025 at the latest. Currently we are on 95.8 percent, a reduction of just above 4 percent since 2015. The pandemic affected sales in a way that resulted in a decreased market share for regions and segments that traditionally achieve higher CO2 reductions than others. This led to overall scope 3 emissions increasing, despite reductions within each region and segment. Taking into account the normalisation in the markets post-covid, the roll out and increasing volumes of battery electric vehicles, increased share of renewable fuels in our customers tanks, improved engines and powertrains and more focus on energy efficiency related services, we are expecting to see the rate of reduction accelerate significantly in the coming years



CO2 reduction 2015-2025 (CO2e/km) WtW

Energy efficiency

Energy efficiency is a core priority for Scania, regardless of fuel type or energy source. Fuel consumption is the number one factor for customers buying a truck or a bus today. Improving energy efficiency plays an important role in helping us reach our science-based target.

Driver Evaluation

Since driver evaluation was launched in 2020 the numbers have gone up dramatically and the end of 2021 Scania landed on 11,277 active subscriptions. The Driver Evaluation service makes hauliers aware of their drivers’ behaviours and supplies suggestions on improvement. The drivers can follow their performance in a mobile app.

Scania flexible maintenance

In 2021 we continued to grow our Scania Flexible Maintenance contracts, which support customers with service adapted to their vehicle and operations. The growth rate has been well over the expected outcome for 2021 due to COVID-19 situation and the uncertainties when the predictions were made.

Renewable fuels and electrification

Increasing the use of renewable fuels and sales of electrified vehicles will play a key role in achieving our science-based targets. In order to decrease the use of fossil fuels, renewable fuels must become more available. Scania offers the broadest range of renewable or alternative fuel solutions on the market. All Scania diesel vehicles can be fuelled with HVO biodiesel, without any modifications or limitations. Electrification of the transport sector is growing fast. As of today, Scania’s electric solutions include hybrid buses and trucks as well as battery-powered electric trucks and buses. The portfolio is set to grow in the coming years. Scania is committed to introduce a broader offer of electrified vehicles every year this decade. Our target is for electric solutions to make up 10 percent of our total vehicles sales volume by 2025 and 50 percent by 2030.

Sales of alternative fuels and electrified vehicles

Increases in sales of gas, FAME, hybrids and battery electric trucks resulted that the share of alternatives to diesel increased from 5.1 percent to 5.8 of total sales volume. The total bus sales dropped, but despite the lower sales volume we managed to keep the share of alternatives to diesel at 45–50 percent. The decrease of bus sales also resulted in a lower share of alternatives to diesel on the total level, though the truck share and total number of unit increased.

Smart and safe transport

Digital technologies is key to making transport smarter, safer and more efficient. Since 2011, all Scania vehicles are equipped with the Scania Communicator as standard. The Communicator collects and analyses data in order for us to provide our customers, and in turn their customers, with insights on how to improve efficiency in the transport value chain. Our connected vehicles are a prerequisite for us to be able to measure the user phase CO2 impact, develop related services and to be able to understand the true impact of our actions.


Customers continued to see the value of connecting their vehicles during 2021 and 64 percent of our ten-year rolling fleet is now connected. This forms a strong basis for our continued efforts in providing customers with smart and safe transports. The growth during the year was, despite challenges with semiconductor components, even stronger than expected and we reached 559,051 connected vehicles by the end of 2021.

Environmental footprint

Proactively reducing the environmental footprint from the complete value chain by working actively with emission reduction, resource use and energy efficiency is central to Scania’s daily operations. Scania’s own environmental impact stems from our production processes, our global workshop facilities and our offices. However we also have an indirect environmental impact stemming from the materials that we source to build our products and the logistic required to be a manufacturer.

CO2 from operations (Science-based target)

2021 has been a year with high pressure on our facilities compared to 2020 where many facilities had to close during shorter periods. This has resulted in a slight increase of total emissions compared to 2020. However, compared to 2015 we still see a reduction of emissions of 37 percent. With a clear roadmap in place for the coming years Scania still sees a clear path towards reaching the target for 2025. 



CO2 reduction 2015-2025 (CO2e).

CO2 emissions from land transport

CO2e per transported tonne decreased from 55 kg to 53 kg, despite supply chain disturbances caused by COVID-19 and the semiconductor shortage. Emissions per transported tonne has decreased by 26 percent compared to the baseline year 2016. Implementation of a new, more precise, calculation system impacts the values. Baseline has therefore been recalculated from 61 kg CO2e to 72 kg CO2e per transported tonne. Values for 2018 are still using the old system and shows a slightly smaller scope. An increased share of train transports has contributed to lowering emissions, together with use of alternative fuels. 



reduction in CO2e emissions from land transport per transported tonne between 2016 and 2025.

Energy consumption from industrial facilities

With production being back on a high level we see an increase in total energy use for 2021 compared to 2020 but at the same time a decrease of the use per produced vehicle. The number has decreased with 7.3 percent since 2015. 



less energy per produced vehicle in industrial operations 2015-2025.

Fossil free electricity

During 2021 Scania’s facilities ended up on 99.96 percent fossil-free electricity. The final 0.04 percent we were not able to cover this year due to challenges with availability of fossil-free alternatives in some markets. Scania will continuously follow the level of fossil-free electricity and always aim for the 100 percent target.



of our operations run on fossil-free electricity where the necessary prerequisites are in place.

Waste material that is not recycled

Waste material that was not recycled continued down during 2021 and landed on 194 kg per produced vehicle corresponding to an 35 percent decrease since 2015.



reduction of waste per produced vehicle that is not recycled in our industrial operations between 2015-2025.

Water usage

Use of water per produced vehicle has decreased during 2021 down to a level of 6.5 cubic meters. 



reduction of water use per produced vehicle between 2015-2025.

Human rights management

We know that some of our biggest human and labour rights risks are in our supply chain. Scania sources materials, parts and other resources from around 1,000 direct and more than 10,000 indirect suppliers around the world. We are committed to assessing and mitigating human rights risk throughout our supply chain. We insist that our suppliers meet the highest standards and act in full accordance with our policies and guidelines concerning human and labour rights in the supply chain. Working with our partners in the Volkswagen Group, we have developed a group-wide approach that increases our leverage and ensures greater transparency on human rights challenges. As part of this approach the Volkswagen Group has a joint management system for sustainability rating for suppliers. In 2020 a management system for raw materials was established. In 2021 the approach was further developed with a system for human rights due diligence covering other materials outside the raw materials scope

Sustainability risk assessed suppliers

During 2021, Scania managed to increase the supplier’s overall sustainability rating despite introducing stricter requirements with a new version of the Self Assessment Questionnaire: “4.0”. Scania’s target is to have the majority of suppliers in the highest rating (A) category and to reduce the high risk suppliers in the lowest rating (C) category to a minimum. Suppliers from both parts and services (existing and new) were assessed in the areas of Working conditions and Human Rights, Health and Safety, Business Ethics, Environment, Supplier Management and Responsible sourcing of raw materials. 



suppliers in the highest rating category (A) by 2025.


suppliers in lowest rating category.

Social dialogue

We believe that good relations and social dialogue improve the work environment as well as company performance. Social Dialogue is in particular a key enabler in achieving a Just Transition in line with the Paris Agreement, and a very important enabler in the transformation that Scania is currently in the midst of as a company.

Collective bargaining agreements

The percentage of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements have decreased slightly to a level of 75 percent of Scania employees. 



Our vision is that 100 percent of our employees should have the possibility to form collective bargaining agreements or in other ways engage in constructive dialogue.

Diversity and inclusion

Fostering a diverse workforce is critical for our success. The right mix of skills and perspectives, in combination with a working environment built on trust and inclusion, is a prerequisite for Scania to drive the shift towards a sustainable transport system. Skill Capture is the response to the challenges that are accompanying the transition to a new, more sustainable transportation industry. Our Skill Capture programme is designed to broaden the scope of diversity, taking into account all aspects of diversity including gender and cultural diversity as well as personality and experience. The programme also aims to improve our inclusiveness. It involves all levels of the organisation and covers the whole journey for each employee from initial awareness to action. 

Diversity and inclusion index

Our D&I Index number continues to improve despite the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Over 48,000 colleagues were invited to participate in the 2021 Employee Satisfaction Barometer reaching more colleagues than previous years. Skill Capture, Scania’s method of working with Diversity and Inclusion, continues to allow for local markets to focus on and implement actions suited to their needs and environment. 



score on the related questions in the Employee Satisfaction Barometer.

Gender equal opportunities

The result for the year shows a 1.8 percentage point (1.8 percent = 104 individuals) difference between men and women in management, which is an increase from the 2020 result. The work continues, with analytics to secure our understanding of the root cause, as well as other abilities within diversity and inclusion. The target – equal opportunities – still stands. 



opportunities to become managers for men and women. 

Health and safety

As a natural part of a sustainable society and the aim of becoming the leader in sustainable transport, the safety and health of all Scania employees are a top priority. Our goal is to preserve and promote the safety, health and well-being at work for all our employees and visitors at our premises. All work within this area is executed and aligned with existing principles and our core values. We strive to achieve a sustainable workplace and a safe, healthy working environment. On our journey to become and remain a top employer with top employees, all our activities shall be based on the principle “By creating good working conditions all injuries and ill health can be prevented”.

Healthy attendance

Healthy attendance has decreased slightly during 2021 due to the COVID-19 situation and restrictions but is still up on a high level. 



healthy attendance.

Occupational accidents with sick-leave

The number of accidents decreased during 2021 and is down below our target level.



or less accidents per million worked hours

Business ethics

Scania has zero tolerance for corruption and unethical business practices. Wherever in the world Scania operates, we adhere to high ethical standards. The Scania Code of Conduct is mandatory for all employees and lays down the overarching framework and provides guidance for how employees are expected to act.

Code of conduct training

With two years into the launch of the new code of conduct E-learning 94 percent of employees has taken the course. The course is mandatory for all employees and shall be repeated within an interval of 2–4 years depending on type of work.



of our employees are trained in the Scania Code of Conduct.