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We measure and follow up on our sustainability performance in relation to set targets. To track our performance, we have developed 21 sustainability KPIs linked to our most material areas.

Scania has set science-based carbon reduction targets, that commit us to reducing emissions at the scale and pace science dictates necessary to limit global warming. The targets encompass not only emissions from our direct global operations, but also from our customers’ vehicles when in use.

Sustainable transport

Science-based target

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 Scania 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.

Taking into account 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) 

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. We therefore work relentlessly to improve the efficiency of our vehicles and to increase the sales of our Ecolution programme and the number of drivers who take part in our coaching and trainings, resulting in emission reduction and safer driving.  As we grow the number of Scania Flexible Maintenance contracts, resource efficiency at our workshops is improved and our customers experience fewer standstills.  Improving energy efficiency plays an important role in helping us reach our science-based target. 

Scania Ecolution

In 2020, the number of Ecolution contracts have continued to grow, and the programme has been launched in new markets. 

Driver training

Driver performance has a major impact on fuel consumption and therefore emissions. In 2020, drivers around the globe continued to attend trainings, and the number of drivers who had received training reached almost 50,000.

As a result of the pandemic, we had to reduce the amount of training events we held in 2020. However, many markets have been creative in finding new ways to deliver driver training, through digital channels.


Driver coaching

Although Driver Coaching continued during 2020, in recent years we have not seen the number of coaching sessions increase at the level we had aimed for. We want to continue to scale the positive impact driver coaching has for our customers and the environment. We will therefore focus on reinventing the service to make it easier to deliver its value to the market. 

Scania flexible maintenance

In 2020 we continued to grow our Scania Flexible Maintenance contracts, which support customers with service adapted to their vehicle and operations. Due to the COVID-19 situation the growth rate has been slightly lower than predicted but it is still on a high level. The number of contracts grew to 124,240.

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. Most Scania Euro 5 and 6 vehicles can be fuelled with HVO biodiesel, without any modifications or limitations.

The supply of biogas remains a challenge for the transport industry. Although both production and distribution networks are growing, natural gas will continue to contribute to the transition. We will help to accelerate the transition by working closely with partners in the transport ecosystem such as customers, transport buyers, infrastructure providers, fuel providers and decision makers such as regulators and policy makers.

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 sales by 2025.

Sales of alternative fuels and electrified vehicles

In 2020, the number of sold vehicles that can run on alternatives to diesel and on electricity reached 6,063 vehicles, 8.5 percent of total sales. Although the number of vehicles is slightly lower than last year, the percentage of total sales has increased significantly. More than 50 percent of our bus sales are now low-carbon alternatives. In the truck business the development is slower but sales are increasing steadily and landed on just below 5 percent in 2020. We expect a growth in electrified vehicles in the coming years for both buses and trucks as our portfolio grows and solutions become available to customers. 

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. Bus Rapid Transit systems (BRT) are an example of a transport system that positively contributes to economic and social development while being an environmentally smart solution to challenges such as congestion or pollution in cities.


Customers continued to see the value of connecting their vehicles during 2020 and 79 percent of our five-year rolling fleet is now connected. This forms a strong basis for our continued efforts in providing customers with smart and safe transports. Five years ago we set a target to have 450,000 connected vehicles by 2020. The target is now reached, with 485,693 connected vehicles by end 2020. 

BRT bus registration

In 2020, 760 new Scania buses were registered in Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems globally, achieving the target for 2020 of 750 buses registered. However, due to the COVID-19 situation we predict that the number for 2021 will be significantly lower because of the drop in bus orders during this year. 

Responsible business

Environmental footprint

Proactively reducing our environmental footprint by being resource and energy-efficient is central to Scania’s daily operations.  We have set one strong CO2 reduction target that apply to the whole company, approved by the Science Based Targets initiative. 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 targets related to our logistics, energy and water use as well as the amount of fossil free electricity in our operations.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, Scania made several adjustments in production including a 20 day global shut down. We also saw lower sales volumes, resulting in numbers measured per vehicle for 2020 particularly affected. This has an impact on our ability of reaching our targets in this area. However, as operations recovered we began to see the numbers moving in the right direction. By end 2020, most of the targets were renewed with even higher ambitions towards 2025.

CO2 from operations (Science-based target)

Since 2015 the emitted CO2 from Scania’s global operations has decreased significantly. Through increased energy efficiency, reduction of energy waste and transfer to renewable energy we have achieved a 43 percent reduction compared to 2015. 



CO2 reduction in both our industrial and commercial operations compared to 2015 

CO2 emissions from land transport

2020 started with a positive trend, with CO2 emissions decreasing per transported ton. However, from April the COVID-19 situation strongly impacted the logistic flows with deviations and dropping volumes. We recovered well as the situation stabilised during the last months of the year. In summary, the annual CO2 emissions per transported ton increased by 4 percent compared to previous year. However, total amount of CO2 emissions decreased by 25 percent, being the lowest figure since the target was set. In addition, the CO2 per transported ton for Inbound logistics ended up at an all-time low in December. This was achieved thanks to introduction of fossil-free fuels in several flows. 



reduction in CO2 emissions from land transport per transported tonne between 2016 and 2025 

Energy consumption from industrial facilities

During 2020, the amount of energy we use has decreased significantly in absolute numbers. Since 2018, the annual reduction corresponds to an annual use of energy for our production unit in Holland. However the energy per vehicle has risen to 8,2 MWh/vehicle, which is equal to a 15,5 percent reduction since 2010. The increase per vehicle can be explained by the unusual COVID-19 situation, which limited how we could operate our facilities and the lower production volumes. The energy target is expected to be reached when operations go back to a more normal state. The target has been extended and revised with a 2025 ambition. 



less energy per produced vehicle in industrial operations between 2010 and 2020. 


less energy per vehicle in industrial operations 2015-2025 

Fossil free electricity

In March 2020 Scania’s production site in Argentina started sourcing fossil-free electricity. This means that the target of 100 percent fossil-free electricity for all industrial operations has been reached. From 2020 all Scanias regional production centres are now also only sourcing fossil free electricity. 



of our operations run on fossil-free electricity by 2020 where the necessary prerequisites are in place. 

Waste material that is not recycled

During 2019, the level of waste that is not recycled has increased somewhat per produced vehicle due to a decrease in produced vehicles. Total waste levels are kept on a similar level as last year.



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


reduction of waste in absolute volume 2015-2025 

Water usage

During 2020, our water usage in absolute numbers has decreased substantially. However, water usage per vehicle reached 7.5 m3. This is due to lower production volumes caused by the COVID-19 situation. 



reduction of water use per vehicle between 2015 and 2025. 

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. 

Diversity and inclusion index

Despite the COVID-19 situation, we have made progress using Skill Capture practices along with digitalisation when finding new ways of working. The Skill Capture toolbox has expanded and some activities are now spread more widely, which together with a broader awareness have contributed to the increased result. 



on the related questions in the Employee Satisfaction Barometer. 

Gender equal opportunities

The result for the year shows an equal level between men and women, with the difference having decreased from 2019. 



opportunities to become managers for men and women. 

Human and labour rights

Pursuing high standards in human and labour rights is critical for Scania. We aim to manage our impacts and support people throughout our value chain, from our own employees to our suppliers, customers and communities. 

Sustainability risk assessed suppliers

During 2020, Scania managed to increase the amount of sustainability risk assessed suppliers including both new and existing suppliers. The supplier’s overall sustainability rating have improved over the years and 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 of both parts and services was 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 (C) by 2025 

Collective bargaining agreements

We continuously work to uphold our employees’ right and freedom to engage in dialogue with the company, as well as to provide good working conditions. One way of measuring this is the percentage of employees covered by collective bargaining agreement. For 2020 this reached 80 percent. 



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. 

Safety and health

As a natural part of a sustainable society and the vision 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 our employees. 

Healthy attendance

Through a dedicated management team, engagement among our employees and a systematic way of working we continuously improve our performance and safeguard the health of our employees. Global healthy attendance decreased 0.1 percent during 2020, and is on 96.4 percent. Results from 2020 are difficult to analyse fairly due to COVID-19.



healthy attendance.

Occupational accidents with sick-leave

With dedication from our managers, engagement among our employees and a systematic way of working with deviations, risks but also possibilities, we have continuously improved our performance and are closing in on our target.



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. 

Code of conduct training

In 2020 Scania launched a new online Code of Conduct learning, with the aim to reach all employees. 28,672, corresponding to 61 percent of all employees completed the training in 2020. 



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

  • For more details about our way of working and definitions on our sustainability KPI’s see pages 133-141 in the Sustainability and annual report 2020.