Scania to stop for one hour to consider the environment Hybrid truck shown in Europe
Scania to stop for one hour to consider the environment Hybrid truck shown in Europe

Scania to stop for an hour to consider the environment

SCANIA is driving the shift towards a sustainable transport solution around the world and across its business.

On Friday, September 20, Scania globally will pause its operations for one hour to deliver important details about the impact of climate change to its employees. The company will also seek ideas from its staff as to how it can improve its work with sustainability in every aspect of its operations.

Climate Day at Scania is a forerunner to the United Nations Climate Action Summit to be held in New York on Monday, September 23.

In Australia, Scania will take an hour in the afternoon of 20th September to outline its sustainable options, consider how to further reduce carbon dioxide emissions, and be more proactive within its daily operations to drive down waste and emissions.

"We have worked purposefully with sustainability and it has a profound impact on our products, our production and the way we do business," says Scania President and CEO Henrik Henriksson. "Now we are taking yet another step and we choose training as our course of action for our Climate Day, since we believe that increasing knowledge about climate change is crucial to be able to deliver on the Paris Agreement.

"Business has an important part to play in fighting climate change. We cannot stand idly by and wait for others to take action. I would like to challenge other companies to take action and hopefully we can generate great impact together," Henrik says.

"Within Scania Australia we will be talking about the concrete steps we can take to make our operations more efficient and sustainable, today, tomorrow and within the foreseeable future," says Mikael Jansson, Managing Director of Scania Australia.

"Scania Australia has been at the forefront of the sustainability message in our external actions and with the roll-out of new products, but there is still much to be done across our operations and across the transport industry as a whole.

"I have spoken this year already about the need to drive old, dirty trucks and buses from our roads. Scania has unilaterally adopted the Euro 6 emissions standard across all our trucks aimed at urban use. We are also committed to supplying vehicles that can run on locally made alternative and renewable fuels. But there is much more that we can do, and we will do," he says. 
Globally, Scania is working continuously to minimise emissions from its products, as well as those generated by its own operations and transport footprint.

Scania has already committed to a number of targets:

  • To cut CO2 emissions by 50 percent from its land transport per transported tonne by 2025
  • To cut CO2 emissions in its operations by 50 percent by 2025
  • To switch to 100 percent fossil-free electricity by 2050
  • To continue offering the broadest range of products on the market that run on alternatives to fossil fuel
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