Scania commits to halving its CO2 emissions by 2025

2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineMarch 23, 2018

Carbon emissions need to be halved every decade to stop global warming. In line with this, Scania has set two firm targets to be fulfilled by 2025. Globally, CO2 emissions in its operations will be halved, with the same target for land transport logistics in Europe and Latin America.

To deliver on the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement as well as on Scania‘s commitment to a sustainable transport system, Scania continuously works to minimise greenhouse gas emissions from its products. This also applies to reducing emission levels generated from its own operations and transport footprint.

“We have the long-term vision of carbon neutral operations. To reach our vision, we are challenging ourselves to cut CO2 emissions by 50% in all of our operations globally by 2025,” says Ruthger de Vries, executive vice president and head of production and logistics.

Scania will achieve the target (set using 2015 as a baseline) by further optimising its production processes, improving energy efficiency and converting to renewable sources. In 2017, Scania announced the commitment to switch to fossil-free electricity by 2020.

The daily logistics flows in Scania‘s operations are vast and the second new target relates to its role as a major transport service buyer.

“Each day, we speak with our customers and their customers about the most sustainable alternatives for their specific transport assignments. Our own logistics operations are in many ways a laboratory where we test new ideas and develop our capabilities. As a large transport buyer it is therefore natural that we also strive to be a benchmark and commit to significantly reduce our emissions footprint,” says de Vries.

By adopting a model where CO2 reduction is valued as much as cost in choosing the transport solution, Scania aims to reduce emissions from its land transport logistics flows in Europe and Latin America by 50% by 2025