Scania joins The Climate Pledge

In News, Scania2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineSeptember 24, 2021

Scania has announced it has joined The Climate Pledge, and is now one of several companies committing to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2040 – 10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement.

“Scania has set far-reaching climate targets and we look forward to collaborate with like-minded companies to deliver the transformational action needed to tackle climate change. We are proud to stand with the other signatories of The Climate Pledge,” said Scania president and chief executive Christian Levin.

The Climate Pledge, led by former UN climate chief and founding partner of Global Optimism Christiana Figueres, and Tom Rivett-Carnac, former political strategist at the UNFCCC, seeks to bring together a group of companies and organizations that are prepared to move faster and inspire greater climate action.

Scania is among 200 other signatories working on ambitious actions to achieve net zero carbon emissions.

“Heavy commercial transport is no longer a hard-to-abate sector. We know how to reduce the emissions. We have the technology and we know what we need to do. I urge other companies in the industry to follow along with other stakeholders involved in achieving a sustainable transport system,” Levin said.

The commitment to The Climate Pledge means Scania agrees to three principals of action:

  • Measure and report greenhouse gas emissions on a regular basis;
  • Implement decarbonisation strategies in line with the Paris Agreement through real business changes and innovations, including efficiency improvements, renewable energy, materials reductions, and other carbon emission elimaination strategies;
  • Neutralise any remaining emissions with additional, quantifiable, real, permanent, and socially-beneficial offsets to achieve net zero annual carbon emissions by 2040.