Reducing energy and emissions through sustainable transport solutions

Reducing energy and emissions through sustainable transport solutions

  • Overview


    With the aim to be the leader in sustainable transport, at Scania we are building our business while creating value for our customers, employees and society. Delivering customized heavy trucks, buses, engines and services, our focus is on efficient, low-carbon solutions that enhance customer profitability.

    Commitment Target(s)
    • 2020 – Reduce energy use by 50% in Scania´s industrial operations by 2020, compared to 2010.

    • 2020 – Reduce CO2 emissions by 25 % from inbound transport by 2020, compared to 2012.

    • Details

      Activities to reduce CO2 emissions of inbound transport:
      o At Scania, we have an ambition to contribute to the shift towards a sustainable transport system. Our own project NILE, aimed at creating more efficient inbound logistics and thereby reducing carbon emissions, shows how significant improvements can be achieved on a system level. In 2014 the program achieved up to 16% reduction of CO2 in inbound transport.
      o We are also aiming to take a greater responsibility as transport buyers by putting higher demands on sustainable transport solutions and working actively together with our suppliers and transport providers on improving quality throughout the supply chain.
      Inbound transport means incoming parts to our production plants, components between our plants and distribution of empty packaging to our suppliers.
      o We are tracking CO2 emission KPIs on different levels in our company, from operational to corporate. The basis for our emission calculations are detailed statistics for every shipment in our network.

      Activities regarding energy use in industrial operations:
      Our goal is to reduce energy consumption by half and consequently carbon dioxide emissions from production over the period 2010–2020. Reaching this goal involves a number of activities, including:
      o Mapping energy consumption and subsequent activities for improvement
      o Reducing base load
      o Energy Kaizen, behavioural change with regard to reducing energy waste
      o Clarifying energy implications in the investment processes
      o Central steering group to follow and prioritise improvements and investments
      o Technology roadmap – optimising processes or exploring new manufacturing methods
      o Increasing volume without expanding the production system improves the utilization

      Sustainable Development Goals
      7. Affordable and clean energy; 11. Sustainable cities and communities; 12. Responsible consumption and production; 13. Climate action; 14. Life below water; 15. Life on land
      Issue areas
      Biodiversity; Climate Change; Energy; Principle 7; Principle 8; Principle 9
      Industry sector(s) that apply to this commitment
      Automobiles & parts
      Country(s) where this commitment will be implemented


      Names of committing organisations

      Note: All organisations listed above are accountable for the commitment made. These organisations are required to complete an annual communication on progress for the duration of the commitment, either jointly or individually, as laid out in the accountability section of the submission form.