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Scania commits to halve its CO2 emissions by 2025

Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions need to be halved every decade to stop global warming. In line with this, Sweden-headed engine, bus and truck manufacturer Scania has set two firm targets to be fulfilled by 2025. Globally, CO2 emissions in its operations will be halved compared to 2015 with the same target for land transport logistics in Europe and Latin America.

An artist’s rendering of the planned new foundry (image courtesy Scania).

To deliver on the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement as well as on Scania’s commitment to a sustainable transport system, the company says that it is continuously working to minimise greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its products. This ambition 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 percent in all of our operations globally by 2025, said Ruthger de Vries, Executive Vice President and Head of Production and Logistics.

Scania says that it will achieve the target by further optimising its production processes, by improving energy efficiency and by converting to renewable sources. In 2017, it 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, said de Vries.

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

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