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Driving the shift

Scania is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of heavy-duty trucks, urban and intercity buses, and industrial and marine engines. The company has been a Volkswagen Group brand since 2008. On our way to become a leading provider of solutions for sustainable transport – a key corporate objective – Scania creates value for customers, employees and society alike. Scania focuses on producing efficient, low-carbon solutions that enhance customer profitability, well aware that success in these efforts depends on close collaboration and partnership with the aim of finding solutions along the entire value chain. By succeeding in this ambition, we strengthen our own competitiveness, profitability and future success. In 2016, Scania’s sales revenue totaled €10.6 billion.

2016 HIGHLIGHTS

"We are committed to be the leader in the shift towards a sustainable transport system, creating a world of mobility that is better for business, society and the environment."

The new premium

In August 2016, Scania marked its 125th anniversary with the launch of its new truck generation, the biggest investment in the company’s history. Created to set a new standard for what is premium in the transport industry, the new products and services are also a major landmark on the journey towards a future of sustainable transport. The new truck delivers 5 percent fuel savings on average due to improved powertrain and better aerodynamics. With high focus on safety the worlds first rollover side curtain airbag for trucks is introduced. Scania’s unique solution has the potential to significantly reduce the severity of injuries from rollover accidents.

BRT Accra Ghana

Scania aims to drive sustainable mobility in rapidly growing cities, with clever, cost-efficient bus systems offered through its bus, coach and services offering. In Ghana’s capital city Accra, Scania is rolling out the most comprehensive and complete Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in the company’s history. With 245 connected buses operating in their own dedicated lanes, the system is improving quality of life in one of Africa’s largest cities.

The world’s first electric road

In June 2016, the world’s first electric road was inaugurated near the Swedish city of Gävle. It was Scania’s electrically-powered truck that was the first to drive the route in open highway traffic, using conductive technology developed by Siemens. The truck on the road is a Euro 6-certified hybrid that operates as an electric vehicle when on the electrified road lane and as a regular hybrid running on biofuel at other times, such as when overtaking. The second truck starts operation in June 2017.

Other Projects

Transport academy to secure the operation of Ghana’s BRT-system

For the successful operations of the new BRT system in Accra, Ghana skilled technicians are needed more than ever. To provide in demand knowledge of heavy duty vehicles, Scania offers students vocational training at its modern workshop facility. In collaboration with the vocational school Government Technical Training Centre (GTTC), Scania provides specialised training for 30 students per year.

ETHA- Alternatives to fossil fuels

During 2016 Scania initiated ETHA in cooperation with Lantmännen (a Swedish agricultural cooperative). The purpose with ETHA is to make it easy for companies to choose a sustainable solution without compromising on their needs. ETHA is a full scale solution for the customer where Scania provides the vehicle technology and Lantmännen provides locally produced bioethanol as well as the needed infrastructure. With this combined effort, the result is a 90 percent CO2 reduction for the customer and the environment.

Scania for nutrition 

Scania India has for the past few years been working with four villages on Education, Health and Hygiene and Environment. The foundation stone is providing basic education, which leads to employment possibilities, changes in the mindset on issues like child marriage and prioritisation of health and hygiene through better sanitary conditions and functioning toilets. Scania also supplies safe drinking water to schools and day care centres in these villages and runs a programme called Scania for Nutrition, supplying nutritional supplements with an incentive to reduce health issues and improve daily lives. 

Ecolution by Scania

Ecolution by Scania combines our tailored products with driver services. Based on a continuous customer dialogue, the shared goal is improved fuel efficiency. Through optimised vehicle specification, performance diagnostics, driver training and monthly follow-ups we can lower the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions significantly.

During 2016 Scania increased the number of sold contracts with Ecolution with 37 percent compared to 2015, and saved our customers on average 12 percent in fuel and CO2 emissions.

Skill capture

Skill Capture is Scania’s framework for developing diversity and inclusion practices and implementing them in our everyday business. The purpose of Skill Capture is in the name: to help Scania capture the diversity of skills, knowhow and perspectives of our most valuable asset – our employees. 

The process starts with Skill Capture Initial Labs, with focus on how to establish ways of working that will allow all of our present and future employees to perform at their full potential in a diverse and inclusive corporate culture. This leads to concrete actions in management teams. To spread best practice and bring together the most-necessary improvement activities Scania will be tracking how the corporate mindset changes throughout the process. Starting in 2016 the Initial Labs have been conducted with Scania’s top management teams, including the Executive Board. To measure the progress of employees’ perception on Scania as a diverse and inclusive company, questions on this matter were included in the 2016 Employee Satisfaction Baromete

Finding new ways of working

With the aim of finding new ways of working and new ideas on how to deal with challenging issues relating to sustainability, the procurement department started the Wild and Crazy project. The Wild and Crazy project is built on that interested purchasers from different departments get the opportunity to work together to develop new solutions for challenges currently facing the Procurement division. The project team members split up into groups to tackle particular issues. After working on their issue for two to three months, they present the results to representatives from Scania senior management.”

Scania’s own transport

 

Scania wants to be the benchmark in sustainable logistics. We ensure that social and legal aspects are accounted for, in parallel with actively improving our own transport network to increase efficiency in the logistic flow and to minimise CO2 emissions. To adopt these best practices, decisions within our logistical operations are based on achieving the best balance between three requirements: CO2 emissions, quality and cost. When sourcing transport solutions Scania values CO2 reduction on the same level as we value decreased cost or better quality. This way of working straight away led to a reduction of emissions of 19 percent and 22 percent in two important tenders while maintaining high quality and balanced cost levels.

Stakeholder Dialogue

Sustainable transport forum

On 23 August 2016, Scania held a Sustainable Transport Forum in Paris, bringing together some of the world’s most prominent decision-makers and influencers in the sustainability sphere. ‘Driving the Shift’ focused on how the transport industry can play a crucial transformative role in moving the world towards a sustainable future. There was an unanimous agreement of the Forum of the overwhelming and urgent need to make lasting changes for the better of all.

Swedish Leadership on Sustainable Development (SLSD)

Scania is an active member of SLSD, a multi-stakeholder network for sustainable development. The members of this network share knowledge and carry out joint projects to promote sustainable development and reduce poverty. In addition to climate and environmental issues, focal topics in 2016 included promoting the decent work agenda and tackling corruption

ABC City

 

Cities placing increasingly high demands on transport solutions to be efficient, have high capacity and have low CO2-impact, is one of the key drivers of change. An end-to-end approach is required with regards to infrastructure and fuel in cities, taking into account the specific but diverse transport assignments and needs. ABC, Activity Based City, is a project where Scania is partnering with Skanska, MTR and WSP, four companies with experience from sustainable and innovative city building, to collaborate and show how future cities might look like to meet the growing challenges that cities are facing. 

International truck of the year

     

Within a few weeks of the launch, the S-series in the new truck range was honoured with the prestigious “International Truck of the Year” award. The jury was fulsome in its praise, saying, “With its new range, Scania has delivered a truck that represents a real “state of the art” offering in the heavy duty segment, capable of satisfying not only today’s but also tomorrow’s transport needs.”

Winner Europes 1,000 point Test

     

The new truck was named the winner in Europe’s 1,000 Point Test, one of Europe’s largest comparative truck tests and, according to many, the toughest.

KS-Energie- und Umweltpreis 2016 for the Scania P320 hybrid