Scania’s push for sustainable trucking

Scania president and CEO Leif Östling

Scania recently launched its 2011 online sustainability report, outlining a shift in focus that puts sustainable transport right at the heart of the company’s business strategy.

“Customer value goes hand in hand with sustainability,” said Leif Östling, Scania’s president and CEO. “There is no conflict of interest between making our customers’ businesses as profitable as possible and ensuring they are as safe, efficient and environmentally sustainable as possible.”

The 2011 report highlights how Scania’s biggest environmental impacts arise when vehicles and engines are in use. A key strategy is therefore to work closely with customers to support their sustainability efforts. The report also underlines the need for sustainable transport systems and outlines what Scania is doing to make these a reality.

Transport is a sector with growing carbon dioxide emissions and high oil dependency. The key challenge for the industry is to decouple growth in road transport from that of emissions. With increasing urbanisation and road freight traffic, the shift to sustainable transport is a top priority for Scania and for society.

“I’m convinced Scania’s long-term competitiveness will be closely linked with our ability to meet key challenges and develop solutions that enable our industry to grow without increasing its carbon dioxide emissions and that also make mobility cleaner, safer and easier,” Leif Östling concluded.

The report can be accessed via Scania’s website: www.scania.com/sustainability.

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