Sweden-based truck and bus manufacturer Scania announced today a new goal to decarbonize its supply chain by 2030, and the development of a strategy to eliminate emissions sources from the most common production materials and batteries.
The strategy and 2030 goals initially cover Scania’s production in Europe, which accounts for most of the company’s production facilities, with the company expecting to extend it to include production in China and Latin America as well.
Scania became the first heavy vehicle manufacturer to have science-based climate targets, which were approved by the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) in 2020, and include goals to reduce Scope 1 and 2 CO2 emissions by 50% by 2025, on a 2015 basis, as well as to achieve a 20% carbon intensity reduction from its products by that date. Earlier this year, the company revealed that it has linked senior executive compensation for executives with the company’s performance on climate goals.
Andreas Follér, Head of Sustainability at Scania, said:
“Once again Scania leads the way in ambitious climate action. We were the first in our industry to adopt Science Based carbon reduction Targets and we are now showing the way by decarbonising our supply chain.”
The company outlined its key production materials emissions sources, with batteries, steel, aluminum and cast iron accounting for approximately 80%. The company said that it is targeting 100% green batteries, green steel, green aluminum and green cast iron in its production by 2030.
John van Rossum, Head of Purchasing at Scania, said:
“Scania has ambitious decarbonisation targets for all its activities, including our supply chain sourcing. We’re pleased to note that several of our current and future suppliers are frontrunners in decarbonisation and will collaborate with us to reach the targets.”