Scania is joining The Climate Pledge and is now one of the 86 new signatories aiming to create a low-carbon economy with profound effects on people, wildlife and resources. Promoted by Amazon and Global Optimism, The Climate Pledge gathers together the companies and groups committed to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2040, 10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement. As a further proof of the efforts put by the Swedish manufacturer in order to reduce emissions, Scania was awarded with the ‘Green Truck’ prize for the fifth year in a row, this year.
The reasons why Scania joined The Climate Pledge
«Scania has set far-reaching climate targets and we look forward to collaborate with like-minded companies to deliver the transformational action needed to tackle climate change. We are proud to stand with the other signatories of The Climate Pledge», said Scania President and CEO Christian Levin. «Heavy commercial transport is no longer a hard-to-abate sector. We know how to reduce the emissions. We have the technology and we know what we need to do. I urge other companies in the industry to follow along with other stakeholders involved in achieving a sustainable transport system».
The commitment to The Climate Pledge means Scania agrees to three principals of action. These are to measure and report greenhouse gas emissions on a regular basis; implement decarbonization strategies in line with the Paris Agreement through real business changes and innovations, including efficiency improvements, renewable energy, materials reductions, and other carbon emission elimination strategies, as well as neutralize any remaining emissions with additional, quantifiable, real, permanent, and socially-beneficial offsets to achieve net zero annual carbon emissions by 2040.