What is Scania's 2030 green purchasing goal?

Scania 40 R BEV 4x2 Highline general cargo transport (Credit: Dan Boman / Scania)
Scania is turning their set of supply chain decarbonisation targets into mandatory purchasing requirements

The company has introduced a change to their strategy to significantly remove supply chain emissions. By 2030, the company targets 100 percent green purchases of steel, batteries, aluminium and cast iron for its European operation.

"We are excited to announce this transformative move, prepared in close collaboration with our suppliers and partners. Implementing green purchasing requirements is both a question of making sustainable transport a reality and ensuring access to low-carbon material in a rapidly increasing competition," says Christian Levin, CEO at Scania. 

Christian Levin President and CEO at Scania Group

Eliminating the main sources of emissions

The four procurement hotspots constitute around 80 percent of carbon emissions arising from Scania's production materials. Scania's definition of 'green' requires eliminating the main sources of emissions by utilising new technologies, green electricity and/or recycled material. In batteries access to green energy in production is decisive. In flat steel production, replacing coal with green hydrogen is key.

Scania is now implementing these levers as mandatory purchasing requirements. Requirements on technologies will be on the table in negotiations of future contracts as well as in reviews of existing ones regarding deliveries of batteries, steel, aluminium and cast iron for Scania's European production.  

Green transition for Scania 

Supplier engagement is foundational for preparedness and success in the green transition, and important progress is being made. This spring, Scania placed its first order of green steel from H2 Green Steel. Mid-November, a joint target was announced with SSAB to decarbonise all current steel deliveries in 2030. Green steel supplies for Scania's European production are targeted to start in 2026. When it comes to batteries, Scania and Northvolt have developed a battery cell specifically designed for heavy-duty transportation with world-class performance and a uniquely low carbon footprint. 

"We are now working on extending the scope of the decarbonisation target, so that the strategy eventually will cover the entire global supply chain," says Christian Levin.

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