Scania claims 79% of electricity used by firm is fossil free; will get to 100% by using offsets

Written By: Stratton Report
March 24, 2017

On March 24, Scania announced it would work to use fossil free electricity worldwide.  The firm noted that all electricity for its operations in Denmark, France, Norway, Poland and Sweden is already fossil free.

Scania’s also emphasized its role in driving the shift towards sustainable transport systems, both from the point of view of developing smart and energy-efficient transport solutions, as well as streamlining the company’s own energy usage.

Anders Williamsson, Executive Vice President and Head of Purchasing, Scania remarked:

Scania itself must be a forerunner in this shift. We place high demands on our suppliers to adhere to the highest environmental standards and deploy new and innovative technology. Many of our customers also have ambitious environmental targets.

Scania stressed that its commitment is not limited to its production sites but includes all operations, including hundreds of Scania workshops.

In countries without deregulated energy markets, Scania observed it may be unable to procure fossil free electricity. In these countries Scania claims it will use available alternatives for carbon offsetting.

At present, per the firm, 79 percent of the electricity Scania purchases or generates internally derives from fossil free sources; according to plan, Scania will switch to 100% fossil free electricity next in Italy, Netherlands and the UK.