In this interview the Scania boss, Christian Levin, explains the company’s strategy for making its entire supply chain carbon emissions free, to reach its aim of zero carbon truck manufacturing.
In this Sky News interview, Scania CEO, Christian Levin, explains why this is a necessary step for the company.
“We are excited to announce this transformative move, prepared in close collaboration with our suppliers and partners,” says Christian. “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.”
By 2030, Scania has targeted 100 percent green purchases of steel, batteries, aluminium and cast iron for its European operations.
These four materials constitute around 80 per cent 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, for example, access to green energy in production is decisive. In flat steel production, replacing coal with green hydrogen is key.
Requirements on technologies mentioned 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.
“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.
Supplier engagement is foundational for preparedness and success in the green transition, and important progress is being made. Scania has placed its first order of green steel from H2 Green Steel. Mid-November, a joint target was announced to decarbonise all current steel deliveries by 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.