Scania – driving the shift towards sustainable transport

Scania will host a Sustainable Transport Forum in Paris on August 23, in conjunction with the launch of the new generation Scania. Keynote speakers at the event include the former Secretary-General of the United Nations,
Kofi Annan. 

The Sustainable Transport Forum in Paris underlines Scania's intention of leading the shift towards a sustainable transport system, a prerequisite for fulfilling the objectives of the Paris agreement and for achieving Sustainable Development.

"When we launch the new generation Scania we want to take the opportunity to gather some of the most influential leaders to strengthen the global commitment to achieving sustainable societies," says Mr. Henrik Henriksson, CEO at Scania.

Scania wants to use the Transport Forum to highlight the broader context within which we act, and show how the world can go from global agreements to global actions. We are getting closer to the point when it may actually be too late to act.

"We need to bend the curve of global CO2 emissions within 4 years and then steeply reduce emissions to reach a fossil free world economy until 2050. For me, it’s no longer a question if humanity will move in a sustainable direction, but if we will manage to do it fast enough. The transportation sector plays a vital role in the transformation that has to happen," says Professor Johan Rockström, Director Stockholm Resilience Centre.

Scania also wants to inspire the rest of the industry by focusing on opportunities arising from partnerships and by addressing the world’s next paradigm shift – moving from the industrial to the digital age – along with looking at what challenges need to be faced to achieve true sustainability.

"When we look back in some twenty years time, I'm certain we will be able to say that the shift towards sustainable transports started here and that we were a part of the solution. I'm proud that Scania, together with our trusted partners, is leading the way towards a more sustainable future," says Mr. Henrik Henriksson.

The Sustainable Transport Forum will be held at Grand Palais in Paris on Tuesday August 23, speakers include:

  • Mr. Kofi Annan, former secretary General of the UN
  • Mr. Georg Kell, Founding Director of the United Nations Global Compact
  • Mrs. Anna Johansson, Swedish Minister for Infrastructure
  • Mr. Andreas Renschler, Chairman Board of Directors Scania, CEO VW Truck & Bus
  • Mr. Michael Treschow, former Chairman of Unilever
  • Professor Johan Rockström, Director Stockholm Resilience Centre
  • Henrik Henriksson, CEO and President Scania

To follow the launch and Forum through Scania’s channels, please visit: nextgenscania.com

For further information, please contact Mr. Hans-Åke Danielsson, Press Manager Scania, tel. +46 8 553 856 62.

Scania is a part of Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH and one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications. Scania is also leading provider of industrial and marine engines. Service-related products account for a growing proportion of the company’s operations, assuring Scania customers of cost-effective transport solutions and maximum uptime. Scania also offers financial services. Employing some 44,000 people, the company operates in about 100 countries. Research and development activities are concentrated in Sweden, while production takes place in Europe and South America, with facilities for global interchange of both components and complete vehicles. In 2015, net sales totalled SEK 95 billion and net income amounted to SEK 6.8 billion. Scania press releases are available on www.scania.com  

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Scania is a world-leading provider of transport solutions. Together with our partners and customers we are driving the shift towards a sustainable transport system. In 2017, we delivered 82,500 trucks, 8,300 buses as well as 8,500 industrial and marine engines to our customers. Net sales totalled nearly SEK 120 billion, of which about 20 percent were services-related. Founded in 1891, Scania now operates in more than 100 countries and employs some 49,300 people. Research and development are concentrated in Sweden, with branches in Brazil and India. Production takes place in Europe, Latin America and Asia, with regional production centres in Africa, Asia and Eurasia. Scania is part of Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH. For more information visit: www.scania.com.