Sweden’s Scania has announced that all its ten major production facilities worldwide are now powered by fossil-free electricity. The final large production plant to phase out fossil energy was Scania’s production plant in Tucumán, Argentina, which will be supplied by electricity from a wind farm.
The ten plants annually consume nearly 450,000 MWh. The transition to fossil-free electricity corresponds to annual savings of 33,000 tonnes CO2e.
By 2025, Scania aims to halve its carbon footprint, both in its industrial and commercial operations compared to 2015.
Leif Borgstedt, Senior Energy Advisor at Scania, says: “We’ve worked hard to this year reach the zero fossil-fuel target in our industrial operations. We procure electricity from a host of suppliers with Guarantees of Origin and other equivalent certificates that ensure that it is produced from renewable energy sources, such as hydroelectricity, wind and solar power.”
Andreas Follér, Head of Sustainability at Scania, adds: “Scania is on an ambitious path of reducing its carbon footprint and has adopted Science Based Targets as its guiding light for the coming years. These not only encompass our own operations but also include reduction targets for indirect emissions generated when our products are being used.”
In 2019, Scania produced 91,700 trucks, 7,800 buses as well as 10,200 industrial and marine engines.