Scania Ecolution together with Scania customers have achieved a total reduction of 681,000 kg of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) so far.
Scania and Customers Focus on Reducing CO2
This is equivalent to an approximate planting of 10,000 trees flourishing in the past year, and it would not have been possible without the participation of Scania’s business partners.
Scania Ecolution is a tailor-made partnership between Scania and customers that focuses on reducing fuel consumption, which results in reduced CO2 emissions. The partnership also focuses on reducing operating costs, which translates to improved profitability while fulfilling the growing demand for environmentally-friendly initiatives.
The prerequisite to Scania Ecolution is signing up to the Scania Fleet Management System (FMS) Control 10 Package. There are over 200 trucks and coaches from more than 30 customers with specifications that have been optimised to suit their respective operations.
Konsortium E-Mutiara Berhad was the first coach Ecolution customer in Asia back in 2018, and subscribed to Scania total solutions. The optimised vehicles are complemented with Fleet Management Systems to obtain vehicle and driver data for analysis. Improvements to the drivers’ performance based on this data together with training and coaching services reduce idling, harsh braking or speeding for better fuel efficiency while lowering their carbon footprint.
“Sustainability and profitability can go hand-in-hand. Scania Ecolution and our customers have proven this and can only improve from hereon. This augurs well for a shift towards a more sustainable transport system in this country,” stated the Managing Director of Scania Southeast Asia, Marie Sjödin Enström.
AONE Logistics Sdn Bhd, the first Scania Ecolution truck customer in Asia, believes that through vehicle optimisation and agreed fuel and CO2 emissions reduction targets can be achieved. The progress towards reaching the individual targets will be regularly monitored, evaluated and discussed with the Scania Ecolution Manager periodically to ensure the desired result.
Mohd Sidek Amzah Enterprise, an exclusive LPG distributor in Senai, Johor, that believes in the Ecolution way of working regards Scania Ecolution as an important operational tool. This is because as they are a relatively small player in the market, they are still able to be competitive with the bigger boys. This is partly due to the cost savings from lower fuel consumption, and more importantly, Scania Ecolution helps them to reduce their carbon footprint, lowering their impact on the environment.
As the first major manufacturer of heavy commercial vehicles, Scania’s far-reaching climate targets have officially been approved by the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi). Scania is committed to achieving the Paris agreement goals of limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Scania will cut CO2 emissions from its own operations by 50 percent by 2025, and reduce emissions from its products by 20 percent during the same period – Scania Ecolution is one of the many initiatives to help achieve this.
“Driving the shift towards a sustainable transport system is Scania’s objective and we remain fully committed. With the sign-ups progressing rapidly, Scania Ecolution might well become a standard amongst customers in Malaysia, leading the way in Southeast Asia,” concluded Marie.