Electrolux, the Swedish multinational home appliance manufacturer, have announced a collaboration with Scania, the Swedish global transport solutions company, to reduce the climate impact of transporting products. This is to accelerate industry change to support the 1.5 degrees climate goal outlined by the Paris Agreement.
The long-term goal for Electrolux and Scania is 100 percent emission-free road transport. The CEOs of Electrolux, Jonas Samuelson, and Scania, Christian Levin, have now agreed on collaborating on transport solutions that will support this ambitious goal.
The focus of the collaboration is to engage, establish and drive the involvement of key stakeholders, technology leading and innovative transport companies and solution providers. As part of the partnership, Electrolux and Scania will use electric trucks in Europe and soon Asia, and biogas trucks in Latin America.
Jonas Samuelson, Electrolux CEO, said: “The majority of our carbon emissions occur in Scope 3 and collaborations such as this are key to reaching our climate targets are key.
“To be working with Scania, another Swedish-based, global company is an exciting opportunity to make an impact. We call on the rest of the heavy-duty transport industry to work with us to accelerate change in markets around the world.”
The partnership is the latest step in the Electrolux journey to become climate neutral across the value chain by 2050. Electrolux has already reduced CO2 emissions from land and sea transportation by 12 percent and 29 percent respectively since 2015.
Christian Levin, Scania CEO, said: “The need for transport is increasing, as this is something society depends on. We must quickly reduce emissions from heavy transport since we are a major part of the climate problem.
“The good news is that we know that it is possible and we know how to do it. Together with Electrolux we will work globally to find the fastest and smartest opportunities to drastically reduce emissions.”