Scania joins the United Nations Global Compact
SÖDERTÄLJE, Sweden -- February 20, 2013
Scania takes the next step in its longstanding commitment to sustainability by
signing the United Nations Global Compact. By doing so Scania confirms the
company’s clear vision of its responsibility to its stakeholders.
The UN Global Compact is an initiative for businesses to commit to 10
universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour
relations, environment and anti-corruption.
By signing on to the UN Global Compact, Scania has pledged to make the Global
Compact and its principles a part of the way that the company is managed, and
to make a clear statement about this commitment to the company’s stakeholders
and the general public.
“For Scania, this is a way to express its support for internationally
recognised principles of sound business practices, and to apply clear and
straightforward principles which can be communicated and applied throughout
the company,” says Martin Lundstedt, President and CEO of Scania.
Link to the website of the UN Global Compact:
Scania is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for
heavy transport applications, and 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
38,600 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 2012, net sales totalled SEK 79.6
billion and net income amounted to SEK 6.6 billion. Scania press releases are
available on www.scania.com(http://www.scania.com/se)
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