Top Team, Scania’s worldwide service technician competition, is one of the tactics used to raise awareness and commitment to the company’s sustainability aims.
Scania’s workshops are its principal point of contact with the outside world, as well as a significant aspect of the company’s activities. They are also critical for Scania’s decarbonisation goals, which include reducing the company’s environmental impact in areas such as energy consumption, the usage of fossil-free power, and resource efficiency at its facilities.
The workshops’ commitment to Scania’s environmental aims extends to the operation of its trucks and buses. Scania is making significant investments to improve the efficiency of all of its goods and services in order to minimise emissions, as the user phase accounts for more than 90% of the company’s carbon emissions.
Scania workshops and service technicians across the world are critical in bringing about the essential improvements, according to Maria Jobenius, Scania’s Senior Sustainability Strategist.
“Our service technicians are often the ones that have the most interaction with our customers, and the ones that can really affect the fine-tuning of our products,” she says. “Based on real-time data from the vehicles, the service technicians can also analyse a vehicle’s use and the driver’s performance. This way, they contribute to our customers’ reduced fuel consumption and emissions, as well as improving safety and extending the life of our products.”
Scania Top Team, a competition to select and honour the top service professionals in the company’s global network, brings all of Scania’s goals and methodologies together. One of Scania’s guiding concepts is that a sustainable transportation system is not just free of fossil fuels, but also beneficial to society and the individuals who use it.
Scania Top Team 2022/23 places a significant emphasis on sustainability. In addition to the competitive tasks in the six regional finals, there will be unique stations where participating teams may improve their knowledge of many sustainability topics, such as workshop safety behaviour. They can also be trained in first aid.
“I think the competition and the surrounding activities will put our corporate targets into a concrete context in terms of what we all can do in our daily work to contribute to sustainability,” says Jobenius.
“I know that the Top Team competition energises the whole organization around the competing teams, leading to even more improvements and development of the whole organisation.” says Mats Gunnarsson, Head of Commercial Operations at Scania.