Scania receives award for excellence in safety and sustainability

scania award-14sept17-aKuala Lumpur, 14 September 2017
Scania Malaysia has been recognised for its record on sustainability in transportation, especially in the area of safety, by the Malaysia Digital Chamber of Commerce (MDCC) and Asia Pacific CSR Council recently.

The award for Excellence in Commercial Trucking Safety was presented to Scania Malaysia by the Minister of Transport Dato’ Sri Liow Tiong Lai at the recent Sustainable Urban Transport Malaysia Awards 2017 that was held in conjunction with the Sustainable Urban Transport Summit 2017.

It acknowledges the role of transport projects that have contributed to the societal well-being by improving the experience of transport users and ultimately adding to the successful development of the nation’s sustainable transport infrastructure.

David Lantz, who was also a panel speaker for the topic “The Challenges of Trucking & Logistics Driving Sustainability” received on behalf of Scania Malaysia. He addressed the four main drivers for sustainable transport solutions that Scania has identified which include congestion, pollution, climate change (reduction in CO2 emissions), energy security, with the main aim of achieving the best balance between CO2 emissions, quality and cost to improve logistical efficiency.

During the session, he also touched on using alternative fuels such as biodiesel
and biogas, which are available in Malaysia, and are as reliable as other fossil fuels with a proven track record of lowering CO2 emissions by up to 90 per cent.

He reiterated how vehicle operating economy is enhanced by driver performance which can save up to 10 percent in fuel consumption. Scania offers Driver Training and coaching services because drivers are the most important assets of a company.

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