In 2023, Scania will hold the presidency of the CEO Alliance with Christian Levin, President and CEO of the group since early 2021. The CEO Alliance is a strategic European partnership with the goal to speed up climate transition. The presidency coincides with Sweden’s ditto in the EU.

Scania was handed the presidency on 12 December, when the CEOs of the 13 multinational member companies came together at an annual meeting in Rome.

Scania, CEO Alliance, climate transition

The work of the CEO Alliance is twofold. The alliance functions as supporter and speaking partner to top decision-makers in the EU regarding an ambitious implementation of the EU’s Green New Deal and “Fit for 55” regulation. In addition, it runs joint projects within sustainability to underline the business opportunities of climate transition.  

As presiding company, Scania has the overall responsibility for operational success in the CEO Alliance. That means coordinating the 13 member companies in joint projects and in dialogue with top EU decision-makers.

This far, Scania has led a joint project within the CEO Alliance on heavy-duty vehicle charging infrastructure, while participating in other projects on energy efficiency in buildings, green bonds, connectivity and data aggregation in the transport sector, and e-buses. The now ended charging infrastructure project was a starting point for the joint venture between TRATON Group (of which Scania is part), Daimler Truck and Volvo Group with plans to install and operate at least 1,700 public charging points for commercial vehicles in Europe. 

Scania: a faster decarbonization

“As president of the CEO Alliance, I will push for an even faster decarbonisation as the base for a competitive European industry. The alliance plays a key role in the work to strengthen the competitiveness and resilience of European business, and to secure the shift to a more sustainable society,” says Scania’s President and CEO Christian Levin.

“During spring 2023, Sweden, where Scania is established with headquarters and production, holds the presidency of the EU. At the same time, many key regulatory proposals for decarbonisation are on the table – the Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Regulation (AFIR) being only one of them. This, in combination with the unstable situation in the world, gives Scania and the CEO Alliance a unique window of opportunity as advocates for ambitious decarbonisation,” says Jennie Cato, Head of Public Affairs and Partnerships at Scania Group, representing Scania in CEO Alliance’s so-called sherpa group. The sherpas are responsible for coordinating the day-to-day work of the Alliance and consist of one representative from each partner company. 

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