The Scania Way – the way we work

The Scania Way – the way we work

With more than a century at the forefront of the transport industry, Scania has developed key competitive advantages that will help us deal with future challenges. With a corporate culture that stands solidly on our core values, flow thinking firmly rooted in our way of working and employees who continually challenge and improve our processes, Scania is well equipped to drive the transformation of the transport system.

The way we work

Our core values form the basis for all we do at Scania. They have been firmly anchored and integrated in Scania’s operations for generations. Our core values reflect and embody our thinking, our way of carrying out work and how we relate to each other and to others we meet outside the company – customers, suppliers, partners and society at large.

The core values guide our actions, support us in creating value for the company’s stakeholders and ultimately, in the aim to be a leader in the shift towards a sustainable transport system.

Based on the core values and the main principles, the management system (our common way of working) together with the thinking model (our common way of thinking) form the basis of our corporate culture – “The Scania Way”.

Our core values

Customer first

Customer first

We are only successful when our customers are successful. By understanding our customers’ business, we provide tailored solutions that make them winners in a sustainable transport system. The customers’ operations and efficiency are at the centre of our value chain; from R&D, sourcing and production to sales, delivery and financing of vehicles, engines and services.

Respect for the individual

We treat others the way we want to be treated. We listen and understand. From drivers of our vehicles to all of our employees and society at large, the individual stands at the centre of all that we do. We seek to capture the knowledge, experience and ambition of each individual to continuously improve what we do, and how we do it.


Elimination of waste

With a strong focus on continuous improvements throughout our entire organisation, we ensure safe and high quality output in all areas. Deviations from targets and standards help us to identify and eliminate waste. In everything we do, internally as well as externally, we strive to optimise our flow and resource efficiency while minimising our environmental footprint.



We are dedicated all the way and motivated to reach beyond the next level. We take pride in meeting challenges with innovative solutions, and always learn from our experiences. Being aware of details, while fully understanding the bigger picture, generates value for us and our customers.


Team spirit

To be number one in our industry, we are joining forces and work openly across borders, towards a common goal. We view differences and diversity as opportunities, and we challenge each other to become better. A shared sense of direction brings collective strength and a group belonging.



We recognise that we have a social responsibility and always strive to do the right things in the right way. We act in accordance with our culture, core values and principles. We follow all legal and compliance standards. Trust builds relationships with customers, business partners and society at large, making it one of our most important assets. We always keep our promises and are accountable for what we do.