Charity support has been much-needed during the pandemic and now Scania has a new initiative that will help.

The truck manufacturer has established a community engagement programme, called Scania Community.

Specifically, the initiative will involve a partnership with Cancer Research UK and support for The Wildlife Trusts.

In addition, Scania’s UK support centre in Milton Keynes as well as the five operational regions have got involved.

Therefore, each region will be support a chosen regional charity with events and fundraising.

Scania is encouraging its 1,500 employees in the UK to get involved in fundraising and volunteering as charity support.

For example, Scania will donate 7.5 hours of each employee’s time to a charity of their choice. 

In return, employees may donate this time to a charity of their choice or to Scania’s official charity partner.

The national charities were chosen in a nationwide poll, with choices in two categorie: society and environment.

As a result, Cancer Research UK was the clear choice in the ‘society’ category and The Wildlife Trusts was the standout ‘environmental’ option.

Martin Hay, MD at Scania GB, announced the initiative.

“While Scania and its people around the UK have engaged in numerous charitable activities over the years, we have never before officially had a national charity partnership. 

“Therefore, we are delighted to put this in place alongside a fully-coordinated nationwide programme of activities,” he said.

Meanwhile Scania has given further charity support to one of its transport operators.

Waitlings has added a 150-tonne, double-drive STGO Cat 3 650 S prime mover to its fleet.

One of the vehicles transported on the vehicle is a pink JCB excavator, a proportion of the earnings of which are regularly donated to UK cancer charities.