Environmental performance monitoring and reporting

For an organisation that places action as a foundation of its sustainability and environmental efforts, performance monitoring and reporting are of great importance. They represent the bar we must clear to achieve our objectives as well as providing proof that our strategy is effective. Our defined targets – many of which apply globally – include water and metal consumption and our use of Volatile Organic Compound material.

Data collection:

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All environmental performance data are reported by local operating units, aggregated to site, country/Division, and Group level. Data concerning energy use and CO2 emissions is collected quarterly while others include material consumption, water, residual products, and recycling are compiled annually.

The reporting of greenhouse gas emissions is done according to the Greenhouse Gas Reporting (GHG) protocol published by the World Business Council on Sustainable Development and the World Resource Institute.

The reporting scope covers all SKF's manufacturing sites, technical and engineering centres and logistics locations. Sales units are included when they are at the same site as manufacturing or logistics. Separate sales offices are excluded due to their minor environmental impact. Joint ventures are included where SKF has management control.

Data verification is performed at each level before submitting to external auditors for review, as part of the verification of SKF's Annual Report. SKF Group Management is also updated regularly on all units' environmental performances.

Environmental data:

  • Material use
    Material used in SKF productions



    2012    
    2011
    2010
    2009
    Metal (as raw material)
    368,401
    413,945
    412,086
    297,950
    Rubber (as raw material)
    4,247
    4,354
    3,915
    2,961
    Alcohols
    1,500
    1,542
    1,514
    1,293
    Solvents
    966
    847
    1,144
    1,075
    Grease
    1,615
    1,515
    1,416
    1,175
    Hydraulic oil
    2,435
    2,515
    2,501
    1,932
    Cutting oil
    2,271
    2,456
    2,656
    1,971
    Lubrication oil
    793
    986
    880
    649
    Other oils
    3,246
    3,843
    3,114
    3,160

  • CO2 emissions
  • VOC and ODS
  • Water use
  • Residual products and recycling rate

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