SKF China, with 100 years of history, has combined multi-dimensions in practising corporate social responsibility, including internal care and external charity, financial support and knowledge support, and company development and sustainable development of communities and the environment. On its journey of exploration into how to better fulfil corporate social responsibility, SKF has never stopped.
From 2006, SKF began to donate to three Hope schools in China. They are located at Sikong Mountain, Yexi Township, Yuexi County, Anhui Province; in Mali Village, Nanling Township, Lancang County, Puer City, Yunnan Province, and in Zhuyu Village, Wolong County, Zhuanglang Township, Gansu Province. As well as donations, SKF provides Hope school pupils with books, stationery and sports equipment.
SKF made a donation to the China Youth Development Foundation in 2012 to establish a special fund to finance football activities in rural primary schools and improve the pupils’ football skills. In the same year, SKF invited 20 football teams from primary schools in rural areas and primary schools for migrant workers’ children from 16 provinces and autonomous regions in central and western areas of China to take part in the “Meet the World” Project Hope Football Tournament in Beijing. The boys’ and girls’ champion teams were then sponsored by SKF to go to Sweden in July to take part in the Gothia Cup, the largest youth football tournament in the world.
In 2010, SKF Group signed a "Framework Agreement of Forestation” with the State Forestry Administration (SFA) of China, planning to invest SEK 25 million for a five-year forestation project. By March 2012, the project had planted 368 hectares of forest land with a survival rate exceeding 90%.
In 2008, SKF co-operated with ORBIS International to establish a Paediatric Eye Care and Training Centre at Yunnan Red Cross Hospital. By the end of 2011, the project had tested the eyesight of more than 970,000 local residents and provided medical treatment for more than 650,000 people.