For more than 100 years, SKF has been providing products and solutions that make things run smoother. By reducing friction, these operations use less energy and have a reduced environmental impact.
Our strategy for actively reducing our environmental impact is called SKF BeyondZero and it consists of two simultaneous goals:
- Reduce the negative environmental impact from our own operations and those of our suppliers
To date, we have been quite successful with this aspect of SKF BeyondZero. Between 2006 and 2012 – while our business grew by over 20% – we were able to reduce the total energy requirements of our manufacturing operations by 14%. Furthermore, in the same period, we have reduced the greenhouse gas emissions, specifically CO2 from our own operations by 16%.
It is also well understood that SKFs customers in all industries are increasingly driven to improve the energy efficiency as well as to reduce the environmental impact from their products, services and processes.