SKF BeyondZero

Being a responsible global citizen, we at SKF strive to act in a way that not only secures strong financial performance but also supports global environmental sustainability.

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:
  1. 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%.

    Click here to read more about our strategy and actions to mitigate environmental impacts from our operations.   


  2. Innovate and offer our customers new technologies, products and services with enhanced environmental performance characteristics.

    In order to quantify, drive and communicate the positive side of SKF BeyondZero, we have developed the SKF BeyondZero portfolio, through which we offer products, services and solutions that bring significant environmental benefits to our customers.

    Click here to read more about the SKF BeyondZero portfolio.

Based on life cycle thinking
Numerous environmental studies, carried out by SKF in recent years have shown that SKF’s products and services generate the most significant environmental impact during their use, as opposed to their manufacture, transportation etc. This means that the greatest potential for reducing environmental impact lies typically in the customer use phase.

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.