Manufacturing processes

Addressing environmental impacts from our operations

There are over 100 SKF factories located in 30 countries around the world. Our direct ownership and management of these facilities means we have the absolute responsibility as well as the direct power to minimise their environmental impacts.  That is why we deployed the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System, and why we constantly strive to invest in our processes and evolve our behaviours to achieve a constant improvement in our manufacturing environmental performance, above and beyond our legal obligations.
  • -5%
    CO2 emissions
    CO2 target
    • Reduce the total annual energy use of the SKF Group by 5 % (scope 1 and 2) below the 2006 level by 2016.

    More CO2 targets here.

  • -50%
    VOC emissions
    Chemical use
    50% absolute reduction in Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions from solvent use by 2016 (extended from 2012), compared to 2007's level
  • 80%
    recycling rate for grinding swarf
    Waste recycling
    at least 80% recycling rate for grinding swarf (a common waste product) from SKF's manufacturing operations.
  • water
    Water use reduction
    Water use reduction targets
    at sites located in areas of water scarcity

Focus areas:

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