Waste management and recycling
One of the more difficult waste product from SKF’s manufacturing process is grinding swarf for which SKF aims at achieving at least an 80% recycling rate.
This target was achieved in 2013 (80%), in 2014 the rate was further increased to 83%. However in 2017, we are back to 67%.
Variations in regional legislation, volatile scrap prices and other aspects mean that this continues to be a very challenging target to achieve, therefore we will maintain the 80% target up to 2018.
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