Water use and discharge

As the majority of SKF’s factories are located in industrial zones, water, to a large extent, is supplied by municipalities. Thus, SKF monitors total water consumption at operating units and not according to water withdrawal by source.

One important feature of SKF’s global ISO 14001 environmental management system is to ensure that all operating SKF units are compliant to local rules and legislation. This includes waste water handling. Many units have also introduced closed-loop water consumption or installed waste water treatment facilities.

By utilising the "Global Water Tool" developed by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, we have identified operations that are located in areas of water scarcity. The sites are required to put in place water use reduction plans, and are monitored according to their respective water reduction targets. To view our aggregated water use data, please visit the Performance monitoring and reporting section.
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