Environmental performance monitoring and reporting

We place actions as foundation of sustainability and environmental efforts, and therefore performance monitoring and reporting are of great importance. They represent the bar we must clear to achieve our objectives as well as providing proof that our strategy is effective. Our defined targets – many of which apply globally – include water and metal consumption and our use of Volatile Organic Compound material.

Data collection:

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All environmental performance data are reported by local operating units, aggregated to site, country/Business Area, and Group level. Data concerning energy use and CO2 emissions is collected quarterly while others include material consumption, water, residual products, and recycling are compiled annually.

The reporting of greenhouse gas emissions is done according to the Greenhouse Gas Reporting (GHG) protocol published by the World Business Council on Sustainable Development and the World Resource Institute.

The reporting scope covers all SKF's manufacturing sites, technical and engineering centres and logistics locations. Sales units are included when they are at the same site as manufacturing or logistics. Separate sales offices are excluded due to their minor environmental impact. Joint ventures are included where SKF has management control.



Environmental data:

  • Material use
    Material used in SKF productions



    2016
    2015
    2014
    2013
    2012    
    Metal (as raw material)
    446,260
    431,532
    446,978
    405,235
    368,401
    Rubber (as raw material)
    5,487
    5,485
    4,553
    4,226
    4,247
    Alcohols
    1,893
    1,890
    1,865
    1,636
    1,500
    Solvents
    808
    902
    882
    929
    966
    Grease
    2,046
    1,876
    1,718
    1,717
    1,615
    Hydraulic oil
    1,712
    1,885
    2,214
    2,386
    2,435
    Cutting oil
    2,338
    2,412
    2,102
    2,492
    2,271
    Lubrication oil
    5,328
    707
    825
    703
    793
    Other oils
    2,260
    2,242
    2,642
    2,862
    3,246

  • CO2 emissions
  • VOC and ODS
  • Water use
  • Residual products and recycling rate

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