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SKF talks Industrial Ecology: Engineering for sustainable development

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    2016 April 19, 10:00 CET

    In 2015, world leaders agreed upon 17 sustainable development goals. What role will engineers play in developing the transformative solutions needed to reach these goals?

    Gothenburg, Sweden, 19 April 2016: SKF is sparking conversation and spreading ideas with a new series of a knowledge-sharing symposium called “Let’s Talk”. Industry experts are discussing industry trends such as Digitalization, Industry Ecology and Smart Robotics in front of a live audience at leading universities.

    The latest “Let’s Talk” event focuses on Industrial Ecology, a systematic approach to sustainable development and the circular economy. Speakers are John Holmberg, Professor and Vice President of Sustainable Development, Chalmers University of Technology; Christoph Schwärzler, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy, Bombardier Transportation; Lindsay Berg, Industrial Ecology Masters Student, Chalmers University of Technology and Filip Rosengren, Railway Segment Manager, SKF.

    “When we look at the UN’s 17 sustainable development goals, they are all important and we need to contribute to all of them, but I see three major areas which I would like to highlight”, says Filip Rosengren, SKF. “First, within industrialization and innovation, offering our customers products that can reduce energy consumption like our BeyondZero portfolio. Second, within our own energy consumption and how we reduce overall CO2 emissions in our operations and finally, with global partnerships, to join forces and challenge old business models.”

    The recorded symposiums are available on SKF’s YouTube channel. Further information can also be found on our website: www.skf.com or by following the hashtag #LetsTalkIndustrialEcology across Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

    More “Let’s Talk” videos will be published in the upcoming months.

    Aktiebolaget SKF
          (publ)

    For further information, please contact:
    Press Relations: Sabine Hergenröder, +46 31 337 6418, +46 705 77 6418, sabine.hergenroder@skf.com

    SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems, and services which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 17,000 distributor locations worldwide.
    Annual sales in 2015 were SEK 75 997 million and the number of employees was 46 635. www.skf.com

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