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.
Please visit the Performance monitoring and reporting section for more information about residual products from our manufacturing processes and the respective recycling rate.