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Waste management and recycling

All SKF units are aiming to minimize waste and increase recycling, for both environmental and cost reasons.

A normal waste product from SKF’s manufacturing process is grinding swarf. SKF aimed at achieving at least an 80% recycling rate for its grinding swarf by 2012.

This target was achieved in 2013 (80%), in 2014 the rate was further increased to 83% and then back to 80% in 2015.

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 2016.

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