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Environmental performance monitoring and reporting

Performance monitoring and reporting are of great importance. It helps us prove that our strategy is effective. Our defined objectives – many of which apply globally – include CO2 emissions, water, recycling and use of solvents (Volatile organic compounds).

Data collection:

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All environmental performance data are reported by local site and aggregated to and Group level. Data concerning energy use and CO2 emissions is monthly 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. 

Accordingly, SKF reports emissions both location based and market based. In our CO2 objectives, we use the market based emissions.

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


    tonnes
    2017
    2016
    2015
    Metal (as raw material)
    591,000
    477,000
    432,000
    Rubber (as raw material)
    5,616
    5,505
    5,485
    Alcohols
    2,094
    1,922
    1,890
    Solvents
    1,155
    916
    902
    Grease
    2,651
    2,065
    1,876
    Hydraulic oil
    2,091
    1,712
    1,885
    Cutting oil
    2,754
    2,420
    2,412
    Lubrication oil
    1,155
    791
    707
    Other oils
    2,929
    2,231
    2,242

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

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