Waste management and recycling
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%) and in 2014 the rate was further increased to 83%.
However, 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.