Environmental Management System - ISO 14001

SKF was the first international bearing manufacturer to receive global certification according to the ISO 14001 international standard for environmental management in 1998. The purpose of having global certification is that all our manufacturing sites, technical and engineering centres and logistics locations, are required to maintain and uphold high performance standards regardless of geographical locations or social and economic conditions in the country.

The SKF Group-wide certificate consisted of 118 sites in 35 countries at the end of 2014.

All SKF manufacturing units, logistics centres and technical centres are encompassed in the auditing scope except for recently acquired companies. These companies are working towards the inclusion to meet SKF Group's requirements and standard.
Newly acquired or established companies included during 2014.
By Region:
  • Africa
    Nairobi, Kenya, SKF Solution Factory
    Kitwe, Zambia, SKF Solution Factory
  • Asia / Pacific
    Mysore India, manufacturing
    Taiwan, Taichung, SKF Solution Factory

  • South America
    Jordanesia, Brazil, warehouse
    Montevideo, Uruguay, warehouse

Sites scheduled for inclusion in SKF's ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 management system in 2015:

By Region:
  • Asia / Pacific
    Shanghai, China, distribution centre

  • Europe
    Hamburg, Germany, manufacturing

In compliance to the requirement of ISO 14001 environment management system, SKF continually demonstrates improvements on its environmental performance.

Targets are established and reviewed annually in tackling environmental challenges resulted from for instance greenhouse gases emissions, natural resources consumption, and wastes. Read more under performance monitoring and reporting.

Energy Management System (EnMS) ISO 50001

SKF becomes one of the first organisations to achieve ISO 50001 certification on a global scale

SKF finalized the second wave of implementing the ISO 50001energy management system across the Groupin 2015. The certificate was issued by DNV GL in February 2015- making the SKF Group one of the first organisations to receive a global certification for energy management system.


The basic principleis that all manufacturing sites with an energy use of 9 GWh/year or more shall be ISO 50001 certified. These represent about 90% of the Group’s total energy use.


This management system is an initiative to further drive improvements in energy performance and thus reduce environmental impacts and costs.


Seepress release.

The first wave of SKF sites will go for certification in 2013:
By region
  • Asia Pacific
    Ahmedabad, India
    Haridwar, India
    Dalian, China
    Jakarta, Indonesia

  • Europe
    Steyr, Austia
    Schweinfurt, Germany
    Luechow, Germany
    Airasca, Italy
    Poznan, Poland
    Katrineholm, Sweden
    Luton, UK

  • Latin America
    Cajamar, Brazil

  • North America
    Flowery Branch, US
    Hanover, US

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