Environmental performance monitoring and reporting
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.
Material used in SKF production
SKF uses various materials such as metals, rubber, solvents, hydraulic oil and grease. Steel is the main material used by SKF and much of the steel purchased by the Group is produced by re-melting steel scrap, as this provides favourable material properties and is widely available The fractions below is not refflecting the all material use but a sginificant part.
Tonnes 2018 2017 2016 Metal as raw material from external suppliers 535,547 591,138 477,131 Rubber as raw material from external suppliers 4,762 5,616 5,505 Oils 9,196 8,92 6,808 Greases 2,525 2,651 2,003
Residual products and recycling rate
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as part of our overall responsible sourcing approach, all major suppliers to SKF are required to achieve (or have a credible plan to achieve) ISO 140001 certification? Since 2007, energy intensive suppliers have also been required to report on energy use carbon emissions and their management of this issue.
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