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 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.

    Tonnes201820172016
    Metal as raw material from ­external suppliers 535,547591,138477,131
    Rubber as raw material from external suppliers4,7625,6165,505
    Oils9,1968,926,808
    Greases2,5252,6512,003

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

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