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 114 sites in 30 countries at the end of 2013.

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 2013.
By Region:

  • Asia / Pacific   
    Oakleigh, Australia
    Perth, Australia
    Changshu, China
    Jinan, China

  • Europe
    Chodov, Czech Republic
    Walldorf, Germany
    Torino Solution Factory, Italy
  • North America
    Cleveland, US
    Columbia City, US
    Johnson City, US
    Saint Louis, US

Sites scheduled for inclusion in SKF's ISO 14000 and OHSAS 18001 management system in 2014:

By Region:
  • Africa
    Nairobi, Kenya, Solution factory
    Kitwe, Zambia, Solution factory
  • Asia / Pacific
    Mysore India, manufacturing
    Taiwan, Taichung, Solution factory
  • Europe
    Hamburg, Germany, manufacturing

  • South America
    Jordanesia, Brazil, warehouse
    Monte Video, Uruguay, warehouse

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 ISO 50001

SKF has started to implement ISO 50001 energy management system and we aim to go for a Group certification by 2014.

The implementation will be carried in two major waves.
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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