Waste management and recycling

All SKF units are aiming to minimize waste and increase recycling, for both environmental and cost reasons.

A normal waste product from SKF’s manufacturing process is grinding swarf. SKF aims at achieving at least an 80% recycling rate for its grinding swarf by 2012.

The 2012 recycling percentage of grinding swarf Group-wide was 76%.

For a period during 2012 the recycling rate was at around 85%, however, one business partner in South America was unable to continue to recycle the grinding swarf and the rate therefore ended up at only 76% at the end of 2012. The 80% recycling target has been extended to 2014.

Please visit the Performance monitoring and reporting section for more information about residual products from our manufacturing processes and the respective recycling rate.
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