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Resource Transformation Company - Other Environmental Issues - Hazardous Waste

S is a resource transformation company manufacturing bearings, seals and providing maintenance services for rotating shafts. Hazardous waste in the form of grinding swarf is generated during this process. S explains the procedure of production of this waste and describes the related challenges, such as changes in national legislation and volatile scrap prices.

S sets a target of 80% recycling of the hazardous waste and seeks for business partners who use grinding swarf as input to their production. S provides KPIs covering:

Data in total:

Hazardous waste - grinding swarf

2020

2019

2018

Grinding swarf generated (tonnes)

19,536

22,453

23,223

Recycled or reused (tonnes)

12,412

14,681

16,598

Recycling rate %

64

65

71

heat recovery (tonnes)

1,491

1,637

1,222

Incinerated, no recovery (tonnes)

3,366

2,972

1,222

Landfill (tonnes)

2,268

3,163

4,173

These hazardous waste KPIs are reported by SKF in the Annual Report 2020, available here: https://investors.skf.com/sites/default/files/pr/202103032688-1.pdf?ts=1614860700 

Data divided by country are available in the SKF’s Environmental Performance Data on the following link: https://investors.skf.com/index.php/en/report/annual-report-2020