SKF Achieved ISO 50001 Certification at 38 Manufacturing Facilities

Bryan Kilgore for Zondits, March 11, 2015

SKF, a global supplier of bearings, seals, lubrication, and mechatronics products, was recently awarded ISO 50001 certification at thirty-eight of their manufacturing facilities across the world. More than 90% of their energy use is represented in these facilities.

ISO 50001 is an international standard certification program focusing on continuous energy efficiency improvement through clear and simple energy management systems. More than 7,000 ISO 50001 certifications have been awarded worldwide as of April 2014. This standard is receiving widespread recognition as a way for industrial energy efficiency to overcome typical market barriers. SKF has a history of adopting systems to improve their environmental performance, including the ISO 14001 environmental management standard and LEED standard for new buildings. Their dedication to improving their energy and environmental impact across their value chain represents an industry best practice for other companies to follow.


SKF achieves global energy management system certification

SKF, February 19, 2015

SKF becomes one of the first organisations to achieve ISO 50001 certification on a global scale

Gothenburg, 19 February 2015: SKF has been awarded a global certification by Den Norska Veritas (DNV), in accordance with the requirements of ISO 50001. The Group’s energy management system has been deployed across 38 manufacturing facilities around the world. In total, these facilities account for more than 90% of the Group’s total direct energy use.

“We recognize our responsibility to significantly improve energy performance, which is motivated both from an environmental and a cost perspective. The new ISO 50001 standard helps us to address this in a structured, systematic and consistent way,” says Rob Jenkinson, Director, Corporate Sustainability.

He continues, “This follows in a long tradition of early adoption when it comes to systems and tools that help improve environmental performance. We adopted the ISO 14001 environmental management standard in the 1990’s and, more recently, adopted the LEED standard for new buildings. We are also promoting the wider adoption of ISO 50001 amongst our energy intensive suppliers.”

This forms an important part of the Group’s climate strategy, SKF BeyondZero, which aims to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions across the value chain: in SKF’s operations, those of suppliers and, more importantly, for our customers.

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SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems, and services which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 15,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2014 were SEK 70,975 million and the number of employees was 48,593.