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Schaeffler supplies products and technologies that make mobility and industrial equipment more eco-friendly and efficient. As a leading technology company, Schaeffler is also committed to creating its own processes as energy efficient, eco-friendly, and resource efficient as possible. For this purpose, Schaeffler relies on a continuous improvement process for all environmental and energy relevant processes. The worldwide standardization of the associated processes enables effective management of all relevant aspects.

Sustainability in concrete terms

Environmental management

  • Environmental and energy topics are organized in a worldwide matrix organization
  • The integrated environmental management is certified in accordance with the ISO 14001 standard and the EMAS eco-audit standard

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Energy and emissions

  • Schaeffler is committed to the Paris Climate Change Agreement to limit global warming to less than 2° or 1.5° Celsius
  • The basis for calculating the environmental and climate objectives will be revised to improve the validity of the indicators

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Material and resource management

  • One of Schaeffler’s central aims is to use resources sparingly
  • Material and energy requirements are taken into account at an early stage when designing production processes

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Logistics

  • The concentration of logistics activities enables efficient market supply
  • Global expansion of charging infrastructure for electric and hybrid vehicles at Schaeffler locations enables climate-friendly employee mobility

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With its energy efficient and eco-friendly processes, the company contributes to the SDGs “Responsible consumption and production” (SDG 12) as well as “Climate action” (SDG 13).

With its energy efficient and eco-friendly processes, the company contributes to the SDGs “responsible consumption and production” (SDG 12) as well as “climate action” (SDG  13).

Selected key figures

Greenhouse gas emissions, total
1) The calculation of greenhouse gas emissions is based on the emission factors of the VDA (2017) and the Probas database of the German Federal Environmental Agency. Emission sources covered: Scope 1 (natural gas, fuel oil, propane) and Scope 2 (electricity, district heating), 2) As from 2018: Total of Scope 1 and Scope 2 (market-based).
Total energy consumption
3) Energy sources included: Electricity, natural gas, district heating, propane, fuel oil, without the amount of electricity produced by the gas-powered CHP.
Coverage rate of ISO 50001-certification
4) Relating to employees on the production sites.

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