Schaeffler sees itself as a global pioneer and role model when it comes to implementing sustainable production standards. Using a location-based management system, the company works in a structured way to increase its material and energy efficiency and to continuously reduce its emissions and use of resources.
Integrated management systems: rooted in responsibility
Schaeffler employs a robust system of environmental and energy management worldwide. In order to continuously improve its environmental performance, the company fully takes into account relevant environmental and energy issues in the design of production processes. As part of this process, environment-related performance indicators are employed in planning, assessing and managing environmental measures. Local environmental protection and energy representatives, regional coordinators and experts from the strategic departments work closely together in a network.
Commitment to climate protection
Schaeffler is, to the greatest extent possible within its abilities, committed to fighting climate change and its effects. Commitment to the fight against climate change is one of the topics in the focus of Schaeffler’s Sustainability Strategy “Responsibility for tomorrow.” The strategy formulates the goal of phasing in climate-neutral production sites.
The Schaeffler Group sees itself as a worldwide leader in corporate environmental management. All production sites have implemented environmental management systems that conform with EMAS or ISO 14001. The Schaeffler Group continually improves its environmental management in order to fulfill its own high expectations. An overarching goal of the Schaeffler Group is the consistent reduction of water consumption at all locations worldwide compared to the previous year.
The Schaeffler Group’s environmental management encompasses logistics activities in addition to production. These include recording and decreasing emissions caused by the company’s freight and passenger transport. The company continually assesses its individual routes for opportunities to optimize and accordingly makes changes to achieve optimization.