Sustainability targets

The Schaeffler Group is reporting the progress of its sustainability targets on a regular basis. In addition to focusing on internal management, the company also wants to create greater clarity in external communication regarding the status of its sustainability performance.

With two strategic targets set, in the reporting year, in the areas of freshwater withdrawal und carbon-neutral production, the company promotes measures for climate and environmental protection throughout its value chain.

The strategic objectives include measures that the company wants to use to apply in order to achieve positive environmental, social, and economic effects through its business activities and to create sustainable company value. Additionally, the respective target achievement status and the corresponding target deadline by which the measures will be implemented are outlined.

Strategic target


Measures (extract)




Target deadline

Energy Efficiency







100 GWh cumulated annual efficiency gains through implementation of energy efficiency measures by 2024


  • Implementation of measures for optimized heating and compressed air systems
  • Implementation of measures for optimized machines and machine cooling
  • Implementation of intelligent lighting concepts on LED basis


27 %



Renewable Energy







100 % purchased power from renewable sources by 2024


  • Increase the share of purchased green power to 100 %
  • As of 2020, 100 % of purchased power in Germany with renewable energy


56 %



Carbon-Neutral Production







CO2 reduction by 2030 compared to base year 2019


  • Implementation of the Schaeffler Climate Program to reduce CO2 emissions in the production
  • Increasing the share of renewable energies
  • Expansion of energy efficiency measures


26 %



CDP Rating







“A-”-rating for CDP Climate Score by 2021


  • Increase the transparency regarding climate-relevant data, e.g. Scope 3 emissions
  • Cooperation with customers and suppliers to reduce emissions in the value chain
  • Based on a scenario analysis, description of climate-relevant opportunities and risks, as well as their influence on the business strategy
  • Description and expansion of the supply chain engagement


100 %



Freshwater Supply







20 % reduction of freshwater supply by 2030


  • New target adopted by the Sustainability Committee
  • Conducting risk analyses and developing a strategic concept


new target



Sustainable Suppliers







90 % of purchasing volume of production material from suppliers with sustainability self-assessments by 2022


  • Implementation of four initiatives or campaigns for onboarding more suppliers to NQC platform
  • Specific onboarding for suppliers from divisions or regions in selected projects


34 %



Accident Rate







10 % average annual reduction of accident rate (LTIR) by 2024


  • Implementation of appropriate measures taking local conditions into account
  • Conceptual design of the Safe Work@Schaeffler project


100 %1)




Interim target set for 2020 of 4.7 was exceeded.