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For the Schaeffler Group, sustainable business success means assuming ecological and social responsibility along the entire value chain. The Sustainability Report 2021 presents latest activities and accomplishments.

Focus on:
Climate-neutral by 2040

The Schaeffler Group is increasing its efforts to ensure effective climate protection:
The company’s targets are climate-neutral procurement of intermediates and raw materials by 2040 and climate-neutral production by 2030, primarily on the basis of reduction measures and the use of renewable energies.

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Action fields

Action fields

  • Customers and products
  • Environment and energy
  • Suppliers and materials
  • Employees and society
  • The Schaeffler Group takes a holistic approach to developing innovative product solutions for the demands of the future – from climate-friendly energy generation and alternative drives to intelligent repair solutions and new mobility concepts.

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    Revenue in the business division E-Mobility, in EUR millions


    +18.9% 2020

    Key figures on sustainability
  • As one of the leading technology companies, the Schaeffler Group is committed to developing internal processes that are as energy- and resource-efficient as possible, with a focus on continuously improving all environmental and energy-related processes.

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    Own greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 1 + 2) in thousand t CO2, total


    -5.5% 2020

    Key figures on sustainability
  • The Schaeffler Group views sustainable procurement as key to integrity-based governance. This approach applies to the responsible use of critical materials, human rights, as well as to environmental and social standards.

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    Percentage of the purchasing volume of production material suppliers with SAQs


    +37.7%-pts. 2020

    Key figures on sustainability
  • The expertise, skills, dedication, and ingenuity of the Schaeffler Group’s employees ensures the continuous development and success of the company. Therefore, it is continuously working towards providing a safe and balanced working environment.

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    Accident rate (LTIR)


    -15.2% 2020

    Key figures on sustainability

Highlights 2021

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Sustainability & Climate Leader

On the occasion of the United Nations’ 75th anniversary, the Schaeffler Group was named one of 50 Sustainability & Climate Leaders.


Railsponsible Supplier Award

The Schaeffler Group was awarded with the Railsponsible Supplier Award in the category “Climate change and circular economy” at the Railway Forum 2021.

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COP26 – Urban Zero Night

At a live event, which was part of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, the Schaeffler Group presented its sustainability ambitions and new product solutions.


Cooperation with H2greensteel

An agreement was signed with Swedish start-up H2greensteel. Starting in 2025, the Schaeffler Group will procure 100,000 tons of steel that is produced in a nearly carbon-free process, thus avoiding 200,000 tons of CO2 emissions in the supply chain annually.

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75 years of Schaeffler

On the occasion of Schaeffler's 75th anniversary, Schaeffler AG and IHO Holding established the Schaeffler Foundation. The commitment bundled in the Schaeffler Foundation emphasizes the social responsibility of the Schaeffler Group and its family shareholders.

Sustainability targets at a glance

Sustainability targets at a glance

Energy Efficiency
by 2024

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

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Energy efficiency goal (pie chart)

Renewable Energy
by 2024

100 % purchased power from renewable sources by 2024

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Renewable energy goal (pie chart)

Climate-neutral Supply Chain
by 2040

CO2 reduction in the supply chain (Scope 3 upstream) by 2040 compared to base year 2019

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Climate-neutral supply chain (pie chart)

Climate-neutral Production by 2030

CO2 reduction in own production (Scope 1 and 2) by 2030 compared to base year 2019

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Climate-neutral production (pie chart)

CDP Rating
by 2020/21

“A-”-rating for CDP climate score by 2021

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Rating CDP goal (pie chart)

Freshwater Supply
by 2030

20 % reduction of freshwater supply by 2030 compared to base year 2019

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Water obtaining goal (pie chart)

Accident Rate
by 2024

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

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1) Target achievement based on the annual target for 2021 of 4.1 (LTIR).

Safety at work goal (pie chart)

Sustainable Suppliers
by 2022

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

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Sustainable contractors goal (pie chart)

Introduction by the Chief Executive Officer

The progress made in the last year is due to the great dedication and commitment of all Schaeffler employees.

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Talking about Sustainability

About highlights of the reporting year, current challenges, and how the Schaeffler Group is responding to them: Corinna Schittenhelm, Member of the Executive Board responsible for Human Resources and responsi-ble for sustainability, and Thomas Fußhöller, Head of Sustainability, in conversation.

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