Circularity is a key aspect for Sandvik and we reuse and recycle to offset the use of raw materials and reduce waste.
Our most significant waste input is various forms of metal raw materials. Our products are refined products based on metal handling. A metal raw material can be melted down and used many times, without compromising quality, which creates favorable conditions for circular material handling.
We strive to increase recycled material in our products and purchase as much recycled material. We collect and sort waste metal from our production in order to reuse the material. We run buyback programs with our customers to collect and reuse the material in our production. Waste generated outside of our production, such as packaging, is handled by third parties who are responsible for properly sorting of materials. All employees and contractors are responsible for correctly sorting and disposing of waste on site.
Data on waste
You find data on waste in the note for environmental footprint in our Annual report.