Circularity is a key aspect for Sandvik and we reuse and recycle to offset the use of raw materials and reduce waste. Total waste decreased by 2 percent. In 2020, 18 of Sandvik’s production-related sites reported a 100 percent waste recovery rate. Sandvik recycles both steel and cemented carbide.
The reportable waste disposal methods are defined based on the disposal codes from the EU regulation ‘Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of June 14, 2006 on shipments of waste’. These definitions will be applied by our reporting entities. The determination of waste disposal method varies in the company but is mainly based on information from the waste disposal company.