Treading responsibly

Conscious of our responsibility towards the environment, we are guided by the Climate Action Plan developed by the Schaeffler Group. The Climate Action Plan forms the foundation for our climate action measures. We continuously strive to further optimise our internal processes, focus on the decarbonisation of production and improve resource efficiency.

Climate neutrality

Renewable energy

Renewable energy plays a crucial role in our decarbonisation strategy. We have set up about 1 MWp of rooftop solar at our Talegaon and Savli plants. We also have Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) in place with renewable power generators.


Renewable energy

34,902 MWh

Renewable energy

Increase in Renewable Energy (in%)
Energy efficiency

At Schaeffler India, we are undertaking efforts to reduce our climate impact significantly. Whilst our energy consumption, in terms of absolute numbers, increased due to surging demand, we have strengthened our energyefficiency initiatives and made conscious efforts to reduce our consumption.

0.0019 kWh/K

Energy intensity
(Total energy consumption/ turnover in rupees)

CO2 emissions (tonnes)


We consider the carbon footprint of the product – from development to circular economy – into account at the designing stage. The circular economy strategy focuses on reuse, repair, refurbish, re-manufacture and recycle. We send all our metal scrap, plastic packaging scrap and other types of scrap to authorised recyclers/reprocessors. It is ensured that the raw materials from the foundry and packing materials from the manufacturers contain the recycled content of metal and plastic, respectively. Further, plastic waste generated during the moulding process is recycled into the process. Hazardous wastes like used oil and waste oil are sent to CPCB-authorised re-processors. Efforts are made to co-process other hazardous wastes in collaboration with cement industries.

6,950 tonnes

Waste generated


Waste recycled

443 tonnes

Waste diverted from landfill

Reducing and reutilising waste

To manage our waste, we implement various efficient waste management initiatives that consider environmental impact, social effects, and commercial viability. We dispose of our hazardous waste at a government-approved central landfill, while our non-hazardous waste is recycled by sending it to authorised recyclers.

Waste generation by type (in tonnes)

Resource efficiency and environmental protection

We have voluntarily set a target to reduce our freshwater withdrawal by 20% by 2030.

Installation of high-efficiency VSD air compressor

The VSD technology closely follows the air demand by automatically adjusting the motor speed. This results in massive energy savings of up to 35%. In addition, lowered system pressure with VSD minimises energy use across production. After installation of the compressor, verified savings is 491MWh/year.

0.0024 m3/`

Water intensity
(Water consumed/turnover in thousand rupees)

80,061 m3

Recycled and treated water used in operations and for
domestic purposes

Schaeffler India locations use water primarily for sanitation, cooling and industrial applications. We are working towards systematically reducing dependence to minimise waterrelated production risks. A variety of projects were planned during the year to reduce water withdrawal and recycle withdrawn water.

We reduced the power consumption of the Sulfate Removal Unit (SRU) by processing high-salt concentrated Dipping Basin Water and adding this water to SBM instead of De-Mineralised Water (DM Water). This helped reduce DM Water (90 KL per annum) and 168 MWh electricity consumption per annum.

Green products

Along with using green energy, Schaeffler also takes pride in its approach towards green products. CO2e reduction is integrated into the product development process, including product design and material selection We are developing several components and system solutions for e-mobility. We also plan to reduce our warehousing and reduce waste and scrap in the Automotive Aftermarket division.

Progress in 2023
In our sustainability pursuits, we have adopted various measures to improve energy efficiency, reduce water footprint, transform employee safety culture and bring inclusivity and diversity to the workforce. We are working to increase our Renewable Energy proportion by signing Power Purchase Agreements with renewable energy generators in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, where we have manufacturing facilities. Such measures have provided impetus for conserving natural resources along with a platform to develop synergies within the workforce.

Case study

Schaeffler’s energy efficiency
measuring and tracking web tool

With a web tool developed by the Group, and implemented in India as well, we measure, plan, implement and verify our energy efficiency programmes. This tool is widely used across our manufacturing facilities as well as our corporate offices.

At Schaeffler, the targets to improve energy efficiency and reduce water usage are decided at the beginning of the year. In 2023, we implemented projects/initiatives, verified by an external audit agency, across all our plants.

To achieve energy efficiency (energy consumed measured in kWh/ MWh), identifying and addressing air leaks promptly can save industrial set-ups from wasting air and escalating energy costs. It also optimises system efficiency, ensures equipment longevity, improves air efficiency, and reduces the carbon footprint across our plants. Air consumption is 20-25% of total plant consumption weightage.

Expected savings of ~250T Euro every quarter.

To reduce water consumption (in m3):

  • Implemented reuse of the STP Treated water at non-contact washroom points
  • Re-use of RO reject
Workflow steps and corresponding milestones when finishing