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Environmental Health and Safety (EHS)

When it comes to safety, we believe even one injury is too many, so we remain relentless in our pursuit of an accident-free workplace, with education and prevention being our most effective tools.

Timken is committed to operating safely and responsibly every day. We strive to keep our workplaces safe and healthy, to care for the environment around us and to develop sustainable technologies and business practices that contribute to global economic growth and prosperity.

At the same time, Timken remains a good steward of the environment, guarding our natural resources as we strive for greater efficiency in our operations and for our customers. We embrace environmental sustainability through pollution prevention, waste management, recycling and energy conservation, and as we create energy-saving innovations in our friction management and power transmission products and services.

As part of our commitment, Timken’s Environmental Health and Safety team has developed an audit program which regularly assesses our EHS management systems globally to ensure compliance with both external regulations and our high internal standards. Manufacturing facilities are audited by Timken’s Corporate EHS team or a qualified consultant, every three years or sooner*. Additionally, our manufacturing facilities are required to conduct annual self-audits to ensure compliance with regulatory obligations and internal expectations.

* Exceptions may include distribution centers, warehouses, or newly acquired facilities. Changes to the schedule are approved by the vice president of Environmental Health and Safety.

Environmental Management Systems

Timken is well on the way to meeting its corporate goal of implementing an environmental management system (EMS) in accordance with ISO 14001 at all manufacturing facilities worldwide.  More than 50 percent of our facilities use an EMS to help drive further improvement in environmental performance.  The following sites have obtained third-party certification.


Our ISO 14001 Certificates

Inspection, assembly and packaging of bearing industry products for original equipment and aftermarket customers.

Service of sourcing, supplier development and other fulfillment for Timken manufacturing facilities

Design and manufacture of tapered roller bearings

Aerospace ball & roller bearings (excluding design and development)

Timken XEMC (Hunan) Bearing Co. LTD (Xiangtan)

Tapered roller bearings

Tapered roller bearings

Tapered roller bearings

Taper roller and cylindrical roller bearings

Design and manufacturing of lubrication solutions

Tapered roller bearings and parts including forgings, cages, rollers, cups and cones

Design & Development, manufacture and repair of bearing related parts – up to 4000 mm size range; Metallurgical testing and evaluation activities

Design, manufacture, assembly, test and supply of company’s range of lubrication systems, hydraulic hose reels and associated fittings, by-pass filtration systems, including the repair of products returned to the factory for service under warranty

Ball and roller bearings; motor vehicle supplies and new parts

Ball and roller bearings

The design and manufacture of tapered roller bearings, components and assemblies

Ball and roller bearings; motor vehicle supplies and new parts