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The State of Sustainability in Manufacturing

Sustainability in Manufacturing: how to prepare for radical change.

What does the future of manufacturing sustainability look like in a new era of Industry 4.0? How can manufacturers radically reduce their carbon footprint and improve resource efficiency to prepare for the major changes ahead?

Sustainability in Manufacturing: how to prepare for radical change

What does the future of manufacturing sustainability look like in a new era of Industry 4.0? How can manufacturers radically reduce their carbon footprint and improve resource efficiency to prepare for the major changes ahead?

Radical new approach to energy and resource efficiency

We have partnered with edie to offer insights into tomorrow's greener, cleaner manufacturing. The State of Sustainability in Manufacturing report examines the key issues industry faces, the drivers forcing change, and new opportunities to raise energy and environmental performance.

Radical new approaches to energy saving and resource efficiency are required to reduce carbon emissions, ensure energy resilience, protect the environment, and ensure UK manufacturing is globally competitive.

The report looks at the new business models, collaborations and technological advances that manufacturers must embrace to embed sustainability into their 'smart factories' and supply chains.

Financial wisdom of sustainability

According to the report's survey findings, top of the investment priorities for manufacturers is energy efficiency upgrades, followed by waste management and resource efficiency. This makes good financial sense as conservative estimates show that UK manufacturing could increase profits by £10bn a year, create 300,000 new jobs, and reduce total greenhouse gas emissions by 4.5%, through energy and resource efficiency.

How to gain competitive advantage

As UK manufacturing moves closer to the critical turning point of a Fourth Industrial Revolution – driven by technological advancement and megatrend pressures, such as resource scarcity and climate change, how can industry turn these challenges into competitive advantage?

The edie insight report seeks to answer the urgent questions posed by manufacturers as they adapt sustainability strategies to a new digitized industrial age - characterised by the 'internet of things', artificial intelligence and robotics.

Download the report - Sector Summary: The State of Sustainability in Manufacturing.

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