Becoming a Sustainable Industrial
Manufacturing Business

Over time, sustainability has become an important topic for some companies. But now it is an imperative for manufacturers to manage their green line and comply with regulations. They must now evolve to help their customers and suppliers to be sustainable while staying competitive in a purpose-driven economy. In the future, enterprises will have to reimagine their business using models that save energy and natural resources and have a positive impact on their employees, customers, partners, and communities

Best Practice

Improve internal processes and ensure compliance by complying with current regulationsand anticipatingnew compliance challenges posed by governments and stakeholders. Run businessessustainably without compromising on the qualityof equipment and machineryand achieve great financial returns.

  • Design and sell products that use minimum material and energy in production, are efficient,and don’t pose a risk to the environment;
  • Account for and reduce carbon emissions of travel▪Increase digital customer interactions;
  • Optimize supply chain for efficiency and increase inshore manufacturing;
  • Reduce energy and water usage in production and choose green sources;
  • Source products and materials based on sustainable criteria;
  • Set up internal carbon accounting process with clear KPIs.

Next Practice

Achieve zero carbon emissions and positively influence ecosystem by extending sustainability efforts beyond running with zero environmental footprint to setting and tracking supplier sustainability metrics and helping customers reach sustainability goals. Create products and solutions that enhance and support sustainable operations throughout their lifecycle.

▪ Design for recyclability and circularity;

  • Reduce need for service through self-healing assets▪Implement mixed reality to reduce travel of technicians;
  • Provide end-to-end transparency on sustainability to the end customer;
  • Optimize energy usage in equipment operations through data driven improvements in emissions analysis;
  • Select suppliers with sustainable practices and products;
  • Benchmark energy usage and carbon footprint of products against competition in the field;
  • Set clear policies, monitor and invest in health, safety, and well-being of employees.

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R&D and Engineering:

  • Design for minimum material and energy usage in production;
  • Design for recyclability and circularity;
  • Identify and assess climate risks throughout entire product lifetime;
  • Design products with sustainable operational impact.

Marketing and Sales/Services:

  • Reduce travel and account for carbon costing;
  • Support digital customer interaction;
  • Improve efficiency of maintenance processes;
  • Provide carbontransparency to end customers;
  • Rate customers on sustainability.

Procurement/Supply Chain:

  • Optimize logistics processes to reduce carbon emissions;
  • Improve efficiency of returns management;
  • Optimize recycling with waste management partnerships;
  • Source based on sustainable criteria;
  • Select sustainable suppliers.


  • Reduce energy and water usage in production and choose green sources;
  • Document emissions and ensure compliance;
  • Drive zero accidents and downtime;
  • Deliver surplus heat for community heating;
  • Support efficient refurbishment practices.


  • Enable EU taxonomy reporting (or similar regulations);
  • Set up internal carbon accounting process with clear KPIs;
  • Set clear sustainability guidelines for investments and partners.

Human Resouces:

  • Set clear policies, monitor and invest in health, safety, and well-being of employees;
  • Ensure suppliers have ethical employment practices;
  • Invest in local development programs;
  • Avoid precarious working environments.

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