Successful manufacturers will those who take full advantage of the shift toward sustainability as fast and efficiently as possible. Companies practicing sustainability strategies can improve both their top and bottom lines, creating significant stakeholder and shareholder value.
Titled The eco-SMART Manufacturing Program, the services have been designed to meet the U.S. Department of Commerce’s definition for sustainable manufacturing as, “…the creation of manufactured products that:
* use processes that minimize negative environmental impacts
* conserve energy and natural resources
* are safe for employees, communities and consumers
* are economically sound.”
Programs exist that can help manufacturers learn and develop strategies to benefit from the rapidly growing sustainability marketplace. Find out much more at www.ecosmartmanufacturing.org
Summarized and edited from Plain Dealer Op/Ed by Greg Krizman, Cleveland, Ohio September 2009.