Sustainable manufacturing could be defined as ‘world class manufacturing within a carbon constrained economy” and is characterised by:
· Culture of innovation
· Lean manufacturing principles
· Product Lifecycle Management
· Extended Producer Responsibility
· Sustainable design and product development
· Sustainable procurement and distribution
· Use of non-finite materials
· Advanced manufacturing technologies
· Organisational and workforce development strategies
World Class manufacturing is about fostering an organisational culture within a firm that is committed to international best practice principles throughout all facets of the organisation as an holistic approach to deliver exceptional performance and long-term competitiveness (increasingly within a carbon constrained economy).
Implementation of world class manufacturing practices will also reduce costs and impacts on the environment (e.g. reduced waste or energy consumption), reduce a firm’s carbon footprint and address supply chain partner and end user customer demand for sustainable and low carbon products. World class manufacturing directly improves efficiency, competitiveness, supports the environment and improves a firm’s triple bottom line. Implementation of world class manufacturing practices and processes contributes to the growth of your organisation.
This website is designed to assist you address eco-efficiency issues as part of an overall journey to world class manufacturing.
If you would like further assistance contact your local Regional Development Office on 1300 363 711.