Manufacturing sustainability: Practical steps towards an efficient future

The Centre for Industrial Sustainability has worked over 350 companies worldwide, helping them to become more sustainable. This webinar provides examples of why sustainability makes business sense and how manufacturers can generate new value whilst reducing waste.


Why sustainability makes business sense (4:18)

Professor Steve Evans, Head of the Centre for Industrial Sustainability

Steve discusses the logic that links sustainability to business success, key elements of the Centre’s experience in helping businesses, provide practical insight on what works well and some of the pitfalls. 


AB Sugar case study: using circular economy approaches to convert waste into value (19:55)

Gary Punter, Industrial Fellow, Centre for Industrial Sustainability

Gary explains how during his time at AB Sugar the business created a no waste biorefinery at their factory in Wissington, UK. He explains how the process of making sustainability pay led them to set up the largest medicinal cannabis factory in the world.


Q&A  - How to tackle sustainability in your organisation (31:16)

Joined by Ian Bamford, Commercial Director, Centre for Industrial Sustainability, Steve and Gary answer some of the most pressing sustainability questions posed by listeners.




Sustainability Series


This webinar is the first in a series of IfM sustainability webinars from the Centre for Industrial Sustainability each focusing on a different aspect of how your business can become more sustainable. 


Watch the previous webinars on demand:

  1. Practical steps towards an efficient future 
  2. Identifying and eliminating waste
  3. How to develop sustainable business models




About the Centre for Industrial Sustainability (CIS)


CIS works collaboratively with research centres across the IfM and with other universities and industrial partners. The Centre provides knowledge and tools to help manufacturers profit from the opportunities of a sustainable future, and we have helped over 200 companies innovate to become more sustainable.


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The IfM Sustainability Association


Sustainability Association logoThe Sustainability Association is a membership network of manufacturing leaders and world-leading researchers looking to drive sustainable change to new levels in manufacturing organisations.


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