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P&G, Alcoa, Tesla Pair Up With Clean Energy Experts To Foster Sustainable Manufacturing

Backed by $2.6 million in state funds, the U.S. Energy Department’s Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative has announced a new program of two-year “Technology in Residence” pilot projects, pairing up a leading clean energy expert from a U.S. national lab, …
Popular Discussions Backed by $2.6 million in state funds, the U.S. Energy Department’s Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative has announced a new program of two-year &ldqu… http://360research.gilcommunity.com/discussion/pg-alcoa-tesla-pair-clean-energy-experts-foster-sustainable-manufacturing/

Coca-Cola Advances on Water Use Sustainability Goals, While Other Food Manufacturers Lag

The Coca-Cola Company this week said it is on track to achieve its goal of replenishing all the water used to make its products by the end of 2015, five years ahead of its previously-announced schedule.
Popular Discussions The Coca-Cola Company this week said it is on track to achieve its goal of replenishing all the water used to make its products by the end of 2015, five year… http://360research.gilcommunity.com/discussion/coca-cola-advances-water-use-sustainability-goals-while-other-food-manufacturers-lag/

What's Next: Beyond Manufacturing 4.0

Ted Duclos outlines a biologically inspired vision of sustainability--and manufacturing--at the ML Summit 2015.
Popular Discussions Ted Duclos, President of Freudenberg-NOK, delivered an interesting vision of what is, and what may be to come, at the Manufacturing Leadership Summit. And an… http://360research.gilcommunity.com/discussion/whats-next-beyond-manufacturing-40/

Is The Future Of Flight Electric?

Electric aircraft, will they ever fly? Well, some already have. But right now they’re just prototypes, very small, and with limited range. Nevertheless, some of the world’s leading aircraft makers are now starting to get serious about research into electr…
Popular Discussions Electric aircraft, will they ever fly? Well, a lot already have. But right now they’re mostly prototypes, small, and with limited range. Nevertheless, some o… http://360research.gilcommunity.com/discussion/future-flight-electric/

Follow That Tesla! Schiphol’s Airport Cabs Go Green

Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, one of the busiest international airports in Europe, has just taken delivery of a 167-vehicle fleet of Tesla electric cars in a bid to become the world’s most eco-friendly airport.
Popular Discussions Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, one of the busiest international airports in Europe, has just taken delivery of a 167-vehicle fleet of Tesla electric car… http://360research.gilcommunity.com/discussion/follow-tesla-schiphols-airport-cabs-go-green/

Model for Measuring Product Sustainability Proposed

Manufacturers typically track and report their sustainability improvement progress in terms of resource savings and emission reductions. But what about the sustainability characteristics of the products themselves? What if manufacturers—and their customer…
Popular Discussions Manufacturers typically track and report their sustainability improvement progress in terms of resource savings and emission reductions. But what about the s… http://360research.gilcommunity.com/discussion/model-measuring-product-sustainability-proposed/

Harley Previews ‘Concept’ Electric Motorbike

Harley-Davidson, the iconic American motorbike maker, revealed its first electric ‘Hog’ this week. The prototype model will now begin a 2-year tour, starting this month in New York, to gather direct customer feedback before any decisions are made about fu…
Popular Discussions Harley-Davidson, the iconic American motorbike maker, revealed its first electric ‘Hog’ this week. The prototype model will now begin a 2-year tour, starting… http://360research.gilcommunity.com/discussion/harley-previews-concept-electric-motorbike/

Tesla’s Move to Open Patent Portfolio: Inspired or Foolish?

When is a manufacturer’s patent portfolio more valuable in the public domain than protected behind firewalls and lawyers? When, as open intellectual property, it has the potential to disrupt existing markets and create new ones. At least that is Tesla Mo…
Popular Discussions When is a manufacturer’s patent portfolio more valuable in the public domain than protected behind firewalls and lawyers? When, as open intellectual pr… http://360research.gilcommunity.com/discussion/teslas-move-open-patent-portfolio-inspired-or-foolish/

China To Scrap Six Million Dirty Cars This Year

The Chinese government announced plans this week to remove up to six million dirty vehicles from its roads by the end of the year in an urgent bid to reduce the devastating levels of pollution clogging up its cities.
Popular Discussions The Chinese government announced plans earlier this week to remove up to six million dirty vehicles from its roads by the end of the year in an urgent bid to… http://360research.gilcommunity.com/discussion/china-scrap-six-million-dirty-cars-year/

Retailers Push Manufacturers to Document Sustainable Practices

Consumer goods manufacturers are feeling increased pressure to document their environmental impacts and sustainability efforts, as large retailers expand efforts to measure the sustainability of their suppliers.
Popular Discussions Consumer goods manufacturers are feeling increased pressure to document their environmental impacts and sustainability efforts, as large retailers expand eff… http://360research.gilcommunity.com/discussion/retailers-push-manufacturers-document-sustainable-practices/

Sweet Green Tomatoes: Symbiotic Manufacturing Sustainability In Action

Sustainable manufacturing initiatives are becoming ever more inventive, it seems.
Sustainable manufacturing initiatives are becoming ever more inventive, it seems. Talking with Dr. Padmakshi Rana yesterday evening, one of the researchers at the U.K.’s … http://360research.gilcommunity.com/discussion/sweet-green-tomatoes-symbiotic-manufacturing-sustainability/

Green Pharma Goes Mobile: Safer Solvents App Launched By Industry Leaders

In an effort to slash the amount of potentially harmful waste in the development and production of new drugs and medicines, a group of leading global pharmaceuticals companies have joined forces to help create a new mobile app that guides developers in th…
In an effort to slash the amount of potentially harmful waste in the development and production of new drugs and medicines, a group of leading global pharmaceuticals companies hav… http://360research.gilcommunity.com/discussion/green-pharma-goes-mobile-safer-solvents-app-launched-industr/

Sustainability That Customers Will Pay For

Sustainability is in the eye of the beholder. That newfangled aphorism was the theme of the most recent meeting of the Manufacturing Leadership Council.
Sustainability is in the eye of the beholder. That newfangled aphorism was the theme of the most recent meeting of the Manufacturing Leadership Council. In particular, many man… http://360research.gilcommunity.com/discussion/sustainability-customers-will-pay/

Boeing, BMW Join Forces on Carbon Fiber Manufacturing and Recycling

The rapid development of new composite materials for advanced light-weight vehicles is becoming a rich area of innovation and collaboration across different industry sectors.
The rapid development of new composite materials for advanced light-weight vehicles is becoming a rich area of innovation and collaboration across different industry sectors. G… http://360research.gilcommunity.com/discussion/boeing-bmw-join-forces-carbon-fiber-manufacturing-and-recycl/

Renault’s Light Touch On Future Factories

French auto group Renault will inaugurate over 400,000 square meters of solar panels later this week at six of its French production sites in what the company says is the largest solar energy project in the global auto industry.
French auto group Renault will inaugurate over 400,000 square meters of solar panels later this week at six of its French production sites in what the company says is the largest … http://360research.gilcommunity.com/discussion/renaults-light-touch-future-factories/

The Energy Management Movement

The kick-off discussion on the second day of the Manufacturing Leadership Summit focused on energy management in manufacturing.
The kick-off discussion on the second day of the Manufacturing Leadership Summit focused on energy management in manufacturing. Specifically, because of the increasing demand for … http://360research.gilcommunity.com/discussion/energy-management-movement/

Dow Has Business to Sustain

Some at Dow Chemical were a bit squeamish when Bill Ginn, chief conservation officer at the Nature Conservancy, visited the company’s Midland, MI, offices on Earth Day in 2011. Most manufacturers would be. But instead of a contentious meeting pitting one …
Some at Dow Chemical were a bit squeamish when Bill Ginn, chief conservation officer at the Nature Conservancy, visited the company’s Midland, MI, offices on Earth Day in 20… http://360research.gilcommunity.com/discussion/dow-has-business-sustain/

Contract Worker Welfare: How Much Responsibility Do Manufacturers Have?

Just how responsible should brand owners and retailers be held for the health, safety, and growth of the contract workers--often located in far-flung, low-cost countries--who build their products?
Just how responsible should brand owners and retailers be held for the health, safety, and growth of the contract workers--often located in far-flung, low-cost countries--who buil… http://360research.gilcommunity.com/discussion/contract-worker-welfare-how-much-responsibility-do-manufactu/

Would Your Suppliers' Labor Practices Pass Scrutiny?

As Apple Computer can testify, manufacturers of consumer products that don't stay on top of the labor practices engaged in by even their furthest-flung suppliers are risking their reputations and, ultimately, their competitiveness.
As Apple Computer can testify, manufacturers of consumer products that don't stay on top of the labor practices engaged in by even their furthest-flung suppliers are risking their… http://360research.gilcommunity.com/discussion/would-your-suppliers-labor-practices-pass-scrutiny/

Critical Metals and Minerals: From Just in Time to Just Not There

As the planet's population grows and, in many developing companies, becomes more affluent, and as geopolitical and policy issues continue to grow, manufacturers increasingly face risks related to unstable supplies of certain critical metals and minerals, …
As the planet's population grows and, in many developing companies, becomes more affluent, and as geopolitical and policy issues continue to grow, manufacturers increasingly face … http://360research.gilcommunity.com/discussion/critical-metals-and-minerals-just-time-just-not-there/

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Dow Has Business to Sustain  in Sustainability
Posted by cchiappinelli on May 01, 2012
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