Industrial Sustainability

Written by Pankaj Wahane

Monday 21 March, 2022

The Industrial Revolution, a 400-year period beginning in the late 1700s, led to the development of machines that greatly increased the production of goods. Along with this technology came toxic byproducts and air pollution, which we’re still cleaning up today in our industrialized world.

Industrial Sustainability is about doing more with fewer resources, and a smaller environmental footprint… like using less water, helping to streamline manufacturing, reducing carbon footprints and loads on the grid. It’s a unified approach to design innovation, manufacturing and operation that helps formulate a more sustainable future. With so many considerations to sustainable practices, many businesses find it difficult to know where to start or find examples of industrial enterprises already employing methods of sustain ability.

Whether your business is just being born or you’re a conglomerate that is trying to get greener, sustainability can improve your bottom line and help you make a difference. Industrial sustainability is  your  path to a brighter future. Sustainability can reduce energy and resource use, increase employee morale, and enhance your company’s reputation. By  focusing on a few key areas, your business can make sustainable actions the norm.

Sustainability isn’t just an idealistic concept propagated by scientifically green startups. It’s a fundamen tal business strategy that can boost a  company’s bottom line, attract more and better talent, and provide a more  secure future for employees and investors.

Sustainability has gone from  a buzzword to one of the biggest drivers of green business, and your company  needs  to  realize  the value it   brings.   Industrial    Sustainability weaves together many business interests-from supply chain to reputation, from investor desire to legislative mandate. Sustainable indus trial practices will serve you well in future marketplace conditions and will provide opportunities for you to differentiate yourself and win over customers that want to do business with responsible corporations.

Achieving industrial sustainability requires innovation, advanced analytics, digitization, electrification, and   process   efficiencies.  Modern  technology and innovation in industrial processes are helping improve our understanding of how to  be more efficient, cut costs and help re duce the impact on our environment. Some industries have devised innovative solutions, from high-tech tools and machines that make manufactur ing faster, easier and more efficient to examining processes in order to assess the environmental impact of op­erations while others have just set out on the journey.

As companies strive to strike the right balance between growth and efficiency it is clear that increasing levels of investment in sustainability accompanied by energy-efficient production facilities will no doubt continue to be realized in the future.

Manufacturers are coming to understand that companies who have embraced sustainability are not only succeeding in the market but are becoming recognised as leaders. Manufacturers can continue to grow by turning to sustainable practices. By reducing the use of natural resources and land, applying more efficient technologies, and better managing how factories operate, manufacturers can find creative ways to stay competitive in today’s economy.

We need to aim to proactively improve the sustainability performance of assets and supply chain, delivering quantifiable and measurable benefits such as reduced costs, improved efficiencies and quality; reduced carbon emissions, and better compliance. Together we can tum insight into action, innovation into progress and sustainable manufacturing into reality.

achieve five to fifteen percent cost savings along with emissions reductions, and increased asset uptime.