Delivering on Carbon Neutral Goals
Sustainable Manufacturing Practices
“The game changer in sustainability and cutting greenhouse gas emissions is digital. Through a 360° partnership, we are able to take even the most efficient piece of equipment and turn it into a powerhouse."— Katie McGinty , Vice President & Chief Sustainability, Government and Regulatory Affairs Officer, Johnson Controls
Industrial companies are coming under increasing pressure from regulators, consumers, job seekers, and investors to reduce their heavy carbon footprint. The fact that the sector accounts for more than half of all energy consumption and one-fifth of greenhouse gas emissions globally reveals the enormity of the task. At the same time, making progress holds the promise of a sizeable reward.
To gain a more textured understanding of where industrial companies stand on decarbonization, the Manufacturers Alliance recently partnered with Infosys to take a deep dive into the topic. We surveyed almost 200 companies and conducted one-on-one executive interviews with companies in both the process and product manufacturing sectors.
Our top-level findings reveal that companies are eager to lower their carbon footprint, but many are stalled — unable to move from visibility to transparency and analysis to action. They are actively looking for best practices that can be shared across industries and scaled for a range of company sizes.
Read the full report to see how manufacturing companies are addressing the decarbonization imperative, which programs are on the near-term horizon, where they have surmounted obstacles, and why leaders in this space view sustainability as an enabler of both short- and long-term performance gains.