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Sustainable Manufacturing & Operations

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Laura Holness

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Sustainable Manufacturing & Operations
Sustainable development is 'development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs' Bruntland, 1987
Ecological
Social
Economical
Government
Timeline:
1972: The Stockholm Conference
1987: The Brundtland Commission
1992: UNCED, Rio de Janeiro
1997: 19th Special Session of the U.N General Assembly
2002: Rio+10, Johannesburg, South Africa
2012: Rio+20, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
.....?
Industrial
Revolution
Carbon Emissions
Global Carbon Emissions
BP Oil Spill 04/2011
&
Renewable Energy
Water Pollution
'London was one of the first cities in the world to build a sewer system and improve the quality of it's drinking water supply'
(Environmental History Resources)
Land Pollution
Natural Gases
41%
Organisations have seen a '66% increase in inquiries about sustainability in the past 12 months from investors and shareholders' (Gies, 2012)
'At the current pace, Brazil will exhaust its supplies of oil, coal and gas within 30 years' (The Economist, 2012)
UK plan to invest £6bn in Irish windfarm
'Triple Bottom Line'
Global Economic Crisis
EXAMPLE
Taken From: http://www.ford.co.uk/experience-ford/FordInnovation/FordECOneticTechnologies
UK GOVERNMENT
THE USA
RIO+20 CONFERENCE
Corporate Social Responsibility
"The relationship between business and society."
Social Responsibility

"The principle that companies should contribute to the welfare of society and not be solely devoted to maximising profits."
Example:
Procter and Gamble's "Live, Learn and Thrive" Initiative
Chenobyl Disaster, 1986
The Three Pillars of Sustainability
On the up
18

Century
Only created 6.8% of electricity in the UK in 2010
Landfill usage did decrease by 33% between 2000 and 2010 but we are still left with .........
91%
'Traditional funding from government and industrial investment... are proving inadequate' Herzog, 2012
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