White Papers
Published: 1 November 2019

Making Manufacturing Sustainable by Design

Although more than 50% of the world’s total energy is consumed by manufacturing-related activities, advanced manufacturing technologies offer companies dramatic opportunities to boost productivity and competitiveness while simultaneously reducing the environmental impact of manufacturing.

Although more than 50% of the world’s total energy is consumed by manufacturing-related activities, advanced manufacturing technologies offer companies dramatic opportunities to boost productivity and competitiveness while simultaneously reducing the environmental impact of manufacturing.

To seize the potential of new technologies and accelerate the sustainability agenda, the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Advanced Manufacturing and Production (GFC) identified a series of existing programmes that could be accelerated, and developed a set of recommendations to help remove existing constraints and provide new incentives to allow remanufacturing, reuse and recycling to take off.

License and Republishing

World Economic Forum reports may be republished in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License, and in accordance with our Terms of Use.