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Latest developments and untapped opportunities in resource efficiency

At the recent EPSRC Industrial Sustainability conference, Greg Lavery of Lavery/Pennell and Professor Steve Evans from the University of Cambridge spoke on recent developments and emerging themes in the field of non-labour resource efficiency. This included an examination on the impacts of the Next Manufacturing Revolution, the New Industrial Model and the Foresight Report into the Future of Manufacturing. The presentations, captured in the video below, identify that while some change has occurred in specific fields, substantial opportunities for cost savings and sustainability improvements...

How Nestlé reduced its energy use by 36% per tonne of product

This video explains the £1.9B p.a. energy saving opportunity available to UK manufacturers and how Nestlé has made substantial energy efficiency improvements. Despite ongoing improvements in energy use, the Next Manufacturing Revolution study* identified Energy Efficiency as a major opportunity for UK manufacturers worth: £1.9B p.a. in cost savings 19.2 MtCO2e in greenhouse gas emission savings 3,500 new skilled full time jobs This video describes: How leading companies have saved up to 70% of their energy use through four different types of energy efficiency initiatives How Nestlé has reduced its energy use by 36% per tonne of product since 2006 in UK and Ireland plants, with more savings on the way. * The Next Manufacturing Revolution study available here was co-authored by Lavery/Pennell, the University of Cambridge’s Institute for Manufacturing and...

Emerging new industrial model

How Unilever, Interface, Nestle, Patagonia and others have improved both their profitability and sustainability in 3 steps. This video describes how leading companies have built on a foundation of non-labour resource efficiency (as discussed in the Next Manufacturing Revolution) to increase their revenues, reduce costs and risks while creating jobs and reducing environmental impact. You can click through to read more about the new industrial model, including downloading the full...

Revenue growth from resource efficiency

Resource efficiency is traditionally associated with cost reduction. But leading companies have also used non-labour resource efficiency to drive sales. Watch this webinar recording to hear how Kyocera successfully do this and how your company can too. The Next Manufacturing Revolution conservatively estimated additional profits worth £325M p.a. from revenue growth from resource efficiency through: • Improved product performance • More efficient delivery models such as ‘servicising’ • Collaborative consumption business models Quantifying these additional revenues can boost the economics of resource efficiency and should be included in sustainability-related business cases. In this webinar, Dr Greg Lavery from Lavery Pennell, lead author of the Next Manufacturing Revolution, presents the revenue growth opportunities available from resource efficiency and how to succeed followed by Tracey Rawling-Church, Head of CSR at Kyocera Document Solutions UK, presenting Kyocera’s...

New Industrial Model Identified

A new, more profitable and sustainable model for industry has emerged estimated to be worth, for Europe, €100bn in additional profits, 168,000 new jobs and a 14.6% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. It involves three stages which respond to today’s business challenges. REDUCE – improving non-labour resource efficiency* REPLACE – reinvesting some of the efficiency savings in sustainable inputs (materials and renewable energy) RE-OFFER – developing innovative new products and capturing market share growth   The report on the model is available here: new industrial model report. The logic for the new model is compelling: increased profits, more jobs and reduced environmental impact. Leading companies including Unilever, Body Shop, Patagonia, Ecover and Interface have recognised the power of the new model and are capturing value through its implementation. Interface, the world’s largest producer of carpet tiles, is a case study of the benefits available. In its European manufacturing operations, Interface has reduced energy and yarn usage per unit of production by 40% and 12% respectively since 1996, switched to 100% renewable energy for its Scherpenzeel site, and replaced 43% of its raw materials with bio-based or recycled alternatives. This has reduced Interface’s costs by €7.6 million p.a., as well as reduced life cycle greenhouse gas emissions by 35,500 tCO2e p.a. and enabled the company to remain the world’s leading manufacturer of carpet tile in a highly competitive industry. The potential of the new industrial model for the whole of the European manufacturing sector is estimated to be: €100 billion p.a. profit before tax improvement from materials efficiency, energy efficiency and renewable energy – at a capex cost of €66...