Sustainable Manufacturing – the next steps

This report sets out an exciting opportunity for British manufacturing. A post-Brexit UK must develop ambitious but achievable actions that all businesses, government and support organisations can make over a five-year period to create significant financial, environmental and social impacts.

To do so will massively increase resource productivity, build resilience against supply chain shocks, reduce business costs, open up innovation opportunities and win market share globally. Sustainability is a long journey but short-term, mass change is achievable, beneficial and time critical.

The actions against each of the five themes will collectively achieve mass impact across all industrial sectors and supply chain tiers. The specific actions align to the UK’s Industrial Strategy, and are stretching and require strength of commitment and leadership to instigate and achieve.